THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF SCOTT POMMIER | EPIC IMAGES OF MODERN AMERICANA

The photography of Scott Pommier definitely strikes a deep, resounding chord with the rebel in me. Being a big fan of legendary photographers like– Danny Lyon, William Gedney, Allan Tannenbaum, and Robert Frank, rarely do I see modern day images that come close to capturing that same edgy feel of Americana.  The best term in my mind to describe Scott Pommier’s work– Modern Americana.  I’d also put the great Robert Yager in that category.

I asked Scott how he got started, and how he’d best describe his work–

“I started shooting photos of my friends skateboarding. All I wanted to do for the longest time was to take pictures like the ones that I saw in skateboarding magazines, and I learned to do just that. I shot for skateboarding magazines for about ten years, now people ask me what I shoot and I don’t quite know what to tell them.  I don’t feel like I’m an action sport photographer, a commercial photographer, a lifestyle photographer or a fashion photographer exactly, but a little bit of all of those things. Of the pictures that I’ve shot, the ones that I like best, fall in between some of those lines; an action photo that feels more like a fashion shot or portrait that borders on reportage. I spent years learning the skill of photography before I really figured out how I wanted to shoot and what I wanted to shoot. I take pictures of what I think is interesting and significant and beautiful.”

–Scott Pommier

 

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18 thoughts on “THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF SCOTT POMMIER | EPIC IMAGES OF MODERN AMERICANA

  1. In my part of the world, bikes are put to rest for the winter. My heart still skips a beat when I hear the roar of the first motocycle in the spring. Great shots!

  2. Fuck yeah! Scott’s photos are seriously so rad…

    Both of the Pommier brothers are both super talented in their own regards; check out Andrew’s work here.

    MB, I hear you! Mine’s going up for the winter next week, likely… Not to excited about that…

  3. It looks like Max Schaff, from 4q conditioning is in some of those pics. he also does a great blog 4qconditioning.blogspot. check it out.

  4. Real sense of free spirit and every shot makes me want to know more about the subjects. Selvedge and Pommier, match made in heaven.

  5. if you all really like these images you should take a look at Danny Lyon’s work from the 60′s and 70′s of the same subject matter. Radder.

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