Why do you shoot personal work?
Andy J Scott: I shoot personal work because I love taking photographs and the connection I make while making a photograph. Meeting and working with people is as important to me as making the actual photograph, and the camera has allowed me to meet loads of interesting people I probably wouldn’t have met without it.
Being early in my career, self-assignment allows me to hone my craft and build on my style, while creating a body of work to show. I treat my self-assignments like the real thing and try to make everything magazine quality, in hopes that my work will be seen and people will hire me to shoot in my style in the future. Also it keeps me busy and creating, which keeps me sane.