Hello, I'm Scott.

Ever since I was a kid I've loved and been fascinated by recording images - both still and moving, as well as science & technology. Since about 2005 I've been practising photography as a hobby, which brings these loves together!

This raises the question: what to do with the photos (and videos) I've taken? In the 21st century, what better than to put them on the internet? So this website is a place for me to display my favourite photography and videos, and very occasionally write some words about related things.

I'm currently based in Oxfordshire in the south of England, but am originally from the north, growing up in Blackpool and living in Durham for 8 years.

If you want to get in touch about anything, please drop me an e-mail to scott@internalreflections.co.uk

Photography Gear & Workflow

My current "main" camera is a Sony α6300 (mirrorless APS-C), with the Sony 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS, Samyang 12mm f/2 and Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Art.

For spherical photos and videos, I have an Insta360 One R.

I also have a few analogue cameras: a Lomo Spinner 360 as the analogue equivalent of the Insta360; a Nishika N8000 which shoots quadrascopic 3D on 35mm film; and an AGFA Isolette which shoots 120 medium format.

For photo post-processing I use Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop on a Dell U2717D monitor. I haven't (yet) mustered the effort or investment to develop my own film, so I have film developing & scanning done professionally (my favourite lab is currently Photo hippo). For video editing I use Da Vinci Resolve.

Scientific Cameras

In my actual job, I work on fusion energy research at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. There I'm one of the team responsible for the cameras which view inside the Joint European Torus (JET) during experiments. Some of these cameras simply allow people in the control room to see what's happening inside the machine, while others take detailed scientific measurements of what's happening in the edge of the fusion plasma and its interaction with the reactor walls. We use a wide range of camera technologies from analogue CCD CCTV cameras to high speed cameras capable of 20,000 frame per second video and cameras which view across the visible and infrared spectrum. I get to play with a lot of cool toys, and the cameras can capture a huge amount of useful, and beautiful, scientific information beyond what the human eye can see.

If you're interested in the aesthetics of big science, I'd recommend checking out Space and Energy by Luca Zanier, or the book Unintended Beauty by Alastair Philip Wiper, both of which feature photos of fusion experiments!

If you're interested in what sort of science I get up to, you can have a look at my Google Scholar page or check out the homepage for my main code project Calcam.