In episode 76 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the concept of photo mentors, the importance of taking personal responsibility and how life informs the work we make.
Plus this week photographer Trevor Brady 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?’
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Trevor was raised in Cape Town, South Africa, where he studied advertising and design after completing military service. He lived briefly in London and started working there within the advertising industry. In 1994 he immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, continuing a career in advertising as an art director, then creative director and finally as a partner at an advertising agency. As a creative director Trevor developed work for Adidas, Siemens, Microsoft, Salesforce and Discovery Channel amongst many other brands. In 2008, he began to create photographic images, starting with architecture then expanding to portraiture, fashion and advertising campaigns. Trevor’s work is influenced by two different creative and personal hemispheres, his background as an art director, and the gritty beauty of life growing up in South Africa. His work is now primarily fashion and portrait based. He lives in Berlin where his wife is from, Vancouver and his birth city of Cape Town. His photographic advertising clients include Adidas, American Apparel, Aritzia, Foot Locker Nike, Lululemon and Reebok. He also works for magazines such as Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Hunger, ID, Interview, Fast Company, Men's Health, Nylon and The Telegraph Magazine. www.trevorbrady.com
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, 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.
His documentary film, Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay can now be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd47549knOU&t=3915s.
© Grant Scott 2019