Scott Van Osdol shoots what he loves—documentary style, commercially. He keeps it simple, clear, and compelling. 

He shoots real people wherever possible. This storytelling impulse goes way back. His first solo exhibit, “Working”, opened at the Texas AFL-CIO Union Hall in 1980. Scott comes by this authenticity thing honestly.

He honed his craft old school, with big studio special effects on large-format film. He likes digital better. They’re only zeros and ones. Shoot all you want—God will make more.  

His work has won more prizes than a case o’ Cracker Jacks: Communication Arts Photo Annual, Lürzer’s 200 Best Ad Photographers, Graphis, PRINT, HOW, International Photography Awards, PR Week Campaign of the Year, and dozens of local and regional ADDYs. He shoots pro-bono for projects like Art From the Streets, Con Mi Madre, and the Big Bend Rodeo. For ten years he led the Hill Country Ride for AIDS marketing team, working with Austin’s best creatives to raise more than $10 million with campaigns that appeared multiple times in CA, PRINT, and HOW International Design Annual. He rides his bike silly long distances in the Texas heat.

All this earnestness and collaboration in the service of good art and brand development means Scott is real easy to work with. He’s WYSIWYG with a big smile. Just look at his emoticon.

Give him a call or drop a line—512.461.8990 or

See more photos in Workbook and AtEdge

Partial client list:

Abernathy MacGregor, Bader Rutter, BBDO SF, Brunner, CDK Global, Coca-Cola, Costa Del Mar, Dell EMC, Digitas, Doubletree Hotels, Exxon Mobile, GDC Marketing, GlynnDevins, Havas S&E, Jack Morton Worldwide, Justin Boots/Nocona, Lexus of Austin, lookthinkmake, Mason Zimbler, McGarrah Jessee, Monogram Chicago, MSL Worldwide, National Instruments, Purina Mills, Razorfish, Riddell Sports, Saatchi & Saatchi, Samsung, Sanders\Wingo, Scott & White Healthcare, Seton Healthcare, Shutterstock Custom, Silicon Labs, Slingshot, Stainmaster, Superior Healthcare, Texas Co-op Power Magazine, The Martin Agency, VMware, Walls Work Clothing, Wells Fargo, Westinghouse, Y&R, YETI, Zimmer Spine

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Client Testimonials

Mark M. Stacey  Business Strategy & Operations Expert | Change Management Specialist | Sales Leader | Full Stack Marketer | Connector

Scott Van Osdol is surely the hardest working man in commercial photography. I first hired Scott back in the 1980s and have always been impressed with his creativity, business sense and his easy way with clients of all kinds. His dedication to professional development and advancement of his industry just add that much more dimension to his talent.


Chris Greta  Creative Director/Brand Architect and writer: The 24 Hour Brand,,

Scott is the only shooter I'll hire in this town. Every time I get a project where I can bring him in, it ends up better than I'd originally envisioned it. 
You can't ever go wrong with Scott. Period.


Dee Dee Ritzinger Founder and CEO, A3 Creative, Inc.

Scott is an versatile, fabulous photographer. My agency, A3 Creative, has counted on his talented eye for many years and many different clients.

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