In episode 267 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on the importance of editorial photography and its demise, fashion photography in the Metaverse and how established lens brands are viewing the future of the smartphone.
Plus this week, photographer David Baker 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?’
David Baker is a photographer based in Norfolk, United Kingdom whose work has featured in numerous books, commissioned artworks and art institutions. His work over the past ten years evidences a documentation of abandoned and historical places, buildings and spaces across Europe as he searches for the unknown, hidden and historically significant. www.davidbakerphotography.com
Dr. Grant Scott is the founder/curator of United Nations of Photography, a Senior Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator: Photography at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, a working photographer, documentary filmmaker, BBC Radio contributor and the author of Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained (Routledge 2014), The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography (Routledge 2015), New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography (Routledge 2019). His film Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay was first screened in 2018 www.donotbendfilm.com. He is the presenter of the A Photographic Life and In Search of Bill Jay podcasts.
Scott’s new book Conde Nast Have Left the Building: Six Decades of Vogue House will be published in the Spring of 2024 by Orphans Publishing.
© Grant Scott 2023