Scott Klinger was born in Tucson, Arizona on April 16, 1981. He grew up in a small town in the Sonoran Desert.
He received his first camera at the age of 7, a Kodak Instamatic, which he used to serially photograph naval warships in the San Diego Bay during the late 80's. His first job was working on a fishing boat off the coast of Mexico at the age of 14. During high school he played in punk band and began developing and printing his own photographs. He made his first film at the age of 17.
Since then he has been exhibiting his work at galleries and film festivals for over ten years. His work is in the permanent collection of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art and his most recent film The Lover Who Doesn't Forget was screened at the 66th Festival de Cannes and his film Memento Mori won Best Experimental Film at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. Scott holds degrees from UCLA and UC Irvine.