Sunday, December 18, 2005

I finished up my X-Mas shopping tonight...thank god!

I'm watching a PIXIES concert from this year, it was filmed at one of those HUGE festivals over in Europe.

Observations: It's filmed beautifully and the sound is awesome!, the band is tight as hell, no chit chat between songs, they've played just about the whole Doolittle album, Kim Deal is chain smoking and looking semi-fuckable, Francis looks like he put on 50 or 60 pounds (but the camera adds 30 of that right?) anyway this is a must watch for any Pixies's making me wonder why I haven't taken any photos of them recently, fuck I think it's time for me to get an agent lol

v3.0 of my site will be up and running in the next few months, in addition to a new look there will be new photos added from the following bands

Living Colour
The Orange Sky
Buju Banton
Andre Foxx (P-Funk)
The Campbell Brothers
Corrosion of Conformity

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

It's super cold here in Rochester, NY (yuk)

I had a blast @ Living Colour the other night, I hadn't seen them play since 93' when Bad Brains (minus HR and Earl) opened for them in a University Gymnasium *that was one of the worst sounding concerts I've ever heard, the acoustics were hellacious*

The band looked and sounded great, they played @ lot of tunes off there 1988 album Vivid my fave of the evening "Glamour Boys"

I brought a great print *16X20* to the show that I took of Vernon a few years ago, the only drag was not getting a chance to hang with him after the bands set (the Vodka Red Bulls were calling me lol!)...If you've ever had the chance to bend Vernon's ear then ya know he's a really cool, funny & intelligent cat. I saw him play last year and later on in the evening after the band finished we talked music, art and movies for damn near 3 hours...anyway I had to pass my print off to the roadcrew which made me a lil uneasy, but the cats who work for LC are cool, so it was relatively painless...

Soulive went on @ 11:30 and sounded amazing!

The show was great I shot a few rolls of film and on the way home got lost in Buffalo for an hour...what a nightmare City to drive around in, especially if you don't have a map and hate asking for directions...

I'm shooting Soulive again this week along with theNEWDEAL & Corrosion of Conformity

I'll have new photos up this week...

This sucks I don't think in the 2 years of my blog being up I've had to do this...

I lost a friend yesterday evening in a fatal car crash.

He was one of the good guys, a Sheriff here in Upstate NY.

I want to extend prayers and blessings to friends and family.

Rest in Peace Galen Herren

Friday, December 02, 2005

I'm shooting Living Colour and Soulive tonight...I'll update the blog tomorrow with highlights from the show...


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

It's snowing here in NY (sucks) - I'm not dig'n it even a little...

Buju Banton was un-freeging-believable the other night - Gorgeous half naked chicks all over the club and Buju rocking out, don't get much better than that...I had a blast...the photos came out great of course...I'll put some up when the new site is done.

Ok so I just got back from an Yngwie Malmsteen show, now before I get off on a rant here let me say the whole evening wasn't a wash...The opening band was called Orange Sky there from Trinidad here's a link to there site ( "They were awesome and there set was hella good!!!"

Allright so I'll skip all the bullshit and non-returned e-mails from Malmsteen's management leading up to tonight...I'm there to shoot the show on a freelance basis for the paper and I was told by the promoter cool go ahead...then 15 minutes before the show starts I'm told NO PHOTOS from anyone not even the amazingly gifted handsome and brilliant photographer Scott Stewart can take photos.

WTF kind of bullshit is this!?!? So washed up, past there prime, a million notes with no purpose, soul-less, blowhard swedish guitar players don't like there photos taken!?...Fuck em'...

Anyway I had a few pops, chatted with some friends and bailed...

This site is getting a major overhaul and all of my stock photos are being put away...So enjoy the myriad of photos in the galleries while there up because come December it's going to have a totally new look and porfolio section etc etc etc...

The merch page on the new site will have a book of my selected photos for sale, I'm doing this myself on the DIY tip and I really think your going to dig it...

I'll be shooting David "Fathead" Newman later this week and Living Colour on the 2nd of December - I've got some other really killer shit coming up to...I'll save that for next blog...


Sunday, November 13, 2005

What's Up,

It's a lazy Sunday here in Upstate, NY...

Stephen Perkins cancelled the show last night, not sure what happened...

I'll be shooting Buju Banton on the 19th...Buju always puts on a great show, I'm glad he was let back into the States to tour...Listening to Til' Shiloh as I type this blog...YEA!!

*New Site*
*New Merch*
*A book of my photos, on the DIY tip*

I'll have info on all of this ^^^ next blog...


Friday, November 11, 2005

Saturday I'll be shooting Banyan, this is Stephen Perkins *drummer for Jane's Addiction* side project that employs a rotating lineup of stellar musicians and enlisted 20 plus players (including Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea) on the band's last album.

here's a link to his site:

Saturday, November 05, 2005

God I'm getting old, I'll be 3? on Tuesday (Nov 8th)...

