F. Scott Schafer is an American photographer based in Los Angeles.
An honoree graduate of Art Center College of Design, his stylized brand of portraiture has captured the essence of prominent personalities and entertainers for the past 25 years.
Scott’s award winning iconic images, which embody a unique style of concept, humor and lighting, have been produced for such clients as Intel, HBO, Showtime, Aflac, Sonos, Yahoo!, Netflix and Pepsi to name a few. He has most recently photographed President Barack Obama at the White House, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Gold Medalist Michael Phelps, Tennis Champion Serena Williams, Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and Basketball Star Lebron James.
Scott has travelled and photographed portraits of people in Southeast Asia, India, and Nepal. The powerful images of the wonderful people he encountered along his travels were captured with a vintage polaroid camera in timeless black and white.
Scott is currently working on a series of portraits called WORDS UNCAGED. A collection of intimate portraits of inmates from California State Prison in Lancaster that are serving life without parole sentences. In conjunction with California State University Los Angeles, the images are paired with writings and artwork from these fascinating men who have come to terms with their crimes and have made a commitment to educate and rehabilitate themselves; in an effort to better serve their fellow inmates.
When Scott isn’t busy working as a photographer, he spends time with wife Valerie, their two young daughters, Parker and Harlow, and their dog Monty.