Cella Gallery is thrilled to present the first collection of fine art photography from successful commercial photographer and director, Scott Rhea.
Scott Rhea was born and raised in Louisiana. Early aspirations of designing clothes combined with his love of photography gave way to a career shooting fashion. Rhea has since lived and worked in Europe and the U.S. shooting advertising campaigns, and editorials. While professionally Rhea now focuses his attentions to directing film and commercials, his stunning still-photography work has become a means to explore his personal beliefs and ideas. Unencumbered by the pulls of commercial photography, his unique vision creates hauntingly, beautiful worlds that simultaneously threaten and entice the viewer.
“An Inevitable Consequence” was inspired by the events of Hurricane Katrina. The collection explores the theme of cause and affect and features some technically and visually challenging ideas that are delivered through the portal of a dreamlike visual state.
"Preservation of the original state that this work was conceived remained key in bringing the images to life. After hurricane Katrina, I began waking in the middle of the night and journaling the storybook like visuals, which were oppressively beautiful in ways, yet serene and hopeful. Everyone knew that it was inevitable that New Orleans would eventually suffer this type of fate so the idea of visually exploring cause and effect, actions and consequence, gave way to the common theme of this collection.
The weightless environment of the underwater world and behavior of light in water set a stage for creating a world that cannot be replicated above ground. Collaboration of the many talented people, bravery of the talent, and common belief in the idea that something magical was going to happen were all components that made for the perfect alignment of events for a project like this to be created."