Demonstrating a keen and conscientious eye in both color and black and white landscape photography, the common thread throughout is Scott Reither’s compelling use of long exposures. The landscapes vary from nature to urban and at times include a human or animal presence, but one thing is apparent, Scott’s passion is most evident while capturing time in the still image.
Reither invites the viewer into his world of extended time with exposures ranging from a few seconds to several hours, where people morph into ghosts, water appears still and tranquil, where the paths of planes and the tracking of our planet against the dark sky is seen. With compositional arrangements showing a clear sensitivity to his surroundings, one almost forgets that nothing is staged, and only an intuitive recording of time unfolding is at work.
Specializing in creating fine art gallery photographic prints and museum-quality custom framed pieces for private collections, Scott Reither’s photographs have gained collectors from around the globe. His work has been recognized and awarded in the industry, most notably by the International Photography Awards (IPA) in 2008 and 2009, Black and White Magazines 2009 Image Awards, and American Photo Magazines Images of the Year in 2008.
Scott Reither currently lives in Maui, Hawaii with his wife Rebecca and continues his work between travels.
Scenes of innate beauty exist everywhere, both in nature and that touched by the hand of man. With my images, it is not my intention to document a scene as a journalist might, but to move beyond the literal and record a scene in such a way that evokes an emotion or feeling, and to focus the viewer in a way that is meditative in nature. With the camera’s ability to record a period of time in the still photograph, I often use exposures from a few seconds to several hours in length. Similar to a meditation technique in which you allow your vision to go soft, allowing the mind to settle, the camera records while movement blurs, becoming soft. In both cases, life and mind can be cleansed of distracting elements and a more contemplative nature is born.