I've had a few of my friends & family call and ask me what I want for my B-Day (a music gift certificate always works duh!) but seriously I'm blessed, I don't want for anything...

Ok, before I step out for a nice steak dinner w/the family I just wanted to write a quick blog and let you know there are some new King's-X photos published in there gallery...

I'll publish more shots from that show later this week...


Thursday, November 03, 2005

Wow!! King's-X is soooo awesome! (they always have been), I haven't seen these guys play since 2002 when I shot them opening up for Dream Theater...

It sucks that I have to drive to a shitty club in Buffalo to shoot one of the greatest bands on the planet (I wasn't on the list WTF happened Jay Phebus!?!? *Jay is King's-X's inept tour manager* that's a whole other story, anyway after 20 years these guys should be playing arenas!

Don't download there new album you cheap fucks go spend the $12.00 and support the band....They've really returned to form on this album Ogre Tones, "It's absolutely brilliant!"...They played just about the whole album in there set, which was totally cool w/me...

Had a chance to chat w/Doug and Gerry after the set, really nice guys...

I brought a killer 16x20 print to the show that I took a few years back and had Doug sign it (yea so what! - I'm a fan to!) "Doug if your reading this your 16x20 is in the mail lol"

I'll have pictures of the show up later this week I shot a half dozen rolls (no flash) and the club wasn't really well lit, which means it was tough to shoot, but we'll see what I've got when I get my prints back from the lab...

A'ight gotta bounce and catch some zzz's my daughter is going to be up really early in the morning wanting her daddy to make her waffles and dance to "The Wiggles" (If I die and go to hell, The Wiggles will be the house band)

Before I forget to mention it, me and my kick ass web designer Jeff Gerew have been talking about maybe doing a re-design on the site, I'll keep you posted on that.

Scott =)

Monday, October 31, 2005

All you NYC cats!!

Take some time and check out the killer exibit @ CB's gallery.

My buddy Frank DeBlase has some of his work on display there.

You can get more info on my homepage.

This week I'm shooting Sarah Slean on the 1st...she's a cutie, think Tori Amos minus all of the over the top weird shit - more here --->

Nov 2nd I'll be shooting King's X there new album is AWESOME!! It's easily there best studio album in 10 years

Thursday, October 27, 2005

I finally picked up the Miles Davis "Jack Johnson" box-set. Can't wait to listen to it. This is one of the greatest rock albums ever made!

Man, I hate winter! I need to move someplace warm...

Ok so I went and shot MXPX the other night for there label (

It's been 5 or 6 years since I've taken photos of the band... they have a lot of fun with there live show and all of the guys in the band are super cool and laid back...

Saturday, October 22, 2005


Just published the "Everytime I Die" gallery...

I'm not stoked about the photos *shrugs* there ok but not my best work...

I got to this show early so I wouldn't miss "High on Fire" opening up...anyway, one of my buddies was working @ the bar and he was hooking me up w/$1.00 Corona's and shots of after many beers and some really lame blond jokes, "Everytime I Die" finally started there then I had a nioce buzz on...

"Friends don't let your friends drink and take photos"

Thursday, October 20, 2005

I've added photos from The Bellrays show I shot earlier this week, they came out awesome (of course)

A few of these shots are getting published I'll provide links to the stories when I get them...


Wednesday, October 19, 2005

For those asking - No I do not have an agent...

If you would like to discuss me potentially working an assignment give me a shout...


Monday, October 17, 2005

Went and shot "The Bellrays" last night...they rocked my socks!

Got some great shots...the band was really cool and laid back, they let me shoot whatever I wanted to.

Lisa is a sweetheart, and hella sexy!

If your scratching your head going The Bellrays "who's that?"

Imagine, the charisma and attitude of Betty Davis (Miles ex-wife) got that? Now add a touch of Aretha Franklin's voice @ her peak in the 60's (before she started binging on Krispy Kreme's) and v'iola that's "Lisa Kekaula" vocalist for the Bellrays...

Now take that vivid image and throw in "The Stooges" as your band (get the picture?)

You really need to have your OWN opinion on this band don't waste time googling them and forming your thoughts around what somebody else thinks...

Just go to your favorite local indie store and pick up "Let it Blast", "Blind Fury" or "Red, White & Black" and turn up the stereo REALLY loud!


Thursday, October 13, 2005


I've been shooting some great bands the past few weeks...

Just caught "The Dillinger Escape Plan" for the 3rd time, they are sooooo sick live...How the f**k do these guys play all of those wickedly complicated time signatures and also manage to run around stage diving and tossing amps around like rag dolls!?!

The night before "D.E.P" I caught "High on Fire" who are always very tight and heavy as hell...They opened for "Everytime I Die" who I'm not that hip to...I did know a few tunes...the band had a ton of energy, and sounded killer.

