an exploration of urban identity in the middle of Texas
I came to Austin last week to work under the guidance of mentor and Magnum photographer, David Alan Harvey at a workshop and exhibition hosted at the University of Texas. The goal was to create a photo essay in less than a week which would be screened at the Ransom Center.
Long days quickly bled into nights requiring me to shoot in the light I most enjoy: the dark. This essay is about a day in the night of this incredibly vibrant city. Sometimes nights end well. Sometimes they veer off course. M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” would be an appropriate soundtrack to accompany this essay.
Scott Witt (Range-Findings.com) tells TEOA the following about himself: “Spending the last 15 years in Advertising, I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world extensively; shooting everything from fashion to portraiture to religious festivals on the disputed borders of India and Pakistan. I’m a New Yorker currently living in the SF Bay Area; and work as a Creative Director making interesting products you probably use every day if you have an iPhone. My photographic style is informed by the traditions of Street, Available Light and Photojournalism – ultimately expressed as Lifestyle Reportage.”