Scott Mitchell, Photog




Photography Photojournalism Film Video

California Museum of Jazz and Blues Hall of Fame Inductee 2019
Permanent 100 piece exhibit California Museum of Jazz and Blues 2018 to present
Credentialed photojournalist; Zuma Press
Credentialed photojournalist Latino 247 Media Group
House Photographer; Catalina Jazz Club, Hollywood, CA 2005 to present
House Photographer; Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, CA 2005 to 2015
Contributing photographer; Los Angeles Valley College Athletic Department, Dance Department, Theater Department, and LA Valley Star newspaper.
House Photographer; The Baked Potato, Studio City, CA 2012
Corporate Photographer-GrupoMex
Thelonious Monk Institute, Los Angeles
Independent Feature Film Producer Baby Dica Productions 15 years
Independent Cable TV Producer
Created and ran Creative Video Services and Security Video Services


My skills

Photo Editor, LA Valley Star
Chief Photographer, LA Valley Star
Staff Photographer, LA Valley Star
Set photographer; Baby Dica Productions, independent feature film co.
Contributing photographer; Jazziz Magazine, American Fitness Magazine, Event News, In Magazine, Black Belt Magazine, All About Jazz, Crown Magazine, Valley Star, and more.
Contributing photographer, Mavricks Photo Agency
Official photographer, 2008 Rose Bowl, hired by CITI
Event News staff photographer 2004 to 2008

Photography Instructor, Arleta High School, Arleta, CA 2010

Recipient of over 12 awards for photojournalism at the JACC, a bi annual California college competition.
First Place, On Seen, photo competition 2009, California Community College Foundation
Official photographer Ambassador’s Ball, Washington, DC. 2012

Work featured in hundreds of websites

Range of events covered include; Red Bull Soap Box Races, Vans Warped Tour, Sunset Strip Music Festival, Epicenter, Long Beach Blues Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Jazzfest West, Rose Bowl, professional soccer, Anaheim Ducks hockey, Air shows, Vans US Open Surfing, XFL Football, Chivas USA soccer, all college sports, weddings, bar mitzvahs, red carpet, ESPY Awards, NASCAR, hard news, Cesar Chavez Annual Labor Rally LA, Wings, Wheels, & Rotors, Long Beach Internationals (martial arts competition), MMA, AMA Superbikes, Championship off road truck racing, Supercross, LA Marathon, Wings, Wheels, & Rotors (contributing photographer to Los Alamitos Military Training Base since 2004)
Featured photographer; Art Catalog By The Sea
Cover of Musico _Pro November 2012 (The Mexican Rolling Stone)
Cover of Bass Player Magazine November 2013
Member Sony Pro Services
Member Nikon Pro Services

Published Work

What they say

Higher Ed / Corporate: ID Consultant / Mentor / Coach and Leader


“When I attend a cool, Los Angeles Jazz show, I can always count on Scott Mitchell being there taking his now iconic pictures... A quiet presence, snapping his pictures silently & never disturbing the flow of the music....but always managing to capture the vibe & feeling of the music being created that evening. When I look at his pictures and if it was a show that I attended, I am immediately reminded of the great music & vibe that Scott captured equally with his camera. Scott Mitchell is definitely part of the band, playing jazz with his camera!…”  

Lee Ritenour 

"So called 'primitive' tribes say that being photographed is like having your 'soul' stolen.  There is some truth to that, if your being photographed by someone who is not kindred to your soul.... someone  who is using your image for manipulative purposes.  Scott Mitchell is the antithesis of that kind of photographer.  He is someone who cares immensely about his subjects.  His knowledge and love of jazz comes through when he is shooting you.  You can feel it.  I am so happy that he is being honored... he deserves it! Drummer for The Doors, author of NYTimes bestseller "Riders on the Storm"  

John Densmore

"I met Scott Mitchell over ten years ago, that began a long friendship that myself and the members of my orchestra The CineSon All Stars, have had the privilege to enjoy. Scott has documented and archived over 1 million music related images with some of the most important and also underrated artists. His commitment to his art will be benefit generations and historians to come. He always shows up , as one of the family , no fees just the love of the moment , a chance to capture the magic of a performers soul and artistry in that specific moment in time. How does society value this effort , these images. History will empower these images as time goes on, but for the moment tonight Scott, is your night. A night for all of us to say thank you and congratulations.. My deepest appreciation and friendship."    

Andy Garcia 

Mass Shooting in Thousand Oaks, CA 2018


Los Angeles Wildcats Win, newly formed XFL Football League, Dignity Health Sports Park


Last game of the season for the Los Angeles Wildcats


Epicenter Concert, September 25, 2010, Pomona Fairplex, Pomona, CA. 


Fully lit studio shot.  The model actress is also a professional stunt women, martial artist, and gymnast. 


Winner of the Los Angeles marathon crosses the finish line, circa 2010.


Two dancers in the mens’ gym at Los Angeles Valley College.


Blues and Jazz icon Ms. Barbara Morrison, on stage at the Catalina Bar and Grill, Hollywood, CA., circa 2014. 


Energetic three year old girl outside the Catalina Bar and Grill, Hollywood, CA  2014. 


Mother holding her daughter.


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