Scot Miller’s interest in photography began in the early 1970’s.Through his photography, he attempts to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of places such as Yosemite &the Sierra Nevada, Walden Pond & Walden Woods, the Maine Woods, the Texas Hill Country, and the Great Trinity Forest in Dallas, Texas.
Eighty-nine of his photographs illustrate Walden: 150th Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and sixty-three of his photographs illustrate Cape Cod: Illustrated Edition of the American Classic.
In 2011, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published My First Summer inthe Sierra: 100th Anniversary Illustrated Edition by John Muir featuring seventy-two of Scot’s color photographs taken over a several year period. This book received a 2011 National Outdoor Book Award.
Scot has also been involved in a multi-year project photographing Yosemite's expansive backcountry wilderness areas with four other photographers in cooperation with Yosemite Conservancy. As a result, First Light: Five Photographers Explore Yosemite’s Wilderness was published in Summer 2009.
In 2005, Scot collaborated with the Harvard Museum of Natural History to develop “Thoreau’s Walden: A Journey in Photographs by Scot Miller,” a traveling exhibition that features twenty-nine of Scot’s fine art photographs from the Walden book, plus interpretive materials.
More recently, in 2013, Scot again collaborated with the Harvard Museum of Natural History to develop an exhibition, this one based on his newest book, Thoreau, The Maine Woods: A Photographic Journey through an American Wilderness (Levenger Press). Thirty-five of his fine photographic prints of images from the book plus a Maine Woods film he produced are featured in “Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Photographic Journey with Scot Miller” at the Harvard Museum of Natural History through February 2015.
Scot is currently photographing extensively in the Maine Woods, the Sierra Nevada (including Yosemite & King’s Canyon national parks), the Ozarks and the Texas Hill Country where he is Artist-in-Park for Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, located in Johnson City and Stonewall, Texas.
Scot’s photography has been featured in publications and books including America’s Famous and Historic Trees, America West Magazine, Cape Cod Life, D Magazine, National Wildlife, Steinway & Sons Magazine, Yosemite Magazine, Yosemite Fund Annual Reports, the National Park Service’s Yosemite Valley Plan and other Yosemite-related projects, and the National Park Service's Special Resource Study of Walden Pond and Woods. Scot was also featured on “CBS Sunday Morning” with Charles Osgood. In addition, a selection of his large-format photographs of Italy are now being displayed in many Romano's Macaroni Grill restaurants throughout the country.
For almost twenty years, Scot has found another way to further catalogue the beautiful scenery he explores – he carries a digital video (now high-definition & soon 4k) camera system into the field, which can be a challenge when backpacking into the Yosemite wilderness or standing on frozen Walden Pond. His footage has been used extensively in Yosemite Conservancy videos, in videos for the Walden Woods Project, and in news reports, including a recent piece on the CBS Evening News about the diminishing moose population. Scot is a frequent contributor of “Moment in Nature” HD video end pieces to the Emmy Award-winning CBS Sunday Morning show with Charles Osgood.
Scot’s fine prints have been featured in exhibitions at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, MA, the Cincinnati Museum Center, Crystal Bridges Museum at the Massey in Bentonville, AR, the Center for Visual Arts in Denton, TX, Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding, CA, North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC, the North Carolina Forestry Museum in Whiteville, NC, the Thoreau Institute in Lincoln, MA, the Dallas Museum of Natural History, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA, the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, TX, Southwest Gallery in Dallas, TX, Sun to Moon Gallery in Dallas, TX, the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park and Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor’s Center in Johnson City, TX.
As part of Scot’s lifelong commitment to conservation, he offers his photography to the Walden Woods Project, Yosemite Conservancy, Groundwork Dallas and Friends of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park for use in their efforts to raise money for restoration and/or to raise awareness. He donates a percentage of his Walden Woods photography sales to the non-profit Walden Woods Project, of his Yosemite National Park photography sales to Yosemite Conservancy and of his Great Trinity Forest photography sales to Groundwork Dallas. In addition, for each copy sold of Walden: 150th Anniversary Illustrated Edition and Cape Cod: Illustrated Edition of the American Classic, Scot is making a donation to the Walden Woods Project and for each copy sold of My First Summer in the Sierra: 100th Anniversary Illustrated Edition to Yosemite Conservancy.
Scot lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Marilyn, and dog, Bart. The Millers own and operate Sun to Moon Gallery, a fine art photography gallery, located in the Dallas Design District.
Sun to Moon Gallery
1515 Levee Street
Dallas, TX 75207