Beggars Banquet with scott b. davis and MOPA, June 8, 2017

San Diego photographer scott b. davis will present a slide lecture of his work for APA|SD’s “Beggars Banquet” series on June 8, 2017, followed by a viewing of prints made from an 8”x10” and 16”x20” field cameras.

©stacy keck_scott b davis 2017

© 2017 Stacy Keck

Beginning with large format b/w landscapes, davis slowly moved toward abstract and minimalist works, incorporating the 19th century platinum / palladium printing as an integral part of the process. Today, davis is working on a series of negative prints made in camera, exploring the perception of light and space in the Sonoran desert.

About the Artist

Since the 1990’s scott b. davis has made photographs that explore unremarkable wilderness corridors and anonymous urban spaces in the American landscape. A platinum printer for two decades, his night photographs and recent work with platinum paper negatives examine the far ends of the visible spectrum and consider the limits of human perception. His work with large format wooden view cameras (8”x10” up to 16”x20”) facilitates working slowly and affords large-scale negatives used for platinum printing.

In 2012 davis founded the Medium Festival of Photography, an annual event that brings emerging and established contemporary photographers to San Diego for four-days of portfolio reviews, artist lectures, exhibitions, and related events.

scott b. davis’s photographs have been reviewed in the New York Times, Village Voice, the New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, and other print + online 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 others. davis’s photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States, in Germany and Japan.

His website contains additional exhibition and project information.

Join us for APA|SD Beggars Banquet graciously hosted by MOPA.
June 8, 2017 6:30-8:00 in the MOPA Atrium
APA and MOPA Members: $10
Students & Affiliates (ASMP, SDX) $15
Non-members: $20

APA Wants You

If you’re looking to expand your network and build your resources please consider joining the APA National Board of Directors. This October we will be holding elections for 2 positions. This is a volunteer position and, unlike a local board, this doesn’t require too much of your time. All board members are volunteers and are photographers who respect each other’s time and efforts. You can be located anywhere and all you have to do is submit your name, or submit a name of a colleague that you feel would be a good fit. Elections will be held on Oct. 23rd in NYC.
There are lots of initiatives to choose from to sink your teeth into and do good for the industry that we love. Come join a great group of photographers who are talented and passionate about the same thing you are; Photography. You will have the opportunity to work with our amazing National Executive Director, Juliette Wolf-Robin and national president, Tony Gale . For more information or to be considered, please email Theresa Raffetto at theresa[at]theresaraffetto[dot]com or John Durant at jd[at]johndurant[dot]com.

Meet Our New Director, Ilana Diamond


We’re pleased to introduce Ilana Diamond, APA San Diego’s new director. Ilana was born and raised in a small beach town outside of New York City. She attended Northeastern University in Boston and graduated with a degree in graphic design. Later, Ilana found her ground as a producer and stylist and navigated her way around the NYC photo scene for nearly 5 years before relocating to sunny San Diego. She’s worked on a variety of shoots, including lifestyle, fashion, interiors, tabletop, and food.

Please help us welcome Ilana to San Diego and the APA family. Email or drop a greeting in the comments.


Photos: Gary Allard