Meet Clarke Scott
Clarke Scott is an international award-winning and one of Australia’s most celebrated boudoir photographers. He is also a Distinguished Member of the International Association of Boudoir Photographers.
He is known for his unique visual style that brings together his work as a filmmaker with his passion for capturing meaningful still images and helping people transform.
Clarke has spent time as a Buddhist monk and is a direct student of the Dalai Lama.
Clarke has also written and directed several short films and a feature film called, A Thousand Moments Later. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5642952/
The Sydney Morning Herald wrote an article about the production here – https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/monk-turned-filmmaker-clarke-scott-shoots-his-first-feature-film-20150430-1mwowt.html
MISSION STATEMENT //
“I am trying to capture the essence of who we are. In all my work, and indeed my own life, the search is always focused on what it means to be.
And I believe this manifests in those rare and raw moments of vulnerability, where you can see through the masks we present to the world, and into the essence of being.
This is what I’m searching for. I cannot explain it, really. At least, not with words. For it’s something I feel, and I only see it when I feel it.” Clarke Scott
WHY I SHOOT BOUDOIR //
As a photographer, I often get the question… “Why do you shoot boudoir?”
And as a male photographer people sometimes project all kinds of crazy stuff onto me. And 99% of the time it is men doing the projecting.
I got into boudoir because it doesn’t just empower you, it empowers me, too. And I can probably best describe this by telling you a story about when I first got into boudoir and had to explain this to my mum.
I was showing her some images I’d taken with a client and I was explaining to her that I don’t see “big girl” or “little girl” …”hot or plain girl”…I see the beauty of a human being.
I said to her that “it’s hard to explain but what I am trying to do with my work is to find the inner beauty that each human being has, and bring this out in photos.“
I expected her to say something like “…and women will pay for this?“
Instead, her response was…
“Well done my beautiful son. You will have many ups and downs but I feel confident you have found your niche…and will succeed. I love you very much.“
Then she hugged me. I almost cried because this was not how my mother talks to me normally, so I knew these images had moved her in some way. She had felt the emotion and beauty…and she got what and why I was doing boudoir.
For me, my work gives me a sense of worth I’ve not been able to find elsewhere. And it makes sense because boudoir has such as positive effect on my people—clients and their partners. Husbands, boyfriends, partners, they all see the effect a boudoir photoshoot can have on someone that has lost (or never had) confidence in themselves.
My work as a Melbourne based boudoir photographer with many of my clients traveling from interstate to work with me empowers me to do good in the world each and every day. It is my way of helping others feel better about themselves so they too can make someone else feel better about themselves. The knock-on effect of boudoir is real and lasting, and I am grateful to call myself a boudoir photographer.
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