Sunday, December 12, 2004

I've finally got a new gallery up for you to check out (Nonpoint - amazing live band! there new album is really f***ing good - go cop it - SUPPORT!)

Jeez it's been over a month since I've put any new photos up (I've been super busy with other projects (*cough*-my book-*cough*)

Anyway, I'm going to be adding more new galleries in the next week and some new photos to already existing galleries (wait tell you see these shots - fuhgedaboutit)

If your seeing a watermark on some of the older photos ie: "Scott Stewart (c) url: - That was the 1st version of - I'm in the process of cleaning those photos up on the site...

btw if your thinking about going to see Blade 3 - DON'T!

My book is coming along nicely...there are soooo many photos to choose from...I'm hoping everything is completed and I can release it the 1st of the year in January - After much debate and me changing my mind every 5-freaking seconds (ADD is a beautiful thing - people keep telling me there's drugs for this lol) - I've decided to name it "BUY THIS BOOK DAMMIT!" actually I've opted for "Eye Contact" who knows I might change my mind and call it something else next week...

I'll keep the site updated with progress on this project...

Stay Well
Scott =)

Thursday, December 09, 2004

I am completely speachless @ the events that unfolded in Ohio last night...this is very sad

The world & the Metal genre has lost an amazing person & guitar player...

I had the opportunity to meet Darrell a number of years ago when he was on tour with Pantera. They were supporting the "Vulgar Display of Power" album. He was the most laid back mellow dude, very gracious and funny as hell...

This was a horrible censeless act of violence...

My thoughts & prayers go out to ALL of the families and friends involved in this atrocity...

peace & blessings

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Ok let me answer this finally since so many have been asking...

NO I'm not related to the brilliant jazz photographer "Chuck Stewart" - He is amazing and I do love his work...Of course his images have inspired me to work harder but that's it...


What do I want for X-Mas?

A new Fish Eye Lens...

I would also love to go on tour working on assignment so HIRE ME!!! lol

Friday, December 03, 2004

I'm going to be doing my best of 2004 really soon - What's this?...dig it

"Best of 2004 List" (lists are lame huh?)

Best albums: it's been a great year for new music...
Best Films: coming soon...
Best Concert I shot this year: coming soon
Coolest new band: coming soon
Favorite new jazz cat: coming soon
Best spot to dig for vinyl in Rochester, NY: Come on now! You think I would tell you?!?! I've got to keep this a secret...
Best Food: coming soon
Jordans doing new stuff: my daughter of 20 months (lol)
Newest toy I can't live without: this was easy iPod 20g (I sooooo wish I would have copped the 40g)

Back in a minute with my list...and some more surprises...

The (newest) "limited edition prints page" is coming together nicely...that will be up really soon...again if there's a print your not seeing and are interested in e-mail me =)

btw I'm working on putting together a book (very limited edition) of my favorite photos...there will be short stories and lots of cool stuff in the's gonna be hot!


Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Ok, so dig this...

I'm going to be updating the "Limited Edition Prints" page (again)

Short Story: The company who is currently handling my prints for me is not going to be able to provide you with the quality image that you deserve and are paying I'm going to be printing the images myself...

I will be adding a new page in the merch section with specific details, images and prices shortly...

Thanks! =)

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

I've added a few limited edition prints to the merch page - Have a look when you get a minute - If there's a particular image your interested in shoot me an e-mail and let me know...

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Wow! I'm blown away @ your response to the Jazz Calendar (it's only been available for a few days and I've already had a ton of e-mails on it)

Over the next few weeks I will also be adding Framed Prints to the merchandise page - If your not seeing a specific image that you want please e-mail me and let me know the specifics and we'll work it out...

At this time I'm not going to be offering any other Calendars maybe in the future I'll add a hip/hop or rock Calendar...


Sunday, November 07, 2004

I am very pleased to announce the very 1st edition of Scott Stewart Photography's 2005 Jazz Calendar.

Available now on my merch page...

This limited edition calendar has a myriad of Jazz artists, some from the old school and some of the younger genre's very gifted and talented musicians...

