PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 34: Plus Photographer Philip North Coombes

In episode 34 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering photography judging panels, using Instagram as a professional tool and earning money from brand endorsement as a photographer.

Plus this week photographer Philip North Coombes takes on the challenge of supplying Grant with an audio file no longer than 5 minutes in length in which he answer’s the question ‘What Does Photography Mean to You?’

UK based photographer Philip North Coombes works globally on assignments for international fashion, lifestyle, sport and advertising brands such as Speedo, Berghaus, John Lewis, Selfridges, Eddie Bauer, LLBean, Sweaty Betty and Timberland amongst others. He has made two BBC documentaries, both at Everest base camp, capturing the life at an emergency hospital set up specifically for the climbing season. Inspired by the natural world and its preservation he is an ambassador for 4Ocean, The Ocean Foundation and Save Wild Tigers. North Coombes is also the founder of the Facebook  based Photographers United, a worldwide community of professional photographers and film makers, supporting, sharing and sustaining each other and the industry. www.philipnorthcoombes.com

You can apply to join Photographers United Pro here https://www.facebook.com/groups/135206643871630/

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Grant Scott is the founder/curator of United Nations of Photography, a Senior Lecturer in Professional Photography at the University of Gloucestershire, a working photographer, and the author of Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained (Focal Press 2014) and The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography (Focal Press 2015). His next book #New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography will be published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2019. He is currently work on his next documentary film project Woke Up This Morning: The Rock n’ Roll Thunder of Ray Lowry.

His documentary film, Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay will be screened across the UK and the US in 2018.

© Grant Scott 2018

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