Scott Kinzie was hooked on photography as a teenager by the Polaroid camera he owned. Later, during a career as a plant biologist, he spent hours in rural areas of Indiana and his interest and passion for nature and wildlife photography grew over a “working lifetime”.
While most of his images are captured in Indiana and surrounding states, he enjoys traveling and exploring other photographic opportunities for his nature and wildlife images.
Scott uses the same techniques that all artists consider when producing artwork: composition, lines, shapes, colors, and texture. Once he has these elements in place, there is one more aspect of his photography that is almost as important – the background. He wants the subject of his work to stand out. The most pleasing approach is by making sure the background is not distracting. Light and dark, and opposite colors are often juxtaposed to draw the eye to the subject. Sometimes all it takes is a blur of the background, especially when photographing flowers. His hope is that all who view his photography find it both visually interesting and pleasing to the senses.
As his work has matured he has also developed a skill for hardscapes and coastal scenes in addition to his more traditional landscapes.
Scott’s professional memberships include those of The Photo Venture Camera Club in Indianapolis, and the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). You can see and buy examples of his photography in his SCAC studio in Thorntown, at the Art IN Hand Gallery in Zionsville, or at many of the art fairs he attends throughout the summer.