About Scott Collins
allow me to introduce myself
I am a passionate visual storyteller with a thirst for knowledge. I love to experience the world and to narrate what I see, say, and feel with the lens. With the photograph I can abstract potent symbols and sublime visual poems that inform and educate people, move them, maybe even surprise them. The subtle beauty of a simple image telling a story has always fascinated me.
Along side my love of photography is a love of cooking, coffee and art. I have a hunger for books. Thoughts and ideas from people past and present fuel my inspiration. I have a deep compassion for animals and feel it is our duty to speak for those without voice. That opinion leads back to photography. As a visual medium, it speaks volumes without saying a word and that is a powerful thing.
a brief history of...
Besides having a subscription to the National Geographic since 1984, I have ten years worth of traveling around the globe, road tripping dusty highways across Canada and the United States, wandering cobblestone alcoves in the United Kingdom, chatting with fishermen on the coast of Nicaragua, sipping tea with party members of the CPC in China, eating hummus on ancient steps in East Jerusalem, getting arrested at gunpoint by Fatah in Bethlehem, and backpacking India. During that time I dabbled in Journalism at Thompson Rivers University, managed to get a Professional Photographer Degree from Focal Point School of Visual Arts, an A.A. Degree in History from Kwantlen University, interned under the guidance of the Montreal Gazette photography staff, attended numerous workshops hosted by VII Photo Agency, and have had several gallery showings while in Vancouver.