In 1986, my parents gave me a Nikon SLR camera for Christmas, and I instantly fell in love with creating unique and compelling images. Over the course of my career I have shot spot news, features, sports, pictorial, wildlife, illustration and travel assignments for a variety of newspapers both large and small.



2 a.m. fire, Edmonds, Washington, 2005

A nearly-finished condominium project burned to the ground in the dead of night.

© 2017 Scott Stoddard

Crawfish festival, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, 2010

A band member joined the dancing attendees on a muggy evening in Cajun country.

Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River, Arizona, 2012

Near Page, Arizona, the river that breathes life into the desert takes a picturesque turn.

Nueces Bay, Texas, 2008

A great egret makes the most of the slowly disappearing daylight near Portland, Texas.

High school football, Sammamish, Washington, 2016

A wide receiver was able to get two feet on the pass but not a hand, or even a finger.

Tent City 4, Issaquah, Washington, 2015

A resident of a homeless encampment packs up her belongings as the camp prepared to move.

Field worker, island of Java, Indonesia, 2012

On a hot day in the rice fields, this worker was tending to an ox pulling a farm implement.

Enthusiastic fans, Issaquah, Washington, 2016

One of 10 images from the portfolio that earned me WNPA Photographer of the Year honors in 2016.

High school soccer, Sammamish, Washington, 2016

This is what it looks like when your team wins an 11-round penalty-kick shootout against your rival.