Saw KMFDM the other night, it was raining and cold out, on top of that I was in a crappy mood and didn't want to take photos however I'm glad I did because the shots came out wicked cool...I've seen KMFDM a half dozen times and I dig there music and legacy (this is no dis to the band) It's just that I'm over that whole standing on stage behind a few racks pretending to be all elusive and scary, speaking in german and playing the same ol' metal riff over and over ad-nauseum...*yawn* boring

Anyway, look for galleries from "The Dillinger Escape Plan", "KMFDM" & "Everytime I Die"

I'm stoked to be shooting "The Bellrays" on saturday, there one of the best rock bands on the planet - Dig:

I've been thinking about putting up more of my abstract photos ie: architecture, people, random photos...I'm not really sure how I want them published...I may add them to the already existing small galleries on the site or just have my web designer (who is the shit!) build me a separate site for that work *shrugs* who knows...I definitley want to get it out there so people can see it...I also don't want people to pigeonhole me into one style of photography (the live rock photographer) ya know...

Allright I'm going to finish the D.E.P gallery check it out when you get a minute...

btw kudos to Apple they make a hell of a product...I'm going Mac! (kidding)

Can't wait for the 80g...

*iPod rotation*

The Bellrays - Let it Blast
APSCI - Thanks for Asking
Deftones - B-Sides & Rarities
Unearth - The Oncoming Storm
Jazzanova - Blue Note Trip
Jeremy Pelt - Identity
Sigur Ros - Takk
DJ Krush - Jaku
Meters - Kickback
King's X - Ogre Tones
Esthero - Wikked Lil Girrrls
America is Waiting - In the Lines
Fear Factory - Transgression
The Stooges - Funhouse
Cody Chesnutt - Live in Melbourne


Monday, September 19, 2005

What Up!!??!!

I've got some really great shit coming up that I'm working on (can't say who and what right now - but it's with some big names)

When I can I'll update my blog with the skinny...

I'm also available to shoot promo photos for bands, photos for magazines and tours on assignment so Holla @ me

Back with more in a minute...

Be Cool

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

First and foremost my prayers and thoughts are with all of those from New Orleans, who are just trying to survive this tragedy...peace & blessings

This is why Michael Moore is the shit!

Friday, September 2nd, 2005
Vacation is Over... an open letter from Michael Moore to George W. Bush

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Dear Mr. Bush:

Any idea where all our helicopters are? It's Day 5 of Hurricane Katrina and thousands remain stranded in New Orleans and need to be airlifted. Where on earth could you have misplaced all our military choppers? Do you need help finding them? I once lost my car in a Sears parking lot. Man, was that a drag.

Also, any idea where all our national guard soldiers are? We could really use them right now for the type of thing they signed up to do like helping with national disasters. How come they weren't there to begin with?

Last Thursday I was in south Florida and sat outside while the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed over my head. It was only a Category 1 then but it was pretty nasty. Eleven people died and, as of today, there were still homes without power. That night the weatherman said this storm was on its way to New Orleans. That was Thursday! Did anybody tell you? I know you didn't want to interrupt your vacation and I know how you don't like to get bad news. Plus, you had fundraisers to go to and mothers of dead soldiers to ignore and smear. You sure showed her!

I especially like how, the day after the hurricane, instead of flying to Louisiana, you flew to San Diego to party with your business peeps. Don't let people criticize you for this -- after all, the hurricane was over and what the heck could you do, put your finger in the dike?

And don't listen to those who, in the coming days, will reveal how you specifically reduced the Army Corps of Engineers' budget for New Orleans this summer for the third year in a row. You just tell them that even if you hadn't cut the money to fix those levees, there weren't going to be any Army engineers to fix them anyway because you had a much more important construction job for them -- BUILDING DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ!

On Day 3, when you finally left your vacation home, I have to say I was moved by how you had your Air Force One pilot descend from the clouds as you flew over New Orleans so you could catch a quick look of the disaster. Hey, I know you couldn't stop and grab a bullhorn and stand on some rubble and act like a commander in chief. Been there done that.

There will be those who will try to politicize this tragedy and try to use it against you. Just have your people keep pointing that out. Respond to nothing. Even those pesky scientists who predicted this would happen because the water in the Gulf of Mexico is getting hotter and hotter making a storm like this inevitable. Ignore them and all their global warming Chicken Littles. There is nothing unusual about a hurricane that was so wide it would be like having one F-4 tornado that stretched from New York to Cleveland.

No, Mr. Bush, you just stay the course. It's not your fault that 30 percent of New Orleans lives in poverty or that tens of thousands had no transportation to get out of town. C'mon, they're black! I mean, it's not like this happened to Kennebunkport. Can you imagine leaving white people on their roofs for five days? Don't make me laugh! Race has nothing -- NOTHING -- to do with this!

You hang in there, Mr. Bush. Just try to find a few of our Army helicopters and send them there. Pretend the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are near Tikrit.


