Scott Loftesness – New Mexico – 2019 by Cira Crowell


Based in Menlo Park, California, I’m a photographer with a primary focus on street photography. My earlier photographic pursuits began with landscape photography but I learned that shooting landscape photography in the field is primarily a “younger person’s pursuit!” with early morning sunrises, late afternoon/evening sunsets and down time during the middle of the day.

Street photography flips that around – with the best times often in the middle of the day with bright light and dark shadows. My interest in street photography began in January 2013 when I participated in a workshop in Havana, Cuba. Those six days in Havana opened my mind to the joys of street photography – especially when my photos captured the joy of the Cubans themselves! Since then, I’ve spent many hours on the streets of San Francisco, New York, Paris, Rome, Kolkata/Mumbai/Bangalore and other cities around the world.

In late 2016, I retired from Glenbrook Partners, a consulting, advisory and research practice that I co-founded over twelve years ago. Glenbrook strives to add real value to our clients’ thinking — helping them put the puzzle pieces of strategy together in new and different ways. We enjoy jumping out of the box — exploring unusual alternatives and exciting possibilities. Glenbrook’s unique network of payments professionals makes possible the collaboration and trusted relationships seen in action each and every day in the firm’s work. There’s nothing better than breaking away and going for it — with the best of the best.

Any wisdom I may have comes from studying masters, trying to see and learn from how they think and the doors that they open as a result. I’ve been very lucky — and am most thankful — to have had the opportunity to learn from more than my share of great masters. You know who you are.

Of course, none of this would have been — or continues to be — possible without the bedrock foundation of family and friends. Talk about learning from masters, they’re the greatest!

My grey hair comes from many years of toil (!) in operating management with IBM, Visa International, Fidelity Investments and First Data Corp. Each opportunity was uniquely and distinctly valuable — opening new perspectives and providing unique ways to grow, collaborate and learn.

One of my favorite thoughts comes from Garrison Keillor: “Be well, do good work, and stay in touch.”

What do you want to be when you grow up? Drop me a note, introduce yourself, and tell me more — and why. Maybe I can help and, if I can, I’ll try.

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Street Photographer, Payments Pro – Endlessly Curious!

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