By Christabelle… @CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post)
WHO IS THIS COOL PEEP?
PHOTOGRAPHER/MUSICIAN: SCOTT RAMSAY
I currently live in Austin,Texas and have since 1998, grew up in Maine and went to college in Scottsdale, AZ. I have also lived in San Diego, Ca and spent 13 years in the Rocky Mountains of Steamboat Springs, CO. I have had either a camera or a guitar in my hand for over 30 years. Photography and music are my passions and have dominated every part of my life since the age of 13. As a young photographer I spent years trying to figure out what my “style” was only to realize my style and approach to shooting is ever changing and fluid. I have had the pleasure of working with many companies and individuals on everything from product catalogs and fashion spreads to architecture, music and swimwear.
One year ago, I changed my entire approach and embarked on creating a black & white photographic series called Unbalanced Ballet. It features nine ballet dancers photographed in unique and unusual settings. I completed this project in August 2013, which includes a book, video and web series.
WHAT ARE A FEW OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS?
I love good food, good music, good friends, pool parties, skinny dipping, playing the guitar, shooting photos and of course…spending quality time with my family.
WHEN YOU ARE ALONE AND YOU THINK NO ONE IS WATCHING YOU…WHAT QUIRKY THINGS ARE YOU DOING?
I don’t need to be alone to do quirky things. I will generally do quirky things anytime, anywhere, in front of anyone! But if I have to pick something I do when I am home alone…I walk around naked a lot. But doesn’t everyone?
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HAUNTS?
One of my favorite places is called the Melting Pot here in Austin. It is a 3 course meal that takes time to prepare and eat, giving my wife and I quality time to sit and enjoy each other’s company. Sometimes on the way home from a date, we stop by and take a seat at the bar for a little desert and a nightcap. Chocolate fondue and a Chocolate martini and I am a happy man!
EMPTY YOUR POCKETS RIGHT NOW…WHAT DID YOU FIND?
A USB Flashdrive, a lens cap, a wallet and my cell phone.
WHAT IS ONE THING NO ONE WOULD EVER GUESS ABOUT YOU?
My age. Many people have freaked out when I tell them I am 51. I guess all of those years of playing in rock bands has preserved my youth!
WHAT IS PLAYING ON iTUNES, RIGHT NOW?
U2 – One
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU NEXT?
I am currently planning and scouting locations for my next photographic series. I am also constantly promoting Unbalanced Ballet, meeting with publishers, and organizing gallery showings, so I can share the beauty of my vision with as many eyes as possible.
Black Lagoon Gallery (4301 A. GUADALUPE STREET, Austin, TX) is featuring 4 of my photos from the Unbalanced Ballet series in their annual Black and White Photography Show, Jan 19th – April 4th. If you are in town, check it out!