Michael Moore

P.S. That annoying mother, Cindy Sheehan, is no longer at your ranch. She and dozens of other relatives of the Iraqi War dead are now driving across the country, stopping in many cities along the way. Maybe you can catch up with them before they get to DC on September 21st.

I've published a HUGE gallery from one of my favorite bands on the planet *drum roll* IQU! (check it out when you get a minute)

peace & blessings

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

For gods sake! - I haven't published a blog in a month (I'm a slacker)

A lots been going on...I'm addicted to Hazelnut coffee, my daughters laugh and the D'Nell "1st Magic" album...can't get enough of those things...

Went and saw IQU yesterday (translation: eee-koo) they killed it! theremin, loud vintage synths and breakbeats...awesome! go to my links page and you can check them out - Big ups to there manager Frank Nieto "Your totally the coolest mutherfucker...thanks for the hook up!"

I'll have photos up from there set this week when I get them back from the lab...btw they opened for "Pretty Girls Make Graves", I didn't catch there whole set but what I did see was phe-freeging-nomenal...

I've been getting a lot of e-mails from folks asking me what kind of gear I use - I use a NUNYA when shooting live...Actually I'll have something up on the site soon detailing all of that and a new merch page is being finalized...

Okayplayer is doing there "OKP photographer" thing again for the month of Sept - This is a cool thing, you can get your work out there and seen by a myriad of people - You might still have time to submit, go here --->

I've got a boat load of photos to add on the site in the next few weeks keep checking back for that...

Man I'm exhausted, I need to 86 this 40 to 45 hour a week desk job and just start focusing on taking pictures full time...

Shooting DJ Mea this weekend (she's wicked hot)

Allright I'm gonna watch this flick Crash and then catch some zzz's...

Before I bounce I gotta say "Entourage is the shit!" best show on HBO...If you haven't checked it out yet then do so, your going to love it...well everything except Matt Dillon's brother "he's a cunt" *said with pseudo english accent*

I'm out - I promise I'll update this blog more frequently...


Friday, July 22, 2005

New photos have been added to the Common gallery, also added a gallery for Al Foster (one of the greatest drummers on the planet) he had to be to play w/Miles...

Jeremy Pelt photo added to his gallery page and a new gallery for Raul Midon has been published...

I'll be updating the site with more photos this weekend...


Tuesday, July 19, 2005

What's Happening,

Wow! It's been a minute since I've updated the site (apologies) it's been crazy @ work and home in my world (My 2 year old daughter Jordan is keeping me busy LOL!)

I've got some great stories to share from the Rochester International Jazz Festival and last weekends Rochester Music Fest...

I'm picking up my Common & Lyfe Jennings photos tomorrow from the lab and I'll publish new shots on the site from those shows later in the week...

I'm also going to be adding galleries from Raul Midon (this dude is awesome) if your scratching your head going Raul Who? Go here ---> and listen your going to really dig him, also adding Sonny Rollins photos to the site along with shots of Chick Corea, Al Foster, Sex Mob, Jeremy Pelt, Wallace Roney, Will Downing & Night of the Cookers...

Have a great week and go take a photo of someone or something you love!


Oh, and for the love of god please stop e-mailing me asking me for photo passes (I don't know what some of you are thinking - ya need to put down the pipe) - I have no control over assigning press credentials - If you're covering a REAL story for a magazine and need credentials they should be able to provide those for you...

Friday, June 24, 2005

Wow I've been super busy just got done shooting the 4th annual "Rochester International Jazz Festival" for Downbeat - It was a blast! I'll try and get back on-line this weekend and share some highlights...I will be updating and adding a lot of galleries to the site from that event and some other things I've been working on...

Those of you asking for prints...On my home page there's a "Copyright 1996-2005" tab @ the bottom of the page - Click on that and there will be info on ordering prints...


Sunday, June 05, 2005

What's Happening,

Hope all is well...

I've been super busy shooting everything I can get to...It's been insane, I've got a lot of great images to publish on the site in the next few weeks...keep checking back for updates...

This summer is going to be awesome, I'm getting my schedule together now...

This week I'm shooting Crowbar on the 7th (tommorow), Big Bad VooDoo Daddy on the 9th, and the "Rochester International Jazz Fest" 2005 stylee starts Friday the 10th...there kicking it off right w/Sonny Rollins!! more here --->

I'll be there shooting the fest again this year for is an amazing fan site that I just got turned on to - they've published some of my photos from a few years back...The site is really well done and you can get to it from my links page, go check it out when you get a minute...

On the music tip there are a few albums that you MUST pick up:

Fishbone - "Live in Amsterdam" cd-dvd box set

Common - Be' (I'll be shooting Com again in July @ the Rochester Music Fest the lineup is unreal this year - more here --->

Mindless Self Indulgence - "You'll Rebel to Anything" (brilliant album - there cover of the Rush classic Tom Sawyer is worth the price of the cd alone)

Before I forget I just want to add...I did a walk & telathon for the "Strong Memorial Hospital Kids" yesterday with my wife and daughter "Had a blast!"...

