My high school media teacher put it to me that a career in Photography was well within my grasp, as did my accounting teacher with regards to becoming an accountant. The former seemed more appealing due to my inability to add numbers and general loathing of paperwork. Thus began my love affair with the camera.

I began my career as a freelance photographer in community newspapers while undertaking an advanced diploma at Photography Studies College.  After graduating in 1999, I travelled to New York to work on a photographic project. When I returned to Melbourne, I joined Fairfax Media as a photojournalist where I am today.  The pace and stimulation of the industry is what drives me, communicating stories through a visual medium

Combining editorial photography with location lighting has become a focus of mine. Fusing ambient and flash along with a strong sense of communication to create a distinctive body of work.

Whether it’s shooting a political funding announcement or avoiding flying golf balls at an underworld funeral, everyday is as challenging as it rewarding.

-Scott McNaughton