To name a few that made the cut: Sonny Rollins, Maynard Ferguson, Greg Osby, James Carter, Russell Gunn, Bobby McFerrin & Jack DeJohnette, Jeremy Pelt etc etc.

This Calendar took a great deal of time and preparation (coffee & diet cokes) to put together and I want to thank my web site designer Jeff Gerew for all of his hardwork - Dude you are a very gifted cat!! (Go Sabres!)


Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Go and see "Afro Punk" if you have the opportunity - This is an amazing movie Directed by James Spooner - The link

I'm not mad @ him for not using any of my photos for the movie! He should have damn it! - It's screening in a few cities across the country....

Monday, November 01, 2004

Bjork's new album "Medulla" is absolutely brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2004


Just wanna say what's up and thanks for all of the e-mails and interest your showing in the "limited edition" calenders that are going be up on the merch page soon - I'm still working out the details and going through concepts and images (there's sooooo many to choose from)

Trust me your going to love keep posted.

You must if you haven't already go cop the new De La Soul album (The Grind Date) it's the best thing they've done since "Stakes is High" without a doubt...

I've finally had a chance to publish a Celldweller gallery have a look when you get a minute...

Ok I've gotta bounce I'm going to shoot Calvin Richardson

Peace & Blessings

Oh btw FUCK BUSH he's a LIAR!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2004


I'm adding a merch page to the site really soon - Lots of cool stuff just in time for the Holiday Season =)

There will be Polo's, T-Shirts, Mousepads, Lunch Boxes (all the cool kids are gonna have these!), mugs, stickers, messenger bags etc...

I'm also debating on doing a very limited edition run of Calenders with some of my images on them...I was thinking of breaking it up into artists from a specific genre ie: a jazz calender, hip-hop calender, rock calender etc...this is still being worked out more details to follow...

Stay Well
Scott =)

Saturday, October 02, 2004

What's Up (hope your all doing well!)

I went and saw one of my favorite bands on the planet last night - They were mind blowing! There such a great live band - They should be fucking HUGE! and will be someday (actually they should stay a cult favorite, if they got huge and everybody listened to them I probably wouldn't dig them anymore lol) - My only beef with the show was that it should have been @ another venue - They played @ a shitty little local club and there type of live performance needs to be seen on a big stage with a ton of lights and smoke machines, and lots of room for them to jump around - I took a few rolls of film @ the gig so as soon as I get my film back from the lab I'll publish a new gallery - If your scratching your head going who the fuck is ?? Check out there site and get hip - Trust me if you have ears and an open mind you'll dig them (there brilliant!! & super nice guys)

For those inquiring via e-mail in regards to prints and availability of some images - Please have a look on the home page @ the bottom there is a Copyright tab "click" on that and look for the "limited edition prints page" that will give you the scoop...

e-mail me if you have any ?'s =^)>


Thursday, September 30, 2004

Added some G-Love photos to the site - Have a look when you get a minute...

SS =)

Monday, September 20, 2004


I'm taking some time to do promo photos for bands and if you need any headshots done for modeling give me a shout - I'm also available to do tours on assignment and I will cover any event for your zine if the $$ is right...HIRE ME! =)

You can get the relevant contact info on the site...

p.s. I don't shoot Weddings!! (yes I've had people ask) - That's not my thing, have a look in your local paper or on-line and I'm sure you can find someone who is willing to take pictures @ your wedding & charge you an obscene amount of money for a few hours of his time...

btw I've added a few galleries to the site:

Carl Thomas


Impromp 2


Monday, August 30, 2004


I've been slacking on my Blog entrees lately - I'll have a lil more time to post now that my schedules not as insane, so I'll be talking more shit...