All the money raised is going to a great cause and some of the stories of these amazing children are astounding... more here --->

peace & blessings

Sunday, May 22, 2005


Ok, I'm hearing and reading some amazing things about Star Wars & Crash - I'm debating on which one I want to see first - I'm a big Star Wars nerd so it looks like that's gong to be it...maybe I'll wait and just rent Crash *shrugs*

On the music tip the Team Sleep album is finally out, it got released a few weeks ago and WOW!! (Chino could sing the Mickey Mouse theme and make it sound rad)

I've published two new galleries on the site "Trashcan Sinatras" & "Midtown" - I'll be adding some color shots to both galleries in the next week or so...

I was flicking around the dial the other day and caught a bio on David LaChapelle ( it was unreal, this dude is soooo gifted (I hate him LOL)...He seems super cool, and has done some absolutely breathtaking work - He's a HUGE inspiration on me (I've got to step up my game lol) - Keep doing your thing Diamond Dave...If you've got a minute and happen to stumble on the bio take some time and watch it...

Allright I'm going to check out this "Ray" flick finally - I've had the DVD for almost a month and it's raining out here in NY, my daughters napping and it's the perfect lazy Sunday afternoon filler...time to chill and watch this...

Go take a picture of someone, something, somewhere you love this week...

Stay Well
Scott :^)>

Friday, May 13, 2005


This weekend is going to be wicked cool, I'm shooting "Midtown", "Plain White T's" & "Action Action" tonight then on Sunday I'm checking out Dr Lonnie Smith (pumped for that!)

The 26th of this month is going to be absolutely bananas...1st Jucifer then over to David "Fathead" Newman...

The 30th I'll be shooting "Eye Hate God" (I'm stoked that these dudes are back together)

31st I'll be @ FISHBONE!!!!!'

June "The Rochester International Jazz Festival!!"

I've got some really cool photos to add to the site...I'll try and do some updating this weekend...

The book is just about done! I can't wait to for you to check it will be available on the merch page soon...


Sunday, May 01, 2005

What's Happening,

I'm jus chilln' put up a few new Sam Kininger photos...

Caught that movie "Man on Fire" last night - Wow! It was absolutely amazing (Denzel is the man - he can do anything) I keep saying they should make a movie of John Coltrane's life story and get Denzel to play the lead (how awesome would that be?)

I'm shooting the Reverend Horton Heat, The Supersuckers & Murphy's Law tomorrow night (what a freeging line-up huh?) should be a blast...the Rev always plays a great show...

Ok, I'm going to get outside and enjoy some of this warm weather...I'll update the site later this week with some more news and photos from The Rev show and the Trashcan Sinatra's show last week (what a great band - my 1st time seeing them live and they blew me away)

Stay Well

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

What Up,

I was dig'n through some older photos and I found a few cool shots of Henry Rollins (just published one on the site)

Gotta jet I'm shooting tonight (I'll be back later this week, I've got some cool news to share)

Stay Well
Scottie ;)

Saturday, April 16, 2005

What Up,

I've been super busy shooting a myriad of different projects (having a blast) - I got a chance to see Common & The Roots @ Syracuse University on the 12th - The show was absolutely bananas!! - Big hugs to Tina Farris (aka Good Time Girl) for putting me on the list with a photo pass (You Rock!) - I'm putting photos up from that show as I type this blog so have a look when your done reading this update...

Sin City is one of the best movies I've seen all year (go check it out when you get some time - your going to be blown away!)

Ok, here's the 411 on my book (thank you for all of the e-mails and questions on this) - Bottom line I got the finished product in my hands last month and just didn't dig it...I've got to iron out some minor issues and I'm going to shoot for an official release date in July (I'll keep you posted) (killer indie label) is using one of my Casualties photos on a 7" and a band tee (wicked cool)

That's about it...I'm shooting Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) tomorrow and a few other shows this month along with some promo things (woo hoo!)

I'm Audi 5000!

Stay Well

Sunday, April 03, 2005

What Up,

I'm adding a few new photos to the site this weekend (one cool shot to the People Gallery) and a few more (Casualties) photos...

"You want to purchase a print?"

Go to the home page and @ the bottom you can find a link "prints" with detailed info...

Stay Well

Thursday, March 31, 2005


Tripp Eisen (former Static-X guitarist) is a piece of shit and his photos have been removed from my site - Bottom line he needs to go crawl under a rock in JAIL (fucking scumbag!)

*segway to more positive things*

My bud Frank who writes this wickedly cool column in "The City" is running one of my "Casualties" photos this week...

more here --->

I picked up the new SOEL - "Memento" album this week (it's brilliant!) and has my endorsement - Go cop it!

