FRAMES Photography Podcast with Scott Bentley

On today’s episode, W. Scott Olsen talks to Scott Bentley, a photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Scott Bentley received an MA from UC San Diego and an MFA from Mills College. He lives in the Bay Area and teaches writing at CSU East Bay.

All Around Noise: Studies in Framing, Synecdoche and Juxtaposition is his first book of photographs.

Bentley is also the author of four poetry collections: The Occasional Tables, Ground Air, Out of Hand and EDGE; and the e-book for children, Our Imaginary Friends. His work has appeared in several journals and the anthologies The Body Electric and Sex Still Spoken Here.

Bentley’s photographs have been exhibited in San Francisco (Accident & Artifact), Hayward (CSU East Bay), San Luis Obispo (Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden), San Diego (Healing Spirit Gallery and Mystic Mocha), and Humboldt (Redwood Art Association and Humboldt State University).



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Comments (7):

  1. Ramsay Bell Breslin

    February 5, 2024 at 00:06

    Such an interesting interview. Clear-eyed and eye-opening. The photographs compelling and satisfying at the same time. For me they teeter between fine art and design, tumbling over themselves to create a unique way of perceiving the world through color photography. And yes, poetry!

  2. Suzanne Pedersen

    February 5, 2024 at 17:01

    Great interview and inspiring photographer!! I love your perspective Scott, and really enjoyed hearing about your practice!!

    • Scott Bentley

      February 23, 2024 at 00:41

      Very kind. Glad you enjoyed.

  3. Alexis Hirschhorn

    February 10, 2024 at 06:09

    Really liked this interview. I discovered the photographies after hearing it in the car when I got back home and I was blowed away. Thank you!

    • Scott Bentley

      February 23, 2024 at 00:40

      Glad you’ve enjoyed!

  4. Olivier

    February 15, 2024 at 21:54

    Love the man and the photographer in him! A true artist in many genres.

    • Scott Bentley

      February 23, 2024 at 00:38

      Thanks, buddy! Miss you.


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