So dig this, I just got the 20g iPOD in the mail over the weekend - I ordered it on line through Apple...they throw in an engraving on the back (optional) you also get headphones, firewire etc... I gotta say this "The iPOD is the F*****g bomb!" - I loaded it up this weekend with 40 of my favorite albums and still have a TON of space for photos, spreadsheets...whateva! - Now I've never been a big fan of the downloading thing, I'm prolly one of the only people left who still buys there music *shrugs* - Ya know I just really dig going to my favorite local INDIE wrecka sto and looking through the used bins or going to cop that must have new release on the Tuesday when it drops...The best is when you spend a few hours looking through old vinyl and you find those rare out of print albums that no one has a clue about (and they only cost you a few dollars) that's a huge rush - I'm a BIG FAN of VINYL and none of that re-issued crap, they have to be originals - Anyway, the thing that has me so jazzed about the iPOD is that I can take just about all of my albums with me anywhere I go and there right @ my fingertips - It's a beautiful thing! - I'm debating I might even sign up for they give you like 60 songs for $14.00 a month *shrugs* we'll see...

I finally got a chance to see Underworld this weekend - This is one of those flicks I wanted to catch in the theatres when it was out but never made it...Cool movie, some of the fight seens were blah, but overall I dug it - The sequel should be intense...

Check out the Moments in Grace gallery - I just published it last night - There new album "Moonlight Survived" has some of the best vocals I've heard in eons...Great band more here --->

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

New Mastodon gallery added - Also updated the Fear Factory & Calvin Richardson galleries with new photos...

Look for a gallery with more of my abstract photos to be published on the web page soon - I think you'll find some of the images interesting...


Sunday, August 08, 2004

For those who have been inquiring via e-mail & those who may be interested in the technicalities here's a list of the equipment I use:

Bodies: Canon EOS 1 & Old/Beaten up Canon RebelX

Canon 15mm f2.8 L-fish eye
Canon 50mm f1.8
Canon 28-135 f3.5-5.6 L-IS
Canon70-200 f2.8 L-IS

Flash: Canon Speedlite 550EX

I don't shoot digital!!

Friday, July 30, 2004


My homie Sam Kininger (alto sax player for Soulive -  is back in town tonight playing @ the Montage Grille (info here - So make some calls and get your squad together you don't want 2 miss this show! 

1 love 2 U

Sunday, July 25, 2004

I just got back from seeing Bourne Supremacy (not bad) - I should have waited and went to see Manchurian Candidate...

New photos added this weekend from Sam Kininger, Earth Wind & Fire & Improm2  - I caught EW&F last week @ the Rochester Music Fest - Had a great time, I was a little skeptical seeing them play...but they still have those great voices and played there hearts out!

Looking forward to seeing Moments in Grace on August 1st (great new band! - more info here &  Fear Factory on August 4th (So glad these guys are back ripping shit up! - There new album is brutal! - more info here

I can't believe summer is almost over! WTF! It flew by...

Here's a list of albums I've got in rotation and endorse fully!

The Roots - The Tipping Point (It may take a few listens but this album will get you!) There on tour with MMW & 311 (weird lineup) - More here - I'm looking forward to the 2nd "Okayplayer Photographer month" coming up in August - It was great having my work on the site last year - It's also a wonderful place for fellow shutterbugs to get there work out there so e-mail them starting Monday if you want a shot to get your work displayed...

Moments in Grace - Moonlight Survived

Jeremy Pelt - Insight (one of the best trumpet players on the scene today) 

Prince - Musicology (best studio album from him in 10 years - worth the loot just to hear "Call My Name")

Amen - Death Before Musick (one of the best albums of the year - brutal! also a fucking great live band!! - more info here )

Amel Larrieux - Bravebird (gorgeous voice - more here

PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her (Her rawest album since Dry - She wrote, produced and played all of the instruments except for percussion on this one - Awesome album)

It would be nice if Fishbone got there shit together and put out a new studio record this year! 

If you didn't know HELMET IS BACK! How cool is this!?!?! They have a new studio album that drops in Sept and there on tour right after that to support it - I can't wait...

Also just a reminder for you collectors there is a "limited edition prints" page up on the site - On the home page scroll down to the "Copyright info tab" click on that and then when that page opens @ the very bottom is a limited edition prints tab v'iola...

