First Friday - February (gallery opening) - Scott Takeda Photography








Scott Takeda - One man show:

I practice a quiet form of photojournalism. Take a look at my images and you will see ordinary life captured in extraordinarily candid moments. A woman walking down a path at sunrise. Kids playing by the beach. A woman looking pensively out a window. All of them are snippets of everyday moments that are transformed into something far more interesting when captured by the camera.

These are not shots of disasters, sports celebrations, or protests – the usual images that fill your local newspaper or TV newscast. In fact, none of the images in this exhibition have anything to do with the news. But look at them. Study them. Feel them. And perhaps you’ll see why I think they are just as interesting.

I developed this quiet style several years ago as a young photojournalist while shooting for print and TV news outlets across the country. I was always the guy who didn’t want to join the media circus. If I came to the scene of some news event and saw dozens of cameras all focused in one direction, I’d focus my camera in a completely different direction. Every once in a while, I’d miss the shot that told the story, but more often than not, I’d capture the image that no one else had – a quieter image that gave context and form to the story. That’s when I learned that the ordinary, even the simplest scene could be extraordinary.

It’s now been more than a decade since I retired from the newsroom, and I’m still the photographer aiming my camera the other way.


Here are a few of the images he'll be sharing:

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