Certainly one of my most favorite portrait subjects. Someone said that a portrait photographer should know his subjects: I have the privilege to have some insight into Pastor Scotty’s personality, having observed him preach 3 times a week for a couple of years, been married by him, and spent some time in fellowship with him around motorcycles.
Both the Senior Pastor of Covenant Generations Church in Tucson, and a sought-after itinerant minister who travels around the U.S. to spread the Gospel of Jesus-Christ, Pastor Scotty’s strong personality and conviction explode on his portraits. Probably one of the best compliments I received on a portrait of Pastor Scotty was: “This dude means it“. Yes he does, yes he does.
Pastor Scotty’s features make him an easy subject to photograph: although his appearance changed over time – from a jade black moustache and soul patch to a silver mane and prophetic beard – his demeanor and the expression of his eyes are most often fierce.
Our Pastor is genuinely friendly, yet it is hard to capture a moment of this benevolence when he preaches. ‘A man of fierce conviction‘ would probably describe accurately the way I portray him.
My work on Pastor Scotty is mainly done in the chiaroscuro style and in B&W.
October 18, 2016