Nature is the inspiration for much of William Scully’s (b. 1967) photographic work and he enjoys seeking out and probing into the hidden areas of the natural world. With an approach to art that is both exploratory and methodical he seeks gesture in nature by wandering natural realms with his camera and sampling the many variations in light and atmosphere that change with time and season and weather. The sensual quality of his artwork reflects the physicality that connects him to the environment during his photo making experiences. He is particularly drawn to water and conditions with unusual light and these elements are featured in most of his compositions.
An avid SCUBA diver, William has travelled with his camera to such exotic locations as Borneo, the Galapagos Islands, and the Egyptian Red Sea, but he finds the local kettle ponds on Cape Cod to be one of the best resources for his underwater artistic compositions. In 2011 William enjoyed success winning the non-professional ‘Nature Photographer of the Year’ title in the International Photography Awards, and the Gold Medal in the PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, based upon a series of photographs taken in Truro’s Great Pond.
Raised in Western Massachusetts, William is based in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and Truro, on Cape Cod.