Scott Bean



About Scott

Growing up in Kansas, Scott had a lot of opportunities to spend time outside, usually hunting or fishing. He hates to admit it, but at the time he didn’t pay much attention to the landscapes around him. He did, however, learn to really love being outside. "For me," Scott said, "my first forays into photography were an excuse to be outside and that ‘excuse’ is still a major driving force for me to be behind the camera. I like being outside, I like being out away from it all. I’d like to be able to say something deeper than that about why I choose to make photographs, but “I like to” is the most honest thing I can come up with."


Scott wants his photography to not only connect him personally to the surrounding landscape, but also capture the experiences he has while being outdoors so that he can share them with others.

"I’ve always been inspired by other photographers who could make me feel like I was there in their photograph or make me feel like I very much wanted to be there. That’s something I aspire to achieve with my work. I want people to experience what I experienced when I clicked the shutter, not just visually, but to also try and give you a sense of what it was like to have been there."


And of course, he wants his photographs to bring joy to people that see them; either in the memory of a place, the excitement of seeing something new, or maybe seeing something in a photograph of a place they have driven by hundreds of times but never really noticed before, or maybe just seeing the sheer beauty that can exist in the world around us.


Scott's work has appeared in several magazines including Kansas! Magazine, Farm and Ranch Living, Shutter Bug, Manhattan Magazine, Kansas Travel Guides, Kansas Outdoors , The Furrow and Backpacker Magazine. His photos have also been used in calendars, book covers, text books, corporate reports, and corporate websites.  He enjoys teaching photography classes and workshops through UFM in Manhattan, Kansas and also doing private workshops for interested individuals

2010 - present

2010 - present

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