Scott Reither Photographer

ABOUT THE ARTIST

The home website for international award winning fine art landscape travel photographer Scott Reither with stunning and evocative photographs from locations such as Maui, Hawaii, California, Pacific Northwest, Paris, Hong Kong, Japan and more.

 
 

about

Born and raised around Big Sur, California, Scott Reither has achieved international recognition as a fine art landscape photographer with a taste for the dramatic and the transcendental. His long-exposure photographs sensitively record the atmospheric effects, lyrical beauty and emotional revelations that occur through the combination of light, space and time. Captured in evocative locations around the world, Reither’s photographs are expressive evidence of the raw and wondrous truths still to be found in the landscape.

Scott Reither lives in Maui with his wife Rebecca and travels frequently on photographic projects.

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The conspicuous beauty in Scott Reither’s photographs is only the beginning of their alluring appeal to the senses. Reither has the deft ability to show more than what is initially observed.  Consciousness matters as much as composition, color or the specific location of each scene. The work is meant as a meditative exercise on purity, on what it means to be present and aware. Reither’s more than 40 individual honors at the International Photography Awards – the Oscars for the camera crowd – certainly prove the value in the way he pays attention. But such recognition is the corollary and not the cause of the work – the reward for Reither is when his photographs move others to emotion and awareness.

Reither came to his career as a fine art photographer by way of his love for exploration. Born and raised in Monterey Bay, Reither happily fell under the spell of Big Sur - the idyllic stretch of the California coast that once inspired Edward Weston in his photographic journey. But kids rarely know the true value of beauty – or golden light - until they get out of their own backyards. Escape is often an entrance point into self-awareness. In his late 20s, Reither set out for an extended ramble through southeast Asia with a camera as an afterthought. Once cracked open to experience, he learned to express through imagery what it means to be viscerally alive and to show with his camera what is true to his heart. The first photograph he ever sold was of a temple in Vietnam. His work was spiritually grounded from the start.

Reither has brought the same purposeful attention to his current home base of Hawaii - Maui has been his stomping grounds for over 20 years and he has a keen eye for what makes it special. His photographs are like love poems to the raw beauty of these ancient islands. But as with all of his work, Reither strives to create something more holistically valuable in the way he sees a landscape.  His compositions are skillfully executed to be meditative more than contemplative.  Their deceiving simplicity is part of their strength.  Reither wants to settle the mind and alert the senses.  And he knows how to embrace beauty for all its worth.

Now known internationally for the theatricality of his color photographs and the expressive clarity of his black-and-white work, Reither remains soft spoken and well-intentioned. Some years back, he lived for a month in a Zen monastery and surrendered to silence. He learned to be respectful of his surroundings and mindful of the value in every present moment. Doing without communication or technology or many of the daily expectations that govern a life – all those supposed “losses” – made Reither more alert, more awake to the fullness in every experience. His photographs do much the same thing – by accepting the simple purity in beauty, he allows us to marvel at its power.


