Scott Lothes Curriculum Vitae

Pronunciation
Lotus (like the flower)

Birthplace
Elkins, West Virginia, 1979

Education

Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Literature
– Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 2009. (4 quarter hours, GPA 4.0)
– Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. 2008. (12 quarter hours, GPA 4.0)
– Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio. 2004-2005. (16 semester hours, GPA 4.0)

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
– Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. May 2002. (Magna Cum Laude, GPA 3.62)

Employment
Executive Director, Center for Railroad Photography & Art. Madison, Wisconsin. 2011-present.
Freelance photographer, writer, and Web designer. 2005-present.
Project Director, Center for Railroad Photography & Art. Madison, Wisconsin. 2008-2011.
English Teacher, Hokusei Gakuen University High School. Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. 2006-2007.
Assistant Editor, Sound and Vibration Magazine. Bay Village, Ohio. 2002-2005.

Solo Exhibitions
2010 – “Railroad Landscapes: The Photography of Scott Lothes,” Midland (Michigan) Center for the Arts

Group Exhibitions
2008 – “A World Apart: 150 Years of Railroaders at Work,” Grafton (West Virginia) B&O Railroad Heritage Center
2006 – “Railroad Work Today Worldwide,” California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento
2006 – “A World Apart: 150 Years of Railroaders at Work,” The Southern Museum, Kennesaw, Georgia

Awards
2008 – 100 Greatest Railroad Photographs (one image), Trains Magazine
2006 – 1st Place (tie), Creative Photography Award, The Center for Railroad Photography and Art
2005 – 3rd Place (tie), Creative Photography Award, The Center for Railroad Photography and Art
2004 – Honorable Mention, Trains and Canon Photography Contest, Trains Magazine
2003 – Grand Prize, Trains and Canon Photography Contest, Trains Magazine

Presentations
– “Along Steam’s Last Mainline.” [Multimedia show on China’s Jitong Railway]. Summerail at CUT. Cincinnati, Ohio. 11 August 2012.
– “Lessons from Hokkaido: Railroads and Life in Japan’s Frontier.” [Multimedia show]. Autumn Leaf Slideshow. Centralia, Washington. 23 October 2010.
– “Along Steam’s Last Mainline.” [Multimedia show on China’s Jitong Railway]. Winterail. Stockton, California. 13 March 2010.
– “Along Steam’s Last Mainline.” [Multimedia show on China’s Jitong Railway]. Autumn Leaf Slideshow. Centralia, Washington. 24 October 2009.
– “Great Writers’ Lessons for Railroad Photographers.” Conversations About Photography [Conference]. The Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Lake Forest, Illinois. 12 April 2008.
– “Rediscovering Home.” [Multimedia show on West Virginia’s railroads]. Summerail at CUT. Cincinnati, Ohio. 21 August 2004.

