About the Photographer:
A native Texan, Scot Miller’s interest in photography began in the early 1970’s. Through his photography, he attempts to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of places such as Yosemite, Walden, the Maine Woods, the Texas Hill Country and the Great Trinity Forest. Eighty-nine of his photographs illustrate
Walden: 150th Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic, published by Houghton Mifflin in 2004 and sixty-three of his photographs illustrate
Cape Cod: Illustrated Edition of the American Classic, published by Houghton Mifflin in April 2008.
In 2005, Scot collaborated with the Harvard Museum of Natural History to develop “Thoreau’s Walden: A Journey in Photographs by Scot Miller,” a traveling exhibition managed by the Cincinnati Museum Center that features
twenty-nine of Scot’s fine art photographs from the Walden book,
plus interpretive materials. The exhibition is on a multi-year
museum tour across the country and is scheduled to be on display at
the North Carolina Museum of Forestry from February 2 – June 2,
Scot has also been involved in a multi-year project photographing Yosemite's expansive backcountry wilderness areas with four other photographers in cooperation with the Yosemite Fund and is currently photographing extensively in the Maine Woods, Yosemite National Park and the Texas Hill Country. He was recently named Artist-in-Residence for Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, located in Johnson City and Stonewall, Texas.
Scot’s photography has been featured in publications and books including
America’s Famous and Historic Trees, America West Magazine, D Magazine, National Wildlife, Steinway & Sons Magazine, Yosemite Magazine, Yosemite Fund Annual Reports, the National Park Service’s
Yosemite Valley Plan and other Yosemite-related projects, and the National Park Service's
Special Resource Study of Walden Pond and Woods. Scot was also featured on “CBS Sunday Morning” with Charles Osgood. In addition, a selection of his large-format photographs of Italy are now being displayed in many Romano's Macaroni Grill restaurants throughout the country.
For the last twelve years, Scot has found another way to further catalogue the beautiful scenery he photographs—he carries a digital video camera system (now high-definition) into the field, which can be a challenge when backpacking into the Yosemite backcountry or standing on frozen Walden Pond. His footage has been used extensively in many Yosemite Fund videos, in a recent video for the Walden Woods Project, narrated by Walter Cronkite, in a September 2004 story on
“CBS Sunday Morning” with Charles Osgood, and in many news reports.
As part of Scot’s lifelong commitment to conservation, he offers his photography to the Walden Woods Project, The Yosemite Fund and Groundwork Dallas for use in their efforts to raise money for restoration and/or to raise awareness. He donates a percentage of his Walden Woods photography sales to the non-profit Walden Woods Project, of his Yosemite National Park photography sales to The Yosemite Fund and of his Great Trinity Forest photography sales to Groundwork Dallas. In addition, for each copy sold of
Walden: 150th Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic and
Cape Cod: Illustrated Edition of the American Classic, Scot is making a donation to the Walden Woods Project. Scot and his wife, Marilyn, are on the Resource Board of Groundwork Dallas, a non profit dedicated to promoting environmental, economic and social well-being in the Great Trinity Forest and surrounding neighborhoods.
Scot lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Marilyn, and dog, Bart.