I keep forgetting to do this to - I want  give a BIG THANK YOU to Jason Koransky editor @ Downbeat for having me cover the Rochester International Jazz Fest this year "still the best jazz zine in the world!" 

 Sometimes even though I've been doing this for 10 years I have a hard time getting press credentials - What a pain in the ass it is to shoot nowadays you need to get a photo pass and a spot on the list for whatever show you want to cover and you have to clear that with everyone and there mother, fucking publicist, management etc etc etc - Then you get to the show and they only give you three fucking songs to shoot! - What a joke! (I'm off on a rant) I've got more to say on this later....right now I'm going to listen to this new Russell Malone & Benny Green album...



Saturday, July 10, 2004

I'm updating my site with more galleries this weekend from the Jazz Fest - I've also dug out some old Frank Black photos that I'll be putting up...

Jeremy Pelt is using a few of my photos on his site have a look here ---> - Mr Pelt is a brilliant trumpet player if you do not own his "Close to the Heart" and "Insight" albums go pick them up - Your going to love them!

Sunday, June 27, 2004

I had a chance to publish a few galleries this weekend from my coverage @ the Rochester International Jazz Festival - You can see new galleries from:

"Russell Malone & Benny Green": - There show @ the Kilbourn Hall was one of the highlights of the week - I remember vividly Mr Malone playing an old Ray Charles classic "I Can't Stop Loving You" in tribute to the R&B legend and after the final notes were played there wasn't a dry eye in the house...The crowd erupted into a standing ovation that lasted five minutes... They are two of the best players on the scene - Go and pick up "Jazz @ the Bistro" this album really showcases there playing....Enjoy the gallery

"Jeremy Pelt": It's hard to believe this cat is only 26...I caught both his sets @ The MAX and Mr Pelt and hid band were absolutely brilliant - There's something about Jeremy's stage presence and stance when he plays that envokes images of the legendary Miles Davis - Mr Pelt's "Close to My Heart" album has not left my cd player all month! - If you haven't had the chance to hear any of this album go pick it up - His cense of melody and song/string arrangements are wonderful...

"James Blood Ulmer": The legend! This gentleman has played with some of the greats...It was a real treat to see him play - Just Blood his guitar and that trademark voice, brilliant!

I will be adding more galleries this week from "Rite of Strings", "Walter Wolfman", "Melvin Sparks" and more...

Friday, June 18, 2004

I added a new DJ Rap gallery the other day - Have a look (the photos came out hot!) - I'm picking up my photos up from the Jazz Festival this weekend (I shot 24 rolls of film @ the Fest - wow!) - I've really got to get my own dark room set up =)

Monday, June 14, 2004

The 3rd annual Rochester International Jazzfest ended Saturday =(

I had such a blast!! - There were so many amazing musicians @ the fest this year...I'll post more details, photos and some of my favorite artists, shows and after hour jam sessions later in the week...


Saturday, June 05, 2004

Yesterday 6/04/04 was the 1st night of the RIJF I missed David Sanborn (never really been a big fan of the la la jazz anyway *shrugs*) but I did catch an exceptional set from Matthias Lupri Group w/Donny McCaslin - Matthias is an amazing Modern jazz vibraphonist (check him out live if you have the opportunity, you'll be kicking yourself if you miss it) - Tonight is going to be amazing Sam Kininger & Oscar Petterson! can't wait...

I had a chance to catch DJ Rap last night after shooting @ the fest she is even more gorgeous in person & gives great big hugs!! - Her set was sick as hell, mixing skills are flawless, track selection was wicked - The club had a proper sound system and the vibe was lovely...She played @ a killer new club here in the City called "ELEMENT" (I want to big up Herb! thanx for taking care of me @ the club your the bomb!)

Allright gotta bounce I'm off to get ready for the Jazz Fest tonight...hopefully there's going to be some great after hours music @ the Crown Plaza, you never now who's going to show up and sit in down there...

