Isabelle Scotton


“Like in life too, in photography, I like to go the unconventional way. I want to capture people, things, and scenes with a different eye, which does not necessarily conform to society. I try to do this in a non-provocative way to send a subtle but deep message to the viewer, inspired by spirituality, empowerment and natural beauty.” – Isabelle Scotton.

View their photographs produced during this year, along with their year-end interview below:



When you started the programme what genre of photography were you interested in and has it shifted over the course of the year?

Initially, I started the course because I wanted to become a surfing photographer. During the year I’ve noticed how much more other things than photography I will have to learn, especially for my own safety, to achieve this. It is still a dream for the far future, however at the moment and for the closer future, I tend to focus on portraiture, landscape, and documentary photography.

Analogue (film) or Digital photography and why?

This completely depends on what I want to capture how. I enjoy both, although the act and process of analogue photography definitely feels more real.

What subject matter do you find yourself drawn to?

Conceptual portraiture and landscape photography.

Pick three words/phrases that describe your approach to the medium?

Natural, unique, and unconventional.

Why did you choose to study photography?

I’ve been working in mainly accounting since the age of 16 and one day I decided to leave this kind of lifestyle and do something creative.

What has been the most noteworthy shoot/project you have done this year?

Fashion Shoot.

What has been your biggest misconception about photography as a practice?

Honestly, I don’t have an active creative influence on my work. What I do comes from my own creative corner, wherever this is. However, my work is usually slightly influenced by spirituality and equality.

What has been your biggest misconception about photography as a practice?

There is way more to do than taking pictures. Planning, organizing. Post-production takes more time than the clicking itself.

What is the most valuable thing you have learned from the course?

Prepare and plan properly and studio lighting.

How has photography shifted the way that you navigate the world?

Every picture has a message and every viewer receives this message differently. As a photographer, I have to be constantly aware of this.