In episode 273 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on the death of editorial publishing, the rise of Threads by Meta and the natural process of ageing based on digital evolution.
Plus this week, photographer Andrew Macpherson 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?’
Andrew Macpherson was born in London and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He has worked as a photographer since he left school at 15, traveling the world to photograph musicians, actors and designers. By his mid-twenties he was a regular contributor to magazines such as Rolling Stone, The Face, Elle, Bazaar and Vogue. His passion for photography and the darkroom process led him to become a master printer, however as a life long environmentalist the carbon and chemical footprints of film created a great deal of inner conflict, and he became an enthusiastic early adopter of the digital revolution in the Nineties. Macpherson has created multiple bodies of personal work throughout his career, ranging from an exploration of the American landscape in his body of work Chasing Ansel Adams to studies of performance, flowers, and spirit. Macpherson is currently collaborating on several personal projects including Immortality & Impermanence with artist Onik Agaronyan, Pagan Spirit, an exploration into romanticism and pictorialism with dancer Joanna Hadfield, and Trinity: The Crucible of Life a poem of creation told through discarded objects. www.andrewmacpherson.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 next book Condé Nast Have Left The Building: Six Decades of Vogue House will be published by Orphans Publishing in the Spring of 2024.
© Grant Scott 2023