Print Articles (42)
“The Great American Freight Train.” Trains April 2013: Forthcoming.
“Nocturnal Rollby.” Trains March 2013: 32-33.
“Casey Thomason” Norfolk Southern Company Photographer.” Railroad Heritage No. 31, 2013: 8-13.
“Saying Goodbye to Siskiyou Line GP38s.” Locomotive 2012: 94-98.
“Symphonic Railroading: Freight and Passenger Train Operations in Hokkaido, Japan.” Trains August 2012: 48-55.
“Opportunity and Experience: The Color Photography of Wallace W. Abbey.” Trains August 2012: 42-47.
“John Walker Barriger III: He Healed Railroads Using Pictures.” Railroad Heritage No. 29, 2012: 6-13.
“Northwest by Night.” Railfan & Railroad April 2012: 32-39.
“Southern Pacific in Oregon.” Railroads Illustrated December 2011: 24-39.
“Portland’s Export Grain Elevators.” The Streamliner Fall 2011: 6-19.
“Never Ridden a Train Before.” (co-author with Marc Entze) NRHS Bulletin. Fall 2011: 4-41.
“Last Call: Union Pacific’s SW1500s exit Oregon.” (co-author with Kyle Weismann-Yee)Locomotive 2011: 92-98.
“Introduction.” Steam: An Enduring Legacy. Railroad Photographs by Joel Jensen.
“Axel Zwingenberger: Boogiemeister Prophet of Steam” Railroad Heritage. No. 25, 2011: 8-9.
“Of Rivers and Rails.” Trains. March 2011: 38-43.
“Modoc Reprieve: Pipeline Project Helps Bring New Life to a Remote Railroad.” Railroads Illustrated. February 2011: 32-45.
“Heavenly Hokkaido” The Oregonian. 31 October 2010: T1, T4.
“Where the Past meets the Future.: Great Railroad Photography. No. 1, 2010: 72-80.
“2010 Creative Photography Awards: Beyond the Locomotive” Railroad Heritage. No. 24, 2010: 6-9.
“2010 Conversations: Our Best Conference Yet?” Railroad Heritage. No. 24, 2010: 4-5.
“Profile of a Photography Team: Ted Benson and Tom Taylor.” Railroad Heritage. No. 23, 2010: 2-9.
“Portfolio: Atmospheres & humeurs…” Objectif Rail. No. 37, Janvier – Fevrier 2010: 57-63.
“Tracking Steam Locomotives with Frank Barry.” Railroad Heritage. No. 22, 2009: 4-7.
“Canon/Center 2009 Creative Photography Awards: Light Impressions.” Railroad Heritage. No. 22, 2009: 8-11.
“Wired Up: The Future of Electrification on America’s Freight Railroads.” Trains. November 2009: 24-31.
“ER for EMDs: Portland & Western’s Albany, Ore., shop.” Locomotive 2009. 90-96.
“A Sense of Place: 2008 Creative Photography Awards.” Railroad Heritage. No. 20, 2009: 8-11.
“Heartbreaking Beauty: Tales from China’s Huanan Narrow Gauge Railway.” Railfan & Railroad. April 2009: 44-53.
“More than Eagles: Freight Service on West Virginia’s South Branch Valley Railroad.” Railfan & Railroad. August 2008: 30-35.
“The St. Maries River Railroad.” (co-author) Locomotive 2008. 56-61.
“A Place Worth Waiting.” Trains. October 2008: 42-49.
“Busiest Station in the World.” Trains. August 2008: 42-51.
“Taking it Slow in Southeast Asia.” The Oregonian. 15 June 2008: T1, T6.
“Winter Nights in the New River Gorge.” Trains. December 2007: 58-63.
“Heartbreaking Beauty: Geschichten von der Schmalspurbauhn Huanan.” Fern-Express. 4/2007: 20-24.
“Sorrows and Joys.” CTC Board: Railroads Illustrated. January 2006: 32-45.
“Chance of a Lifetime.” Trains. June 2004: 66-68.
“Deepwater Revival: The Conrail split has given the old Virginian Railway a new lease on life.” Railfan & Railroad. September 2003: 42-50.
“UP’s Montana Subdivision.” (co-author) CTC Board: Railroads Illustrated. August 2003: 24-29.
“Editorial.” Sound & Vibration. July 2003: 5.
“Guest Dispatcher’s Report.” CTC Board: Railroads Illustrated. June 2003: 3.
“Guest Dispatcher’s Report.” CTC Board: Railroads Illustrated. May 2003: 3.

Electronic Articles (20)
“Seeing Time Move: A Q&A with Ellen Skye.” December 14, 2012 http://trn.trains.com/en/Interactive/Web%20Exclusives/2012/12/Seeing%20time%20move.aspx “John Walker Barriger III: He Healed Railroads Using Picutres.” June 14, 2012 http://trn.trains.com “Celebrate Women and Railroad Heritage at Train Festival 2011.” July 18, 2011 http://trn.trains.com
“Profile: Jennifer McDaniel.” Center for Railroad Photography and Art. May 2011 http://railphoto-art.org/profiles/mcdaniel.html
“A case for the commonplace in railroad photography.” 20 September 2010 http://trn.trains.com
“Johannessen and Tognetti.” Center for Railroad Photography and Art. September 2010 http://railphoto-art.org/profiles
“Taking railroad photos before change occurs.” Trains. 19 July 2010 http://trn.trains.com
“Profile: Nicholas D’Amato.” Center for Railroad Photography and Art. June 2010 http://railphoto-art.org
“Profile: Lewis Ableidinger.” Center for Railroad Photography and Art. April 2010 http://www.railphoto-art.org
“Turning Points.” Railpictures.net. April 2010 http://www.railpictures.net
“Camera Lenses and Railroad Photos.” Trains. 19 April 2010 http://trn.trains.com
“Wintertime Railroad Photography.” Trains. 18 January 2010 http://trn.trains.com
“Profile: Kyle Weismann-Yee.” Center for Railroad Photography and Art. January 2010 http://www.railphoto-art.org
“Profile: Walter Scriptunas II.” Center for Railroad Photography and Art. November 2009 http://www.railphoto-art.org
“Photographing Railroads in the Fall.” Trains. 21 September 2009 http://trn.trains.com
“A picture is worth a thousand words, or is it?” Trains. 27 July 2009 http://trn.trains.com
“What is Creative Railroad Photography?” Trains. 21 May 2009 http://trn.trains.com
“The Stages of U.S. Railroad Electrification.” Trains. 25 September 2009 http://trn.trains.com
“Railfanning Tokyo.” Trains. 17 June 2008 http://trn.trains.com
“One in 4,000: High School Baseball in Japan.” Matador Travel. 7 July 2007 http://matadortravel.com