I'm working on some cool new projects...I'll be back with more info on these soon...

Spring is here!! I'm pumped for the warm weather...

Stay Well
Scott :^)>

Thursday, March 10, 2005

"You want to purchase a print?"

Go to the home page and @ the bottom you can find a link "prints" with detailed info...

Stay Well

Sunday, March 06, 2005


I published the new "Shonen Knife" Gallery today - The shots came out really cool..there on tour now in the states for a few months so if they come to your neck of the woods I would highly recommend checking them out...there one of my faves and even cuter live in person...

I picked up the new Mars Volta album "Frances the Mute" this weekend...OMG it's phe-fucking-nomenal!!

Go pick it up, it's on sale all over the place - I think "Best Buy" had it for $6.99...

Me personally I can't go into a chessy retail chain and buy music...even if it's cheaper (I feel to guilty and break out in a rash lol)...I'm all about the local mom and pop indie stores..SUPPORT THEM!!

I also copped the Sigur Ros album "Von" - This should be the soundtrack to a Clive Barker horror flick...very compelling and spooky *in a cool way*

Ok, I'm going to bail and check out this flick "Hero" w/Jet Li

Stay Well

P.S. Cafe Press Sucks Ass!!!!

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Shonen Knife tonight!!!! Can't wait to see them...

I'll have photos published on my site next week...

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Ok, I'm going to rant a while...

So dig this...last night 2/25/05 "I'm pumped up all day" because "Clark Terry" is playing @ the Eastman Theatre(

Now I've taken photos @ this venue a myriad of times and for the most part it's been ok...although there's always someone who's got something to say if you've got a camera out and are taking photos (Fuck off I'm working!)

Back in 91 you could walk into a concert depending on the venue with your camera and take shots and not get attacked by the Road Manager, Security, Soundguy etc etc...

Now in 2005 it's a PR machine and you've got to have clearence from the bands management, there label, there mother ya da ya da...even with that you are more than likely going to have some asshole in your grill @ the venue asking you who your shooting for and do you have a photo pass (it's on my shirt, OPEN YOUR EYES!) Oh and by the way you can only shoot the 1st two songs and don't stand over there (Fuck off I'm working!)...most of the time these fucktards asking you the questions are the janitors @ the club...

I've been shooting a long time and I've covered a lot of shows and have some great contacts in the industry (it's all good for the most part)...I don't fuck around...I'm very professional when working...

So let me set this up for you:

first: Read the e-mail below from "Mr Terry"

>To:>CC:>Subject: Re: Fwd: Clark Terry @ the Eastman Theatre 2/25/05 Rochester, NY>Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 00:49:39 -0500

Dear Scott,

Thanks very kindly for your offer regarding acquisition of a photo pass for my upcoming concert at the Eastman Theatre on 2/25/05. I don't know the policies of the powers that be. You have my endorsement. I hope you'll be able to get clearance. Please let Harold Danko (585-274-1449) at the Eastman School of Music know that I have approved your request.

Clark Terry

Very cool huh?

So I call Harold @ home and we chat a little while, the convo goes something like this:

Mr. Danko: Hello?!

Me: Hi, Is Mr. Danko in?

Mr Danko: This is...

Me: Hey, this is Scott Stewart I'm returing your call in regards to your voice-mail - What's pop'n?

Mr. Danko: So Clark is hear tomorrow and you want to come down and shoot some photos for a story your covering huh?

Me: You got it...I spoke with Mr. Terry and he said were groovy..

Mr. Danko: Awesome! Can you get down to the venue for soundcheck tomorrow and take some shots then?

Me: You bet (my Daughter Jordan who is 2 years old enters the room @ this point and wants to play)

Mr. Danko: Great! the more the marrier...

Me: Can you hang on just a moment please "Jordan daddies coming" - Ok Mr. D see you tommorow thanks a lot..peace

Mr Danko is a stand up guy and very cool...

Cut to the soundcheck @ The Eastman:

I get to the venue walk in and sit down in the front...I'm looking through my bag for my lens and some film...the band of students is on stage and there's a bald guy with a camera and a HUGE lens strapped to it walking around on stage I've named him "yard ape" (this is the guy the Eastman has paid waaaaay to much money for and will only give them crappy photos...I'm his enemy because I'm wielding a camera as well and MY PHOTOS ARE GOING TO BE SO MUCH BETTER THAN YOURS!) anyway the place is a little chaotic sound guys doing there thing and people setting things up...I get my camera out and take a few shots of the students and the venue (the architecture in this building is gorgeous) plus I wanted to get a meter read for my shots...the lighting is always lame even though I'm @ the front of the stage...a few minutes later I notice Mr. Terry making his way on stage with his son helping him out..all of a sudden I get a tap on the shoulder it's:

Cheesy Eastman Employee Chick (CEEC for short)

CEEC: "Hi I'm so and so do you have authorization to take photos!?!?" (this was said with a lil attitude, which she isn't pulling off cause she's not that cute - NOW if she was a cutie saying this to me "It would have been on baby!"...cause I'm a good looking charming muthafucka!)

