Biography  

Vision

All humans have inherent talents; for a time, I hoped that mine was painting and my fascination with nature provided me with an abundance of material. My brushstrokes, however, never animated my canvases the way my artist heroes could which sadden me because I was delirious with the beauty around me, and I needed to capture my muse.

I was born in the age of photography and more wonderfully in an era of both film, digital and more recently, high-resolution digital mirrorless capture - each with tremendous artistic and technological benefits. Finally, with my camera, I could harness the dancing light, bring the majestic horizons back with me, and reproduce nature's strange wonderment. 

 

All this though is only half of the joy of my work; no artist wants their creations to stay hidden. Through my galleries, I can share my 21st-century masterpieces with others whose spirits are uplifted by nature's formidable beauty as mine are. 

As a lifelong naturalist based in Europe's epicentre of biodiversity: Serranía de Ronda, Andalucía, España; a land long-invaded by lovers of what nature has to offer under exceptional circumstances. I'm a kid in a sweet shop; every day is like Sunday because Sunday and it's time to head on out and find something more than amazing in this virgin territory where here the juxtaposition of latitude and topography keep on giving. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature Style

A naturalist first and foremost, I have worked alone throughout my entire photographic career an attribute that has enabled me to produce an entire body of original work. 'Red Grouse on Gritstone Edge' a major competition winning image is an excellent example of my signature style. Taken with a Hasselblad XPan II panoramic camera; this image presented an entirely different style and perspective from the usual 4:3 ratio.

Early Professional Career 

Before entering the art business world, I sought employment as a Gemmologist in the City working with such luminaries as Cartier • Chaumet • De Beers • Sotheby's • Wartski. During this time, I harboured a passion for business management, entrepreneurship and the natural world that has served me well.

Media

BBC One - Countryfile • BBC One - The One Show • BBC One - Look North Manchester • Mijas International TV / VisionWild co-presenter (Spain)  Canal Sur (Spain) • BBC Radio Four • Radio Gibraltar • Talk Radio Europe • BBC Radio Manchester. Published in all the major British and many prestigious international photography and natural history editorial publications and leading broadsheets. Front covers include BBC Wildlife Magazine • BA High Life Magazine • Condé Nast Traveller • Country Life • GEO Saison • Hurlingham Polo • Natural World Magazine (Wildlife Trusts) to name just a few.

    • In 2012 my image 'Lone Stag' exhibited at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. 

    • Since 1998 until the present day, the John Muir Trust have published my image 'Caledonian Remnant' on all their stationary.

    • A curated collection of my work is represented exclusively by the world's most prestigious image library, Getty Creative (US).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clients

Bvlgari • Van Cleef & Arpels • Savills Real Estate (Sotogrande) • La Casa Manzana - Sotogrande Alto (arguably the most prestigious real estate property in all of Spain) • Boston Symphonic Orchestra (US) • Chicago Botanical Gardens (US) • Microsoft Corporation • The Royal Ballet Company • Visit Scotland     Kew Gardens • Omega Watches • Natural England • The Goring Hotel (London) • The Prestonfield Hotel (Edinburgh) • English Lakes Hotels (Windermere)

Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons (Oxfordshire) • Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

 

The Art Business

My eponymous luxury showroom gallery, ScottSimpsonFineArt is unquestionably one of the most stunning art installations of its kind. Located in the beautiful Andalucian city of Ronda, Spain made famous by Goya, Ernest Hemingway & Orson Wells. This luxuriously spacious gallery lies opposite the famous Parador Hotel adjacent to El Tajo bridge and notoriously superb views. Opening 2020 - ScottSimpsonFineArt Windsor, UK.

The Brand

SCOTTSIMPSONFineArt is a luxury brand founded by Scott Simpson in 2016. The brand rapidly became known for delivering luxury artwork supplied through its luxurious showroom galleries to discerning private collectors, interior designers and corporate clients worldwide. 

"A modern-day Ernst Haas

Scott is an artist in the truest sense, his vision original, his images sublime."

Pascal Soriot - CEO AstraZeneca

Awards & Accolades   

       •   International Garden Photographer of the Year 2019 (European Garden Photography Award - Overall Winner)

       •   British Wildlife Photography Awards including winning the unique International Year of Biodiversity 2010

       •   Nature's Best (Windland Smith Rice Awards 2008 / 2012)

       •   International Bird Photographer of the Year Winner 2006

       •   Wild Brain of Britain (British Birdwatching Fair 2002) 

       

Gear

Canon EOS 5D Mk IV DSLR Camera Body with Canon BG-E20 Grip • Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR Camera Body with Canon BG-E11 Grip • Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt & Shift Lens • Canon 16-25mm f4L IS USM Lens • Canon 180mm f3.5L Macro USM Lens • Canon 70-200mm f4L Non-IS USM Lens • Canon 300mm f4L IS USM Lens • Canon 100-400mm f4.5/5.6L II IS USM Lens • Canon 1.4x Extender III • Canon 12mm/25mm Extensions Tubes • Canon Angle-Finder C  

Canon LC-3 Remote Control Unit • Lee Circular Polarising/Graduated 0.3/0.6/0.9 ND Filters • 4 x Sandisk 128GB 120MB/s Extreme Compact Flash Cards

Gitzo GT4543LS Systematic Series 4 Carbon Tripod • Lowepro Pro Runner BP 450 AW II Backpack • DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone • DJI Mavic 2 Pro ND Filter Set (ND4/8/16/32) • PolarPro DJI Mavic 2 Pro Cinema Series Limited Collection.

 

Alma mater

       •   Kingston University, London

       •   Manchester Metropolitan University

   

Professional Qualifications

       •   BSc (Hons) 1st class - Gemmology & Applied Mineralogy.

       •   F.G.A (Dist) - Fellowship of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain - qualifying with distinction. 

 

Sir David Attenborough & Scott at the time of filming 'Life In Cold Blood'
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