Scott O'Neill has called Atlanta home since 1965. He credits his local education (Tucker High School, Dekalb College, and Georgia State University) as a major factor in forming the architecture of the Atlanta Collection. An in-depth knowledge of the area, it's people, the culture, and a degree in marketing have all worked together to produce these powerful images. On location training with several of Atlanta's Master Photographers, various classes at The Southeast Center of the Arts, The Spruill Arts Center, and Nixon Seminars also helped in developing the skills utilized in his work.
Atlanta, a city of over 6 million people, has been described as the "fastest growing metropolis in the history of the planet!" Living the history on a personal level has given Scott an advantage in knowing what images resonate with Atlantans. Being local also enables artists, especially photographers, to feel and anticipate the exact moment that is the best to capture an image and to act quickly to accomplish it. Atlanta and the South are truly blessed areas of the country. There is so much to see, so much to do and so much to marvel at. Southerners are extremely proud of their history and traditions and also embrace the fact that there are always new people and new things to welcome.