Experiencing Island in Black&White
Lens Magazine|July 2021
Scott Probst, Born in Sydney, Australia.
SCOTT PROBST

As I grew up, my family lived in several locations in the country of New South Wales, and I came to appreciate life' west of the range' as a child, roaming around the area my family lived in and often camping in various places.

I have been taking photographs as a central creative activity for about forty years. My projects were made during bushwalks in Australia, traveling and simply from what is around me while I was living in various Australian cities and in Vancouver, Canada, for four years.

Major projects in recent years have included two residencies in Ólafsfjörður, Iceland, where I spent roughly three months each in the winter of 2015/16 and then during the summer of 2018. My main interest in this project was the landscape, both urban and outside the cities, and I found my attention drawn not just to the 'big views' but to the small details of these places.

In much of this time, I have been earning a living working as a psychologist in Australia, which I still do part-time in the public mental health system. In order to deepen my photographic practice, I recently completed a Fine Arts degree at the University of Newcastle, where I am now enrolled in a Ph.D., and have had the good fortune to receive an Australian Postgraduate Research Scholarship.

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