scott b. davis | Bio


scott b. davis makes photographs that explore unremarkable wilderness corridors and anonymous urban spaces in the American landscape. A platinum printer for two decades, his prints examine the far ends of the visible spectrum and consider the limits of human perception.

scott b. davis has been photographing the desert at night since the 1990s, exploring it as a landscape uniquely defined by darkness. In 2001 he began photographing urban areas in Los Angeles and across the American west, conveying these landscapes as ordinary places rather than a landscape of saturated iconography. In 2013 he began tracings of light, a series of unique, in-camera platinum prints that capture the immense light and space of the Sonoran Desert. His work is created with a wooden view cameras ranging in size from 8" x 10" to 16" x 20". They facilitate working slowly in an increasingly fast paced world, and afford large negatives used for platinum printing.

scott b. davis's photographs have been reviewed in the New York Times, Village Voice, the New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, and other print media. His work can be found in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Pier 24, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Photographic Arts, and other prominent institutions. davis's photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States, in Germany and Japan.

Photo by Stacy Keck

Photo by Stacy Keck