Scott Gelston is a Launceston based photojournalist who works with The Examiner newspaper as well as freelancing for a number of local and national clients. Scott started his photojournalism career in 2004 after studying under Scott Cunningham at Newstead College, spending the early years of his career working for music industry based street-press, such as The Buzz, Thedwarf.com.au and Sauce before moving to The Examiner in late 2007. His work at The Examiner has taken him to the Solomon Islands to follow the Australian Army Reserve and Bali to cover a project linking Launceston youth with an orphanage in Singaraja, Indonesia. His portfolio includes events as diverse as Daniel Geale’s IBF Middleweight World Title Fight, Big Day Out music festivals, the opening of MONA and the political downfall of former Tasmanian premier Paul Lennon. As well as providing still images for publication, Scott produces video content for a number of musical acts and video journalism for www.theexaminer.com.au. He is also a regular columnist for The Examiner’s music supplement, X-Static, and former panellist and director for weekly entertainment video XTV.

Scott is the official photographer of: Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival, Breath of Life Music Festival and Beyond The Box Tas, a project linking a Launceston based youth organisation with an orphanage in Bali.

Scott’s work has been featured in many print and online publications including; The Examiner, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian Financial Review, The ABC, The Weekly Times, and The Canberra Times

In addition to his work in the news media, Scott has a growing list of personal clients who use his services. They including high profile entities such as the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Australian Maritime College, and AAP.

Scott has also had his work exhibited, with his first solo exhibition, Brand New Era, debuting in 2009 at Blue Café in Launceston. A second exhibition “Captured: Rock music that changed the world” at the QVMAG Museum at Inveresk, was premiered alongside the 2012 BOFA Film Festival – a catalogue from this exhibition is available for purchase.

Scott lives in Launceston in the picturesque Tamar Valley in Northern Tasmania with his wife Jessica and their children, Levi, Dylan, Eleanor and Eamonn.