Residence: Maui, Hawaii
Born: 1973 Carmel, California

Awards

2017 IPA Awarded in Travel/Tourism - for Torii Gate series
2017 IPA Awarded in Architecture - for Samurai's Gate
2017 IPA Awarded in Nature - Trees for Night Kiawe
2017 IPA Awarded in Night Photography - for Night Kiawe
2015 IPA Awarded in Fine Art - Landscape for UP!
2015 IPA Awarded in Fine Art - Landscape for Silversword
2014 IPA Awarded in Special - Night Photography for Waterdance
2013 IPA Awarded 2nd place in Architecture - Historic for House of Infinity
2013 IPA Awarded in Nature - Trees for Painted Forest
2013 IPA Awarded in Nature - Trees for Lone Kiawe
2013 IPA Awarded in Fine Art - Landscape for Island Solitude
2013 IPA Awarded in Nature - Other for New Earth
2013 IPA Awarded in Nature - Landscapes for New Earth
2013 IPA Awarded in Special - Travel/Tourism for New Earth
2012 PX3 Paris Award of Achievement - Altered Images for Gotham’s Bridge
2012 Outdoor Photographers The American Landscape for Light Falls
2012 Outdoor Photographers People’s Choice Winner for Light Falls
2012 IPA Awarded in Architecture - Historic for Gasworks
2012 IPA Awarded in Nature - Landscapes for Broken
2012 IPA Awarded in Architecture - Cityscapes for Stranger
2012 IPA Awarded in Special - Night Photography for St. John’s Bridge
2012 IPA Awarded in Architecture - Bridges for St. John’s Bridge
2012 IPA Awarded in Nature - Landscapes for One Rock in Bandon
2012 IPA Awarded in Special - Panoramic for Matanuska Glacier
2012 IPA Awarded in Nature - Landscapes for Otherworld
2012 IPA Awarded in Special - Night Photography for Otherworld
2011 Black and White Magazine Image Awards - Merit for Dark Coast
2011 IPA Awarded in Nature - Landscapes for Extended
2011 IPA Awarded in Special - Panoramic for Extended
2011 IPA Awarded in Special - Night Photography for Nightstorm
2011 IPA Awarded in Nature - Sunset for Sun Star Pier
2011 IPA Awarded in Nature - Trees for Galactic Palm
2011 IPA Awarded in Nature - Landscapes for Galactic Palm
2011 IPA Awarded in Special - Night Photography for Galactic Palm
2010 Black and White Magazine Image Awards - No. 72 - Merit for Night Boat
2010 IPA Awarded in Architecture - Cityscapes for Times Square
2010 IPA Awarded in Fine Art - Landscapes for Far Away Isle
2010 IPA Awarded in Architecture - Bridges for Bay Bridge
2009 IPA Awarded in Fine Art - Landscapes for Dark Coast
2009 IPA Awarded in Nature - Landscapes for Dark Coast
2009 IPA Awarded in Fine Art - Other for Night Travel
2009 IPA Awarded in Fine Art - Landscapes for Night Travel
2009 IPA Awarded in Nature - Landscapes for Night Travel
2009 IPA Awarded in Fine Art - Landscapes for Man’s Hand at Water’s Edge
2009 IPA Awarded in Nature - Landscapes for Man’s Hand at Water’s Edge
2008 IPA Awarded 2nd place in Nature - Sunset for Sunset at Water’s Edge
2008 IPA Awarded in Nature - Waterscapes for Sunset at Water’s Edge
2008 IPA Awarded in Nature - Trees for Cosmic Life
2008 IPA Awarded in Nature - Landscapes for Cosmic Life
2008 IPA Awarded in Nature - Waterscapes for Man’s Hand at Water’s Edge
2008 IPA Awarded in Nature - Landscapes for Man’s Hand at Water’s Edge

Selected Exhibitions

2017 Schaefer International Gallery, Maui, HI
2013-2017 Four Seasons at Wailea, Maui, HI
2013 Wailea Beach Resort, Maui, HI
2013 Christopher Egan Gallery, Maui, HI
2013 Wertheim Contemporary Gallery, Makawao, HI
2012 Four Seasons at Wailea, Maui, HI
2012 Christopher Egan Gallery, Maui, HI
2012 Wertheim Contemporary Gallery, Makawao, HI
2011 The Monarch Dubai, No. One Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai UAE
2011 Four Seasons at Wailea, Maui, HI
2011 Christopher Egan Gallery, Maui, HI
2011 Wertheim Contemporary Gallery, Makawao, HI
2010 The Monarch Dubai, Dubai UAE
2010 Four Seasons at Wailea, Maui, HI
2010 Christopher Egan Gallery, Maui, HI
2005-2009 Bartram Gallery, La Jolla, CA

 

Publications, Press

2017 NANPA Showcase - Cosmic Bloom
2015 Wailea Magazine Spring Summer - The Blue Course - Photo Feature
2014 Light and Landscape Magazine Issue 04 - Space and Solitude Cover, Feature
2014 Zeal Optics Creative Ambassador - Blog Post - Time Exposed
2014 Zeal Optics Creative Ambassador - Blog Post - The Ethereal World
2013 Light and Landscape Magazine Issue 03 - Make Fire Feature
2013 Light and Landscape Magazine Issue 01 - The Study of Subject Feature
2012 Outdoor Photographers Magazine - The American Landscape Book
2011 The Ocean Magazine - Aug/Sept Issue - The Dark Coast Feature
2009 American PHOTO Magazine - Images of the Year - Cosmic Life honored


Corporate Collections

Maui Jim Sunglasses
Wolfgang Puck's Spago's