Saturday, January 1, 2011

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Weird Tales

It's the season for ghost stories.  If you dare, visit my multimedia page to hear two short stories of ghosts, weird tales, and other bizarre facts about Rhode Island.

Did you know Providence has one of the most haunted streets in America?  In Newport you could get away with just about anything ... How about the woman with two death dates ...

Multimedia stories are so much fun.  Not only do I meet interesting people, I get to hear their stories and share them with you.

These two pieces may also be viewed on YouTube or Vimeo.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Adventures in New England

There are only a handful of states I have not visited.  And airports don't count.  Alaska, Montana, Hawaii and Vermont.  Yes, you heard me right, Vermont.  Only a few hours from where I live.

I moved to Rhode Island 3-years-ago and I hadn't made it to VT.  Until a few weeks ago.  Now I officially can say I have visited every New England state.

I was on the road with another photographer, Marianne Lee, to participate in an evening social with ASMP and AIGA in each state in addition to a photographer breakfast.  It was wonderful connecting with new friends, photographers and designers.

One highlight was when photographer Caleb Kenna and his wife took us out for dinner at this really cool hip restaurant, The Farmhouse Tap & Grill, that just opened in an old McDonalds.  Yes, a Mcdonalds that closed and The Farmhouse is a casual upscale restaurant in a newly decorated restaurant.  A must place to eat at when your in Burlington, VT. Amazing food and a really great beer list.

In between cities we would stop and take photographs.  Anything that struck us and to break up the drives and just to keep the creative juices flowing.  My photography work revolves around people and that connection.  Connections are very important to me.  It was fun to photograph something different, the earth.  Taking a photo that comes from the heart and the moment and moving on.  Not orchestrating, art directing, and manipulating.

I love road trips.  I travel a bunch around this country and overseas for assignment work.  An actual road trip is always refreshing to me and I find it really clears my mind and many cool ideas come to me when I drive.

These photos are a select few from our travels in Vermont and Maine.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tons of REVEALED News!!!

So much going on the past few months and I don't know where to begin.  I rolled out a brand new beautiful REVEALED website.  It contains much more information about the REVEALED project, a list of all the past and future events, a blog, and of course the multimedia videos and images.

Exciting news!! I received a new RISCA grant for the This I Believe REVEALED project.  You can read more about it on my REVEALED blog.

Also, the latest multimedia interview with This I Believe REVEALED interview with Jim Stahl...

This I Believe REVEALED Subject Jim Stahl Interview from Scott Indermaur on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bankers and Calendars

Community bankers in small towns are awesome and I always enjoy photographing them!  I have meant dozens and dozens of bankers in small towns with all my banking photography assignments.

There's a lesson to be learned from these approachable, friendly and customer service bankers.  On assignment recently at a small town's bank, I noticed a small calendar on the desk and the model of the month was a sexy shirtless male.  Each month was a different man, of course.  Then I noticed every female banker had the same calendar on their desk.  Joking with them they told us a local business man gives them away to customers.  He was planning on giving out the female model calendars.  Then his wife insisted he can only do that if he also hands out the male model calendars.

So, after a few laughs the banker went down the street and brought back a handful of calendars (male and female) for me, the female art director and my wife.  :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Smiling in the Cold

As a location photographer I travel all over the world meeting and photographing wonderful people.  From small towns with a few hundred people to huge cities.  Every trip is always an adventure.  From the places I experience, to the people I meet.  I always look forward to these assignments.  The logistics of what to take, getting there, photographing amazing photographs, connecting with my subjects, and of course a ton of good stories I cherish for years.

Recently I made a trip to Nebraska for a corporate client.  We photographed in 3 small towns and the larger city, Omaha.  The assignment was photographing farmers, ranchers and community bankers.

Our goal was to take nice candids of these subjects working and also take connected portraits that are more along the line as candids.  Steer away from the polished portraits that we see so often (and I am also known for) and capture their slice of life.

Our biggest challenge was the cold and wind on this trip.  The first 3 days it was about 10 degrees and a wind chill of below 20F.  This is a bump in the road when you want to capture the life of a farmer and nobody really wants to go outside.  The above subjects only inside location of interest was their living room. Though I felt this would be too sterile of a portrait.  I felt an outside location with this couple would allow us to create a more connected portrait.  So, outside we went with a smile.

Have you ever smiled when it's 20 below zero and blowing like crazy?  A smile doesn't last long because your teeth begin to feel like they are going to fall out from being frozen.  The advantage of being so cold was the muddy cattle pins we had to drive and walk through were all frozen.  I didn't need to change to my boots.  So, off we went and drove out to the horses and photographed them feeding them.  I had the challenges of making the couple look a little warmer then it was and do this all in a few minutes.  It was bitter cold, though this scene made these subjects more down to earth, approachable and connected with the viewer than an inside portrait.  Anyone can be photographed in a living room.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I'm very excited that I just released the 10 latest Revealed subjects.  Actually, this is the new project, THIS I BELIEVE REVEALED.

This I Believe - Rhode Island and Revealed are two projects that have been easily merged and complement each other to create a new project. This collaboration makes an even greater impression and impact on Rhode Islanders through print, radio and photography that create a unique and multi-dimensional experience and personal connection for the audience.  This I Believe - Rhode Island may be heard on Rhode Island's NPR station WRNI.

WRNI and Scott Indermaur have collaborated to create THIS I BELIEVE REVEALED. This project currently has 13 subjects and their essays may also be heard at WRNI’s website.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The images and esssays may be viewed at - Facebook, Revealedproject, siphotography and in a few weeks at WRNI's site.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Cozy Inn

The joys of being a corporate location photographer is the great food I find on my trips.  Yes, also the terrible dining experiences.

In Salina, Kansas there is a little restaurant called Cozy Inn.  Opened in 1922 as a 6 stool hamburger joint that makes these palm size hamburgers that are really good, and really bad at the same time.  Yes, it still has just 6 stools and they do have a few tables outside.

When I walk in there my friend asks me, "should I order a bag of 12 or 6 hamburgers."  We have both been there before. Thinking that we were going to be in the car for about 5 more hours, heading to our next Nebraska corporate assignment, I suggested a bag of 6 for the two of us.  Revisiting hamburgers with onions while driving a few hours later is not always the most enjoyable experience and the smell from that bag is a guarantee that we will be smelling Cozy Inn for the rest of the day, if not the entire trip.

She was a bit disappointed because they are so good, though went ahead and ordered us a bag of 6.  And I knew I'd eat more than 3 of them because they taste soooo good.  So, I also felt a little disappointment we didn't get more.  After eating 3 of them in the car, I was right that I was ready for another.  Though about an hour later we both agreed that 3 were just perfect. :)

If your passing through Salina, KS you must stop by Cozy Inn and get a bag of burgers.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Revealing Revealed short film

Behind the scenes of Revealed photography sessions and interviews with Revealed subjects and the impact this project has had.  Short film was taken in Lawrence, Kansas and New York City, New York.