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Scott Andrew Braut

October 11, 1971September 7, 2018
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Scott Andrew Braut, of Montebello NY passed away on September 7, 2018

Known for his big smile and engaging stories, Scott touched everyone he met.

Scott attendee Kings Park High School on Long Island and graduated with a BA in both Studio Art- Photography and English from the University at Buffalo. After his family, Scott's passion was photography. Known throughout the industry as a tireless advocate for photographers, Scott spoke around the world empowering individuals and businesses to create content. Scott was an accomplished photographer himself. His career in the field began at the Associated Press where he was the National Desk Photo Supervisor. Scott developed a passion for supporting photographers. As his career unfolded, his work included coordinating technology and logistics at Corbis for conflict photographers in the Persian Gulf, becoming an independent specialist in photo licensing, launching an eCommerce marketplace for photographers to manage and sell their images at Digital Railroad, and taking on executive roles at both Shutterstock and Adobe Systems where he currently held the job of a lifetime. Not many people can say that their work is their passion, but Scott’s work at Adobe was one that allowed him to bridge the relationships he had with artists and photographers worldwide with a company that enabled them to license their work and make a living doing so. Anyone who worked with Scott knew that he was truly committed to ensuring that the photography field would continue to thrive in a digital world.

Scott is survived by his beloved wife, Faith and his three adoring children, Aiden, Rowan, and Quinn whose interests and personalities will continue to embody everything Scott loved in this world . Scott is also survived by his beloved parents, Angela and James Wright and Peter Braut of Long Island, and brothers Daniel and Christopher Braut.

Scott made a mark on this world in many different ways in such a short time. His empathy for everything that crossed his path and a smile that could move mountains will be deeply missed.

The family is requesting that donations be made in Scott’s memory to the Chris Hondros Fund. www.chrishondrosfund.org.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home in Suffern, NY. A Prayer Service will be held at 8pm during the Visitation Service.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Prayer Service Thursday, September 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Scott Andrew Braut

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Susan Calfa

September 14, 2018

Dear Faith,
Frank and I were so sad to hear this devastating news. We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that you and your children get through this .
Frank and Susan Calfa

Marcie Heil

September 13, 2018

Faith, I just watched the movie tribute to Scott - How beautiful! He obviously was a wonderful person, married to a wonderful person. You gave him such happiness - you and your children. I think of you often these past days and will continue to do so and also pray that you will be comforted. You and Scott have given your children such a strong start in life so that they will be all right and so will you. Love and prayers to you and all the family.

Jon Anderson

September 13, 2018

I had the pleasure of knowing Scott for only a short time, but in that period I came to know a warm, caring and good person. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Scott will be missed far and wide.

Frank Cesario

September 13, 2018

As a transfer student to the University at Buffalo, I knew I wouldn’t have the opportunity to meet people easily as freshman do during orientation. So I came “armed” with my photo album of a recent trip I had done to South America in hopes of impressing people (sad, I know, but I was 20 years old). Before I know it, Scott had gotten wind of my album and summoned me to his dorm room (I lived on his floor). At the time I believe he was the Director of Photography for the University Yearbook. He asked me how I feel about photographing events for the yearbook. I told him “the camera I own is inadequate for shooting sporting events, etc.” He handed me the latest Nikon film camera with a long lens (70-200mm), and a press pass. I shot a few events, he critiqued my work and sent me on more assignments. And thus started my love for photography and a journey that eventually led to my photo career in New York City. The following year I was Director of Photography for the University Yearbook. Later I became a staff photographer for the University Publications office. Eventually I moved to New York City and continue to work in the Photo industry today. Scott had few words for me that day in the dorms, but his actions changed the course of my life. Thank you Scott for trusting in me and most of all, for being my first mentor.

Rocky Offner

September 12, 2018

I had the privilege of being on the team with Scott working on Adobe Stock. I was always struck by his passion for the people who create the content we offer, and his advocacy for those creators as a part of our business. Scott also shared with me his passion for photography and conflict journalism, and shared stories with me about the people he worked with over the course of his career. I enjoyed our conversations and partnering with him on our business. He was an inspiration to all of us who worked with him, and he will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to his family, his friends, and all of his colleagues.

Lee Corkran

September 12, 2018

Occasionally, a handful of people enter your life for a period, but then weave in and out in a constant that just become part of your handful of close peeps, regardless of time and distance. Scott was one of those few, and he was a great bright star in the universe of lifetime friends. He was one of the smartest guys I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with, as well as one of the most nicest, humblest and genuine. I met Scott in the early 2000s as Digital Railroad was forming, and little did I know that a great friendship was forming that would span the years. He was like a little brother to me, and I was so proud to watch him grow professionally, moving into greater roles through ABC News, growing at Shutterstock and ultimately the gig at Adobe, a dream role seemingly made for him. In a wonderfully fortunate moment in time, a couple years ago Scott, Andy and myself happened to be in San Francisco on the same evening and met up, a brief reunion of our DRR team; a special moment. The next night, Scott and I met at Sotto Mare, an Italian seafood restaurant where Scott was thrilled to get some Cioppino. We had a lovely dinner together, catching up on the minutiae of the years. It felt like no time had passed inbetween at all. Throughout our friendship, we shared a lot of laughs, share the same birthday, shared a love of photography that is beyond an occupational interest. Helen and I enjoyed his and Faith’s beautiful wedding immensely, and through the years I’ve loved seeing his pictures of his growing family he shared, whether on vacations or the everyday moments; telling his life story was a natural fit with his gifted photographic eye and passion for his family life. The power of pictures in helping write the story of his life, in career and family, will be a healing treasure as time flows on. Scott, my dear friend, you will be sorely missed, and have made the world a better place for having been in it. Thanks for sharing your precious time, buddy.

Matthew Angorn

September 12, 2018

I had the privilege to work closely with Scott for 3 years and I have never met a more passionate yet practical, grounded yet optimistic person in my life. He was driven, but it was clearly and un-apologetically his empathy and ethics that drove everything he did. He could switch from a chuckle to lecture if he suspected you needed to learn something that he felt was important.

One of my favorite memories with Scott, is when I got to put him in font of the camera. I directed the photoshoot with Scott where we see the black and white camera pictures behind him. As I am sure you know, he liked being behind the camera WAY more than in front of it. He geeked out with our photographer. He brought in his favorite gear, and we had wrestled on whether to take his portrait with or without props. (We of course shot him both ways). He was very happy to get out of that room, but I think he liked the results.

For me, he was a truly cherished friend and colleague who will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.

- Matt

Christina Vaughan

September 12, 2018

I had the privilege of meeting Scott through our professional roles in international photography. I remember a true gentleman with such wonderful manners who deeply cared about his work and our community. Scott always embodied to me the excellent values of America - a pioneering spirit, hard working, earnest, well mannered and benevolent . He will be greatly missed across the world and my heartfelt condolences go out to all his family.

Donna Bransfield

September 11, 2018

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH MY FAMILY SCOTT IS MY COUSIN HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED LOVE TO TJE FAMILY

Janice (Freyler) Kaplan

September 11, 2018

I was fortunate enough to have been friends with Scott in high school. Even back then, it was clear how much he cared about people. He was always kind, even when poking fun at me (easy to do) or others. There was a gentleness and good-naturedness in his humor that made him stand out, as if he wanted to make sure people weren’t hurt by his jokes. We sporadically kept in touch throughout the years after graduation—in fact, I’m pretty sure I still have a card/letter he sent to me while we were in college—and the advent of Facebook allowed us to reconnect, as long-separated high school friends tend to do.
In his travels for work, Scott saw many things… including people suffering from war, famine and violence in ways that most of us could never imagine. Reading his words about his experiences, it was easy to see how much that impacted him and how deeply he felt that these people, and all people, deserve justice. Once again, his affinity and empathy for others made him stand out. My heart aches knowing that such a sweet person, someone who only wanted good for everyone, is gone.
Scott’s caring for all people was eclipsed only by the obvious love and devotion he held for his family. Faith, we have never met but I remember how enamored he was when he talked about you; I’m certain you’re an amazing woman to have captured his heart. My prayers go out to you and your beautiful children, and to Scott’s parents, siblings and other loved ones. Please know that you are all in my thoughts, and that you’ve got all of us from Kings Park lifting you up and giving you whatever strength and love we can.