Scott Atkinson is a large-format landscape photographer based in Half Moon Bay, California.
Sometime early in his photo career he decided to “stay home” and shoot only in California’s native habitats. Not that it’s a hardship: he lives by the ocean and also travels widely, from coast to valley to mountains to deserts, in his dusty old Toyota truck. He still shoots mainly with a traditional view camera and film, in both 4x5 and 8x10 formats. His work has been published by Audubon, the California Academy of Sciences, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Sunset, Westcliffe, and The Wilderness Society.
Scott has photo directed and/or edited more than 50 book projects. He is also a longtime calendar editor for Sierra Club, where he reviews thousands and thousands of images per year.