~sending positive vibes~

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Vernon Reid fans I just published a new gallery of photos - Take a look - Give me a shout and let me know what ya think =)

Monday, May 31, 2004

I was out last night jus chilling having a few drinks and one of my good friends turned me on to this killer drink - Here's a quick and easy recipe:


1 whole Egg
1 ounce Whiskey
1 tablespoon Honey
2 ounces Milk

Beat an egg, add honey and a shot of whiskey. Pour into a glass, fill with warm milk, and stir until well mixed. Garnish with nutmeg.

Boo Yah!

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Sup Ya'll

I just got in from seeing one of my hereos in concert tonight - Vernon Reid played in town with Masque and it was the most AMAZING show I've seen in ages - His tone, technique and playing are brilliant...He is a God!! I had a chance to REALLY talk with him after the bands set and he was the nicest, most down to earth articulate cat you could meet, we had a wonderful conversation about Hendrix, Miles and the state of music today...He is truly the bomb - Thank god for musicians and beautiful souls like Vernon...

I think I got some great shots of the show tonight - I'll have a gallery up from the gig this week...

You must go buy there new album "Known Unknown" right now, what are you doing still reading this go out and buy it NOW!

peace & god given blessings

Saturday, May 15, 2004

What's Up,

Just wanted to give a shout and let ya know I've added some new "older" Fishbone photos to the gallery and just published a new gallery for a killer band that ya have to check out ----> Zeke

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Just added "Superjoint Ritual" Gallery - Have a look...

Scott =)

Monday, May 03, 2004

Note to collectors: Thanks a lot for all of your e-mails and calls - I appreciate the positive feedback - If your interested in a print there is a "Limited Edition Prints" page on the site with detailed info on ordering - You'll want to go the home page and click on the "Copyright 1996-2004" tab @ the bottom of the page and scroll down v'iola there you have it...

Take Care
Scott =)
Yes! I'm available to shoot tours on assignment and I'm also doing promo photos for bands.

I'm also debating on portfolios - Give me a shout if your interested we can discuss price and location etc etc...Contact info is on the site.

Scott =)

btw have you seen that flick "Kill Bill"??....amazing!

Thursday, April 22, 2004

I've gotten a few e-mails in regards to some folks not seeing all of the images loaded when looking @ a gallery - I'm working on a format that will fix that - In the meantime if you get to a gallery and there are a few images not showing just right click and refresh, that should do it (yes it's that simple)...

If the problem persists give me a shout and let me know which gallery you found the issues with...

I just did a scrub in all of the galleries and everything should be cool @ this point, but *shrugs* there may still be bugs until I get the "pre-loaded-images" update implemented...

Scott =^)>

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Just want to give a quick heads up with what I've got going on in the next few weeks - I'm going to be adding new galleries this weekend of The Crystal Method and Sam Kininger shows I shot last week - The shots came out great, I had a wonderful time @ both shows...

Sam reminds me a lot of a younger Maceo Parker - TCM had an amazing light show and stage presence, the show was so loud my ears are still ringing...

My schedule is pretty insane over the next few months - Here's what I'm shooting:

The Regina Carter Quintet April 23rd

Quinn Lawrence April 24th

The Ska is Dead Tour April 27th with Catch 22, Mustard Plug & Planet Smashers

Superjoint Ritual on May 1st

Joshua Redman May 7th

Life of Agony May 18th

P.O.D May 28th

This is going to be a lot fun!

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Here's a list of what I've been listening to lately:

Russell Gunn - Ethnomusicology Volume III & Moodswings

Josh Wink - 20 to 20

Martina Topley Bird - Quixotic "I love me some martina"

Plastikman - Closer

Sam Kininger - self titled debut

Vernon Reid & Masque - Known Unknown

Meshell Ndegeocello - Comfort Woman

Miles - In a Silent Way (box set)

Prong - Scorpio Rising

Billy Cobham - Spectrum

Lifesavas - Spirit in Stone

Dirty Walt - Putting it Bluntly

Earth - Volume 6

Coltrane - Live @ the Village Vanguard (box set)

I will be shooting the Rochester Jazz Fest again this year. The lineup is stellar!!
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