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Scott Takeda

Denver, Colorado, United States


About the Artist

Scott is a professional storyteller who works in several different mediums. As an art photographer, he's had solo shows in places as far away as Split, Croatia; as a musician, he plays trumpet with several regional groups; as a director, he has six regional Emmys; and as a TV-Film actor, he's been part of the cast in "Gone Girl," "Dallas Buyers Club" and numerous network TV shows including ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and Amazon's "Man In The High Castle." He captures a lot of his images while on-location shooting these films and shows.

Artist Statement

I practice a quiet form of photojournalism. Take a look at my images and you will see ordinary life captured in extraordinarily candid moments. All of them are snippets of everyday moments that are transformed into something far more interesting when captured by the camera.

These are not shots of disasters, sports celebrations, or protests – the usual images that fill your local newspaper or TV newscast. In fact, none of the images in this exhibition have anything to do with the news. But look at them. Study them. Feel them. And perhaps you’ll see why I think they are just as interesting.

I developed this quiet style several years ago as a young photojournalist while shooting for print and TV news outlets across the country. I was always the guy who didn't want to join the media circus. If I came to the scene of some news event and saw dozens of cameras all focused in one direction, I’d focus my camera in a completely different direction. Every once in a while, I'd miss the shot that told the story, but more often than not, I'd capture the image that no one else had – a quieter image that gave context and form to the story. That’s when I learned that the ordinary, even the simplest scene could be extraordinary.


On-going showings
Artwork Network, Artist Member
Amazon Fine Art, Limited Edition Prints - Worldwide

Higher Ground Art Gallery (Solo) - Golden, CO

Higher Ground Art Gallery (Solo) - Golden, CO
Posh the Salon (Solo) - Denver, CO

Higher Ground Art Gallery (Solo) - Golden, CO
Posh the Salon (Solo) - Denver, CO

Fotoklub Split (Solo) - Split, Croatia
The Idea Place Gallery (Mother and son show) - Rocky Ford, CO
Posh the Salon (Solo) - Denver, CO

2015 Corporate Installation
Philosophy Communication (Six pieces) - Denver, CO

Blue Dot Studio (Solo) - Denver, CO

Artwork Network Gallery (Solo) - Denver, CO
Blue Dot Studio (Solo) - Denver, CO

Colorado Height University Gallery (Solo) - Denver, CO

Artwork Network Gallery (Juried) - Denver, CO
Colorado Heights University Gallery (Juried) - Denver, CO

Lapis Gallery (Juried) - Denver, CO
From The Ground Up (Solo) - Denver, CO
Higher Ground Art Gallery (Juried) - Golden, CO

Reed Photo Art Gallery (Juried) - Denver, CO

Higher Ground Art Gallery (Juried) - Golden, CO

Visions of the Sacred Gallery (Juried) - Detroit, MI
Capuvino Gallery (Solo) - Denver, CO

Visions of the Sacred Gallery (Juried) - Detroit, MI
Den Gallery (Juried) - Denver, CO

Reed Photo Art Gallery (Solo) - Denver, CO


BS in Journalism - University of Colorado


Emmy Awards (2015, 2010, 2009, 2006, 1997, 1996)
Emmy Nominations (2011, 2008, 2005, 1998)
Photographer of the Year – Ohio (1992)
Photographer of the Year – Idaho (1990)
New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards:
2013 – Bronze WorldMedal
2012 – Nomination
2011 – Silver WorldMedal
2010 – Nomination
2008 – Silver WorldMedal
2002 – Gold WorldMedal
2002 – Bronze WorldMedal
2001 – 2x Nominations
National Telly Awards: 34 national awards and lifetime invitation to the Silver Telly Council
(And various other local, regional, and national awards)


KABC Radio - “Engaging Minds: Scott Takeda”
Park City TV - “Scott Takeda At Sundance Carpet For HBO’s ‘The Tale’”
Legion M - “‘The Tale’ At Sundance: Scott Takeda”
What’s Your Story - “Scott Takeda - Amazon’s ‘Man In The High Castle’”
Hulu - “Scott Takeda On Carpet For ‘The First’”
Westword - "Filmmaking Couple Touches on Medical Marijuana's Social Stigma in Denver Film"

