Scott-Stewart enjoyed interacting with people. In an interview for SLR Magazine, April 1983, speaking with the Creative Camera editor Peter Turner, Scott-Stewart said
I'm a 6ft 2 voyeur. I love looking at things. Photography is just an excuse to meet interesting people. It is a passport to situations that I like to be involved in.
For the time span of the photographs in this exhibition, he would have been in his early thirties. Sadly, Scott-Stewart died in 2002, aged only 54. Those who knew him are quick to comment on his humorous and self-effacing nature. This modesty is one reason why his work is not better known.
His photographs show that his subjects are often conscious of his presence. An engagement with people often really comes through, as does his empathy for the subjects. Scott-Stewart related most strongly to those he saw as facing certain struggles in life; who lived on the periphery. His images of youth subculture reflect how individuals congregate, survive in their groups and strive to move against the tide of the mainstream. Further photographs in this exhibition are united by this thread of marginality.