Scott Mayoral’s work, first as Mayoralphoto and now as Central Meridian Photography (an homage to his favorite art installation The Central Meridian, by Michael C. McMillen) has been published internationally in noted architectural and interior design publications such as Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Detail Magazine, Journal of the Taliesin Fellows, as well as being featured in a number of interior design and architectural books. Scott has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from U.C.L.A.
Always having been drawn to visual, Scott’s early memories of architectural and visual awareness reach back to the iconic Ridley Scott Chanel No. 5 commercials (“La Piscine”, 1979 and “L’invitation au Rêve – Le Jardin”, 1982). Years of Legos experience led to an eventual 10-year stint in the construction industry, specifically estimating and project management in the demolition trade. It was during this time that he saw his interest in large format 4×5 photography (which itself was inspired by his interest in creating mixed media fine art) cross-pollinate with his career life.
After demolition and completing his BA, Scott began professional architectural and interior design photography in earnest. One of his first clients was architectureforsale.com, a firm focused on the architectural real estate marketplace and requiring a high degree of artistic and technical proficiency in the capturing of their properties for representation. Scott photographed many legendary architects in this venue: Frank Lloyd Wright, Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Buff and Hensman, Craig Ellwood, A. Quincy Jones, and Donald Wexler.