Me: I notice the (yard ape - see above) looking over @ me and CEEC while we are conversing...Yes I do have authorization "I'm thinking" (does she know who I am? "I'm Scott Stewart bee-otch!" what does she think I just walked in off the fucking street with a camera and started shooting?!?) I show her Mr Terry's e-mail and tell her I spoke with Mr.Danko as well...

EEC: Ok that's fine (more attitude) but the next time you come to the venue could you come see us @ the office (@ this point I'm not really paying attention and just want her to take a breath mint and get out of my face) I caught "no flash blah blah blah"...

Me: Ok (trying to be as fake and nice as possible) nice to meet you, do you have a card?

After CEEC with attitude and bad breath leaves me alone...I get up and move over to the front of the stage were Mr. Terry is sitting in his wheelchair...I'm looking for a shot..the yard ape is watching me and I'm ready to smack this idiot (Fuck off I'm working!)

So I pop off a few frames and immediately AGAIN someone from behind taps me on the shoulder I'm laughing inside when this happens thinking (Fuck off I'm working!)..The guy says "Hey do you have approval to be taking photos in here?" I say "Yes I do, would YOU like to see Mr.Terry's e-mail!?!"...The guy shakes his head no and goes about his business - Turns out this fucktard is the sound guy LOL!!

Anyway back to shooting the light sucks in the venue and I have to pull out a few of my tricks to get some shots...I'm blasting away and all of a sudden I get another tap on the shoulder - "Oh wow, unbelievable!!!"

Who's this shitbrick?!?

Facilities Manager of the Eastman lets call him (Uptight dude with the bad skin and Napolean complex)

My 1st thought this dude looks evil (Fuck off I'm working!)

I'm really uncomfortable @ this point because I'm getting hassled left and right and can't find my groove to shoot anything...I'm pissed and just want to bounce...

Conversation with (UDWBSANC) went down something like this...

UDWBSANC: Hi, *reaching out to shake my hand* I'm so and so (I'm thinking here we go again!) "I know you've spoke with Mr.Terry and Mr. Danko and have clearance to shoot however the nextime you come to MY venue I would appreciate it if you would first come by MY office to clear it with us "ya da ya da" (@ this point I'm just like ya know what this isn't even worth it - the next person who bugs me is going to get knocked the fuck out!)

Me: Yea ok (I've got to act all fake & nice again - the whole time I'm thinking your a dick!)

UDWBSANC leaves me alone.

My groove is completely blown @ this point but I try and shoot a few more frames - I know I got nothing...

So I throw my camera in the bag *disgusted and in need of a clove and a corona w/a lime* I'm packing up...I notice the yard ape checking me out and he gets a *fuck you* glare from me...

I stand up, turn around and OMG look who's sitting a few rows back pretending I'm not looking dead @'s the "Cheesy Eastman Employee Chick (CEEC for short)" she's been sitting a few rows back watching me the WHOLE time, like I'm gonna bum rush the stage or I got a bomb in my bag...WTF is with the Funny Vibes!?!...I'm in the Twilight Zone!!!

I make up my mind to bail...even though I've got a few frames left on the roll I was shooting and didn't get to finish that, or say Hi to Mr. Terry and have him sign my album...

That was hands down one of the worst experiences I've had shooting in a LONG time! - Most of the time when I shoot it's cool not hassle free but it's comfortable...because people know who I am and they know my work...

Now I'm not dis'n the WHOLE Eastman staff. This is a great venue for concerts and there is some beautiful history and music still to this day being made in that building...and I know these folks were just trying to do there jobs (not well and they REALLY need to light'n up!)...

I also respect that they don't want just anybody walking into the venue with a camera taking photos..I dig that (but I'm not just anybody "I'm Scott Stewart bee-otchs!") and jokes aside I had ALL the approval I needed and didn't appreciate the smug attitudes and hassle I caught...It was completely not needed.

So in closing I would like to say Fuck You Very much for making my experience so absolutley horrific...

*Jordan calling for Daddy* My daughters waking up so I'm Audi 5000...

peace to all the truly beautiful people with good vibes and big hearts...a big FUCK YOU to the rest...

Stay Well
Scott :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Prints page can be found @ the bottom of the home page (working on a new look for that) but the info is there if your interested in a print - any image you see on the site can be made for you just give me a shout if your interested...

I'm also going to be adding some cool t-shirts to the merch page in the next few days...

I'm photographing one of the great jazz icons left from the golden age of the era "Clark Terry" this weekend - I'm so excited to meet Mr. Terry and work on this project...he's one of my heroes - I'll keep you posted on this and update the blog when the photos have been published...