303 Magazine - “Films That Won Denver Film Festival”
Denver Business Journal - “Scott Takeda Talks How Denver Film Festival Helps Drive Market”
Rocky Mountain PBS - “Spotlight: ‘The Outsider’”
Begleyesque - “Ed Begley Jr. One-On-One With Scott Takeda”
Colorado Public Radio - “Takeda Takes On ‘The Space Between Us’”
Fox 31 - “Takeda Takes On ‘The Space Between Us’”
Movie News Guide - “‘The Space Between Us’ Cast Dishes Details”
Popcorn News - “Scott Takeda: ’The Space Between Us’”
Coloradan - “CU Alum Talks Film Career At Graduation Speech”

Colorado Public Radio - ‘Filmmakers Celebrate Shorts.TV Deal”
9News - “Scott Takeda Gives Photography Tips On ‘Fix This’”
SoapHub - “‘Days of Our Lives’ Comings and Goings”
She Knows Soaps - “Scott Takeda Recurring On ‘Days of Our Lives’”
ShockYa - “‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Movie Review”
Denver Post - “Takeda Inks Distribution Deal with Shorts.TV

Variety - “Scott Takeda Joins Tina Fey and Margot Robbie in Paramount Middle East Comedy (Exclusive)”
AfterBuzz TV - “Scott Takeda: ABC’s ‘American Crime’”
The Keith Harris Show - “Scott Takeda Talks ‘Gone Girl’”
Watch This Space - “Interview With Scott Takeda of ‘Dallas Buyers Club’”
Variety - “Scott Takeda Enters ‘The Space Between Us’ With Gary Oldman”
NM Film News - “Actor Scott Takeda Travels To NM With Improv Show”
ABQ Live - “Actor Scott Takeda Takes ABQ Film Industry By Storm”
Splitski Portal - “Scott Takeda izlaze u Fotoklub Split”
Total Croatia - “Scott Takeda - ‘Scene. Street. Story’ Exhibition in Marmontova”
Fotografija - “Split - izlozba fogografija: Scott Takeda ‘Prizor. Ulica. Prica’”
Rocky Ford Gazette - “‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Actor Has Art Show With Mother”

The Hollywood Reporter - “How ‘Gone Girl’ Cast Avoids Spoilers”
Rolling Stone - “‘Halt And Catch Fire’ Recap”
Westword - “Scott Takeda Catches Fire With AMC Series”
Denver Post - “Scott Takeda Takes On CW’s ’Star-Crossed’”
9News - “Scott Takeda On ‘Gone Girl’”
Colorado Public Radio - “Scott Takeda - Journalist Turned Actor Rising in Hollywood”
9News - “Scott Takeda - Journalist Turned Actor Rising In Hollywood”
Denver Post - “Penny Parker - Scott Takeda Makes Good in Oscar-Winning ‘Dallas Buyers Club’”
Denver’s CW2 - “Scott Takeda Talks CW’s ‘Star-Crossed’”
OnTheFlix - “ABC’s ‘Nashville’ Season 2 Spoilers Revealed”

Broadway World - “Toronto Film Festival Red Carpet Coverage of ‘Dallas Buyers Club’”
5280 Magazine - “Character Study: Scott Takeda”
Colorado Life Magazine - “Colorado Creators: Scott Takeda”
Fox 31 - “Cast Profile of ‘Dallas Buyers Club’”
Westword - “10 Best Things To Do This Weekend Under $10”

Variety - “Scott Takeda Signs With LA Agency”
303 Magazine - “Scott Takeda: Denver’s Funny Storyteller”
Colorado Parent Magazine - “Disney Actor’s Tips For Performing Kids”

ComingSoon.net - “‘Fair Game’ Review”

Gallery Representation

Artwork Network - Denver, Colorado