REID MCRAE WATTS
Landscape and Wildlife Photographer
Reid Watts started in photography at the age of
twelve, when his father allowed him use of his
collection of Leica, Rolleiflex, Zeiss, and Graflex
cameras as well as a well-equipped darkroom.
A technology perfectionist, Reid has developed
proprietary processes that give his pictures their
brilliant colors and life-like appearance. Reid
over a dozen different types of papers and a variety of printing
techniques to obtain these results.
Reid grew up in Switzerland.
Reid and his wife Therese currently live in
Lexington, South Carolina, and take full advantage of
their proximity to both the the South Carolina coast and
the Blue Ridge mountains. They have also traveled extensively in the
Americas, the Caribbean Islands, Middle East, Europe,
the Himalayas, India, and the Pacific Islands.
“My art is the result of a lifelong love of
photography, computers, and nature.
In my images I attempt to capture the beauty of
nature the way my mind’s eye remembers seeing it.
The optics, cameras, computers, software,
printers, papers, canvases, and inks are just the tools
to that purpose. I
know that I have succeeded when viewers of my pictures
react with the same awe that I experienced when I
observed the scene in nature.”