Stay Well
Scott : )

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

I published a new gallery from Shikandaza (read below for more on them)

Not since Hiroshima have we heard such a lovely blend of East meets West. Shikandaza, which means orchestra, consists of strings, flute, and percussion. "Shi" means strings in Japanese, while "kan" means flute, and "da" means percussion. In addition to this literal translation, the word also means "sincere effort to master the arts" in Zen Buddism. Traditional Japanese music doesn't always concern itself with rhythm... By teaming up with Vision Music President, keyboardist Ian Smith, Shikandaza has created a sort of Japanese Jazz. ON THE BRIDGE blends contemporary percussion, vocals and Hammond organ and keyboards with ancient Japanese instruments like the Shakuhachi (wind instrument played by Master Foozan Usui) and Koto (stringed instrument played by Yoka Nakayama and Miyako Kugai). This Asian fusion project makes for some really unique listening! The first track, "Bridge Over The Moon" is a wonderful example of just how artful this mixture of music is.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Bad Brains - God of Love video

It's been a minute since I've seen this...;


Wednesday, February 16, 2005

hire me:

I am available to shoot concerts, rehearsals and full or partial tours. (I can also do groupie control/screening on tour) I'm all about the multi-tasking. Contact info is on the site...

Friday, February 11, 2005

Just wanted to say hello...I'm updating the site with some new galleries this weekend and should have the new "Prints Page" up this week as well (I know it's taking forever)

I've had a few e-mails from bands & artists interested in getting promo photos done for there press kits -I'm always down for that if I have time and I dig the band...I know a lot of new bands and artists don't have truck loads of money you can always shoot me an e-mail or give me a call I'm sure we can work something out...

So dig this my book "Eye Contact" is finally complete!! It's @ the printer now getting pressed up...I can't wait to get the book in my hands...the final approved product looked super cool...your going to dig soon as I get them I will update the site so you can check it out...and of course the book will be available for you to purchase...

The book itself contains a myriad of photos from a wide range of genres including backstage never before seen shots with the artists and photos that haven't been published on my site...I've been keeping a journal of show dates and interesting s**t that happens @ the shows and conversations with the artists that are also included in the linear notes...

The perfect coffee table book for the hipster : )

I'm also going to be giving away a few copies (signed and numbered) more on that later...

I'm Audi 5000
Stay Well
Scott :^)>

Sunday, January 09, 2005


Hope everything is cool with you...Right now I'm just chill'n up-loading some Miles Davis & Sly Stone to my iPod (why the hell didn't I get the 40g? - The 20g and 5000 songs is not enough music to carry around in my pocket - especially for a music snob like myself)

Just wanted to check in and let you know I've published some new Calvin Richardson photos in his gallery...also added a few shots to the "Travel" gallery (more of those to come)


Sunday, January 02, 2005

Happy New Year!!

The New Limited Edition Prints Page will be published in early January - I think your really going to dig it, there's going to be a lot of killer images for you to choose from...

All of the photos for the book have been chosen (it took me forever!) - I can't wait to finish it and get it out there for you guys to check out...

I just added a new Bela Fleck & the Flecktones gallery - Have a look look when you get a minute...

On the web: is using some of my photos in there gallery on the site - It's great to see them back on-line again with the new site design and new management for the band - 2005 is going to be the year of the Bone! my early prediction.

Check the tour dates section and if there coming to your neck of the woods go and see them (they still rock shit live!)

The band also re-released Fishbone "The Reality of my Surroundings" on DVD - If you've seen the VHS it's basically the same thing nothing new added, it's just cool to have on DVD - They've also released Fishbone "Critical Times" the Henhouse Sessions (the band isn't supporting this release - but you gotta check it out anyway) - It's got some great footage of the band in the studio with there 99 thru 2002 line-up Spacey T (now gone), John McKnight (gone), Walt (gone - this sucks!) , John Steward, Wood and get a glimpse of the band working on new tracks and lots of interview footage - There's also some wicked studio footage with Trulio Disgracias and Angelo doing his Dr. Maddvibe thing...It's definetley worth the loot...Ok that's enough of me plugging the Bone...

You also need to cop Miles - "Electric" this is easlily the tightest dvd I've copped in ages...His complete 38 minute perfomance @ the historic "Isle of Wight" concert - This is the first DVD to be released that captures Miles transformation into the highly talked about "electric" period...there are some really wonderful interviews with Santana, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea etc etc...lots of extras (you'll love it if your a fan of his Bitches Brew album)

*segway* Ok I'm going to shift gears a minute - Ya know when nature does things like this it really has me just stop and spend some time thinking about how fragile and beautiful life is (it's corny) but enjoy your life and be a positive/beautiful person - My prayers and thoughts go out to all of the people & children who have passed on and all of those helping out in the Tsunami tragedy (god bless) - please do what you can on your end to help out...

Stay Well
Scott =)