I am an editorial photographer based in Brighton, UK - the H. stands for Hortop. I define myself as an 'editorial photographer' because I find that my approach to formulating, presenting and promoting photography does not compare well to photographers with an artist's educational background who find it much easier to define and pursue projects. That sort of detail is of course quite irrelevant if you see the art in my images and if you go one step further and would like a print to display then the photo prints page outlines what is possible.
The Portfolio section presents what I think of as my most interesting work while ever growing galleries of what I have been shooting currently (since the turn of 2018) are to be found in my Blog. Finally the Photo Archive section catalogs all of my images and will grow with time too as I add older images.
You will also see here a selection from those days as a professional social and commercial photographer, an area that I have largely left behind now, but there are many images that are still important to me.
Why Scotty H.? When I left a career of 22 years spent in the City of London, Scotty H. sounded a bit more marketable than Scott Hortop. However, while it seemed a good idea at the time, when it came to seriously selling my photography services on a commercial basis I felt I needed something a bit more 'corporate', so I hit on 'Light Touch'. Now I am no longer doing these assignments it seems appropriate to bring back my old face to the world and that is what this site does.