In episode 278 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on not getting bored with photography, photographers obsessed with kit of all kinds, the slow death of the NFT and finding new ways to say new things with a camera.
Plus this week, photographer Massimo Leardini 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?’
Originally from Cattolica, in the Italian Province of Rimini, Massimo Leardini has been based in Norway for the past 30 years where he works with a small number of models on extended collaborations. He has published several books of his work including Scandinavian in 2013, Catarsi in 2015, Primitive in 2016 and In Between in 2017. In 2020, he published ELV in which he explores his fascination with the female body and the landscape. Presenting a series of images including contorted fragments of the female body, set deep within the primordial forests of Scandinavia. His work has been widely exhibited internationally and in Norway. www.leardini.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