There is nothing Farrell Scott loves more than capturing what happens behind the scenes to bring food to our tables. Whether it's documenting a busy kitchen or a working farm, she is only too happy to be in the middle of it all and seize the action. At the same time, when she’s in the studio creating a still life of a chocolate layer cake with ganache or a cheeseburger dripping with barbecue sauce, Scott has found how she communicates best with the world.
For the past several years, Scott has been working with a restaurant group designing their establishments from top to bottom. What she’s witnessed, time and time again, is the passion and full dedication of the people that bring beautiful, local food to the dining table. The story of their food is told repeatedly - just look at the millions of food images posted daily. But what’s their story? The Executive Chef that is an avid bow hunter, the Chef de Cuisine who has a wicked golf game or the Sous Chef that grows food and edible flowers. Scott wanted to find out about who was creating the amazing meals she was experiencing. Thus came about her first deep dive into portrait photography to bring you - Chefs Off Line.
Scott, a native of Sacramento, is a commercial photographer specializing in the art of food, agriculture and architecture. To challenge herself photographically, she enjoys exploring the waterways of Sacramento and Yolo creating night images any time of year while disregarding the weather.
Recognized for the natural light quality of her images and designer eye when it comes to composition, Farrell’s ability to help clients achieve their own creative visions has made her a sought-after commercial photographer & art director. She excels in her work by maintaining the artistic perspectives and characteristics of traditional photography while also incorporating innovative technology.
Armed with over 25 years of marketing and design experience, Farrell approaches every enterprise from a marketer’s understanding and an art director’s keen eye. Her exceptional background in fashion, sports, entertainment and her zest for travel all make their way into her work. She has often been in the right place at the right time which has led to unique opportunities such as managing the press photographers for gymnastics and basketball at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, this was the catalyst for Farrell becoming a photographer.
Farrell holds degrees in theatre and photography and is a regular workshop instructor at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Blue Line Arts in Roseville and Musictown Studio in Woodland.
Morgan’s On Main, Woodland CA
Coldwell Banker Office, Woodland CA
Barrios Farms, Woodland CA
California State Capitol Governor’s Office, Sacramento CA
Found Objects, Yolo Arts 625 Gallery, Woodland CA
The Dish, City Hall, Sacramento CA
Golden Mean, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA