Scott Pownall’s interest in photography began at the age of nine when he snuck his mother’s Polaroid camera into the attic to play with the winter sunlight streaming through its windows. His childhood was one of movement—three countries and five cities before the age of fourteen. This early peripatetic life enriched his experience of the world around him, which he continued to interpret through the medium of photography.
While he later trained and worked professionally as a molecular geneticist, he never stopped experimenting with photography. The dialectic between his scientific engagement with the micro world and abstractions of biology and his photographic fascination in the macro of what being human could mean offers its own unique expression and interpretation of the beauty in the fleeting and changeable nature of our world.
Pownall occasionally works as an event and portrait photographer and his work has been published in print and online. His personal photography has been shown in a number of exhibitions.