Published Photographs (344)
Trains. March 2013: 32-33 (one photo).
The Streamliner. Fall 2012: cover, 20 (two photos).
Locomotive 2012: 94-98 (five photos).
Trains. September 2012: 5 (one photo).
Trains. August 2012: 48-55 (eleven photos).
Hot Spots Guidebook. Kalmbach Books, 2012. 202, 254 (two photos).
Railfan & Railroad. April 2012: cover, 32-39 (eleven photos).
Trains. December 2011: 74 (one photo).
Railroads Illustrated. December 2011: 4, 31, 34-39 (nine photos).
Locomotive 2011: 100-106 (five photos).
The Streamliner. Fall 2011: 16-18 (three photos).
Trains. October 2011: 38-39, 52-53 (two photos).
Trains. July 2011: 46-47 (one photo).
NRHS Bulletin. Spring 2011: 24 (typology of 12 photos).
Trains. April 2011: 26-27, 50-51, 52, 62-63, 68 (five photos).
Trains. March 2011: 38-43, 72-73 (eight photos).
Trains. February 2011: 36 (one photo).
Railroads Illustrated. February 2011: cover, 2, 32-33, 36, 38-45, 62-63 (12 photos).
“Union Pacific Color Calendar.” McMillan Publications: 2011. October (one photo).
“2011 Calendar.” TTX Corporation. April, July September (three photos).
Trains4Kids. 2010: 32-33, 36 (two photos).
Trains. December 2010: 18 (one photo).
Trains. November 2010: 66-67, 71 (two photos).
Great Railroad Photography. 2010: 72-80, rear cover (12 photos).
Railway Art. ARTBOX Vol. II, 2010: 96-97 (three photos).
Trains. September 2010: 22-23, 31, 67 (four photos).
Railroads Illustrated. July 2010: 29, 32-37 (eight photos).
Trains. June 2010: 45 (one photo).
Railroad Heritage. No. 23, 2010: 14 (one photo).
Trains. May 2010: 74 (one photo).
Trains. April 2010: cover, 5, 33, 35, 68, 96-97 (six photos).
Objectif Rail. No. 37: Janvier – Fevrier 2010: 57-63 (12 photos).
Trains. February 2010: 27 (one photo).
NRHS Bulletin. Winter 2010: 4 (one photo).
“CSX Transportation Color Calendar.” McMillan Publications. 2010: October (one photo).
“2010 Calendar.” TTX Corporation. January, March, July, August, October, November, December (seven photos).
Gruber, John and William L. Withuhn. Classic Steam (book). Elephant Book Company, 2009: 202 (one photo).
Railroad Heritage. No. 21, 2009: 1, 31, 33 (five photos).
Locomotive 2009. 30-31, 90-96 (22 photos) .
Railfan & Railroad. May 2009 (one photo).
Trains. April 2009: cover, 35, 36, 96-97 (four photos).
Railfan & Railroad. April 2009: 44-53 (15 photos).
“CSX Transportation Color Calendar.” McMillan Publications. 2009: September, October (two photos)
“Union Pacific Color Calendar.” McMillan Publications. 2009: June (one photo)
100 Greatest Railroad Photos. 106 (one photo).
Railfan & Railroad. August 2008: 30-35 (nine photos).
Locomotive 2008. 57, 60-61 (four photos).
Trains. October 2008: 28, 30, 42-49 (10 photos).
Trains. August 2008: 42-51 (18 photos).
Trains. July 2008: 10 (one photo).
The Oregonian. 15 June 2008: T1, T6 (two photos).
Trains. June 2008: 10, 78-79 (two photos).
The Oregonian. 26 May 2008: B1, (one photo).
Trains. Arpil 2008: 30 (one photo).
Trains. December 2007: 58-63 (seven photos).
Fern-Express. 4/2007: 20-24 (eight photos).
Trains. November 2006: 92-93 (one photo).
Railroad Heritage. No. 16, 2006: cover (one photo).
CTC Board: Railroads Illustrated. January 2006: 32-45, back cover (eight photos).
Trains. October 2005: 28-29 (one photo).
Trains. September 2005 (two photos).
Railroad Heritage. No. 15, 2005 (one photo).
Railpace Newsmagazine. May 2005: 21-26, 28-29, 32 (11 photos).
Trains. Arpil 2005: 49 (one photo).
CTC Board: Railroads Illustrated. February 2005: 32-33 (four photos).
CTC Board: Railroads Illustrated. April 2004 (one photo).
Trains. March 2004: 40-41 (one photo).
“Norfolk Southern Color Calendar.” McMillan Publications. 2004: December (one photo)
Railfan & Railroad. September 2003: cover, 42-50 (14 photos).
CTC Board: Railroads Illustrated. August 2003: 25, 31, 33 (four photos).
Railfan & Railroad. May 2003: 40-41 (one photo).
CTC Board: Railroads Illustrated. March 2003: 30 (one photo).
Railpace Newsmagazine. March 2003: 22-27 (nine photos).
Railpace Newsmagazine. January 2003 (one photo).
Railfan & Railroad. December 2002 (one photo).
CTC Board: Railroads Illustrated. October 2002: 51 (two photos).
CTC Board: Railroads Illustrated. April 2002: cover, 38-39 (two photos).
CSX Mountain Sub. Pentrex DVD: cover (three photos).
CTC Board: Railroads Illustrated. November 2001 (one photo).