SCOTT TREES . . . Because of Horses
Scott Trees has always been a great deal more than simply a noted Arabian horse photographer and videographer. An artist, teacher, philosopher, a very good horseman and a great photographer in general, he’s also an incurable dreamer. Perhaps it is the very diversity of his activities and abilities that have made him the innovative and creative force behind a whole new chapter of equine photography. Always a trend setter and ahead of his time, it has been his ability to dream, coupled with his vivid imagination that has given the Arabian breed some of its most enduring and defining images.
In 2009, the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky showcased Scott Trees’ photography. The exhibition featured Arabian horse images created by him in his travels throughout the world. Entitled Because of Horses, the show was a unique compilation of the best of Trees’ work.
“The show was an effort to share some of my favorite images and chronicle my remarkable life’s journey … a journey of discovery and accomplishment I was able to take because of horses,” says Trees. “Because of horses I have traveled the world, had the opportunity to capture the essence and beauty of exotic locations, and met interesting people from all walks of life.”
Scott Trees’ professional highlights include shooting equine advertising/editorial imagery for international clients and being published in most major equine magazines worldwide. He was the equestrian photographer for the first Reagan Inaugural parade, the owner and operator of the Scott Trees Gallery from 1990-1994, a key note speaker at conventions and seminars in the United States, and a featured artist in Equine Images, Western Horseman, Tutto Arabi, Arabian Magazine (UK), the Arabian Horse Times, the Morgan Horse Magazine and The Dubai Friday Magazine. He was a winner in the prestigious Cowboys and Indians Magazine photo competition and, most recently, has a feature coming out in The Monthly Indulge, Fort Worth, Texas. Currently, Trees is back in the United States from the Middle East and has added private books to his credentials, including the Royal Palace of Sharjah, the Ajman Stud and the Al Shahania Stud.
In addition to the horse industry’s high demand for his photography and videography, Trees’ is a particularly good teacher who conducts Lighting, Equine Photography, and Business of Photography seminars, webinars and classes frequently. He also leads the photographic and videography classes at the world famous Sombrero Ranch, 800-horse western round-up the end of April in Craig, Colorado.
Colorado Workshop: http://events.equinephotographers.net/col12/
Highlights from the 2012 Scottsdale Show – A Scott Trees Film