Scott Areman, a corporate and advertising photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia, is skilled at capturing his subjects with an authentic, dynamic, and intimate approach. During a recent trip to Savannah, Scott worked on a self-assigned project focusing on the people, culture, and architecture of Georgia’s oldest city.
I love traveling to places that interest me both visually and culturally. I love exploring places with a camera and being open to what I see and experience.
Traveling to Savannah for the first time, Scott was drawn to the bustling culinary scene and historic district filled with cobblestone streets, 18th-century homes, and historical landmarks. As he researched Savannah’s historic district, Scott narrowed down the places he wanted to explore first, excited by what he might discover.
A four-hour drive from his hometown, Scott spent five days exploring Savannah’s historic district and Tybee Island, a 20-minute drive from downtown Savannah. Walkable streets and mild temperatures made it easy for Scott to explore and pay close attention to the intricate details of the city. Throughout Savannah you will find gorgeous squares and streets, and Scott felt that his photos captured their beauty.
Scott used his experience in documentary and street photography to curate beautiful candid images. By casually approaching individuals he thought were unique or interesting, Scott asked, “Hey, would you mind if I took your picture?” This opened the door for him to have brief but fun connections with his subjects.
My experience is that most people want to be seen. I’m very comfortable approaching people to see what comes of it.
Scott used the images from his trip to Savannah to showcase his love of street and travel photography. The images also give insight into his personal style and range of skills. Talents that his clients hire him for to shoot brand narrative and corporate communications projects.
I get hired a lot by corporate and commercial clients to create stories about their businesses based on the authenticity and fullness of life seen in my pictures.
Wandering around with a camera in hand ready to capture a moment is one of Scott’s favorite parts of traveling. For him, it’s about discovering new places and creating art. In a similar vein to American photographer Bruce Davidson, Scott enjoys street photography for the brief love affairs that occur when encountering people.
I love the adventure and the images that come from the candid, unplanned creativity.
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