Hi, I’m Clarke Scott—a photographer, filmmaker, writer and former Buddhist monk from Australia.
I’m drawn to work that focuses on the human condition in a deeply meaningful way.
Currently, I am working on my first photography book and I also write a weekly newsletter, and I’ve recently started a Youtube channel on street, documentary and travel photography.
Be sure to join the newsletter where I send a weekly digest of things I have found or created to help you become a better photographer.
I got my first paid photography gig in 2011 and I’ve been busy ever since.
In 2015 I wrote and directed a small (low-budget) feature film called, A Thousand Moments Later.
I’ve shot stills and motion in many genres. I’ve shot commercials and lots of bad corporate videos. The highlight was a nationally broadcast TV spot in Thailand.
I’ve shot lots of still work too—editorial, food, sport, headshots, families, and even weddings.
But before this, I was a Buddhist monk for many years. Then I decided to try my hand at academia for which I was not suited.
But it was during this time when I picked up a camera and I have not stopped working as a director/photographer since.
Between 1995 – 2009, I studied Buddhist philosophy, psychology, epistemology, and advanced meditation techniques directly from HH the Dalai Lama, and several Tibetan lamas including – Geshe Thubten Loden, and Geshe Jampa Gyatso.
In 2009 I left the monastery to pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Tasmania. I was a visiting scholar at the Central Library of Tibetan Archives while in India during research for the project.
My Ph.D. was a research project into Notions of the Self in Buddhist and Western philosophy. During that time I studied widely in the areas of philosophy of mind, metaphysics, ontology, phenomenology, free will, and personal identity.
In 2009 I moved to Tasmania to join the Ph.D., program where I researched notions of the self in Buddhist philosophy and parsed these via six Western philosophers that included—Rene Descartes, David Hume, John Locke, Derek Parfit, E.J Lowe, and Galen Strawson.
Media & Interviews
Sydney Morning Herald -Buddhist Monk Makes Movie
Cinephilia & Beyond Article about my first short film
Podcast Interview – https://davebullispodcast.podbean.com/e/episode-122-clarke-scott/
Podcast Interview – http://gaddisvisuals.com/episode47/