So, my name is M. Scott Ault.
I was born in a small town that happens to be the seat of Canadian national governance. It was a wonderful place to grow up.. so much so that as soon as I was able, I hit the open road for “greener pastures” where ever they may lay.
Leaving Ottawa, in the fall of 1990, I meandered my way around N. America for a few years.. picking up odd and disparate work when and where ever needed.. and kept moving on. I was a vagabond heart and where ever I lay my hat, at the end of the day, was my home. I guess I was kind of like a snail.. slowly moving through the years~ and my life~ with my house/ home on my back. It was.. an interesting period of growth and development.
Right now, I live in Calgary, Alberta with my wife.. the love of my life (I refer to her as “Sparklefaerie” since she imbued my life with sparkles when we first met) and our 10 year old daughter~ who just got accepted in to Calgarys Arts Academy for the start of school this coming fall.. grade six (WoW!!!) meaning she’ll be doing an arts- centric education until her graduation.. what an incredible opportunity for her.
Since my last name is “Ault” and “alt” is short for alternative.. and I am an alternative Fine Art Nude photographer.. I figured Alt (which is, also, an alternative/ original/ vintage spelling for my last name, circa German era before two brothers emigrated to the “new world” centuries ago) would be a good monicker.. and so “altphotoart” was born. Previous names were “Mind: TPI studios” which was homage to Skinny Puppy.. and Nowhere Studios. But, I have had this domain name since the early ’00’s.. just never really had the time to work on it (and since I am a one- man- show.. I didn’t have people I could ‘farm out’ tasks to). So.. there you have it..
**I’ll add to this sporadically**