Freelance Journalist Focus: Scott Nunn
In today’s Focus interview with freelance photographer and GT’s food editor Scott Nunn, we hear about giggling with Dawn French, and making Gordon Brown laugh…
About your journalism:
What do you write about?
I’m mainly a freelance photographer and I’m the food editor for GT magazine and PinkPaper.com
Where are we likely to see your work?
Most of what I’ve done has been in monthly and weekly consumer magazines, newspapers and websites but I’m also happy taking on jobs for other clients and regularly do shoots for PR companies.
What’s the most memorable work you’ve done?
Photography: Making Gordon Brown laugh and getting Joan Rivers in the shower fully clothed at the Ritz.
Food: Interviewing Allegra McEvedy which was just about us swapping recipes.
What interview or feature would you love the chance to do?
I would like to do more interviewing whilst photographing a person. The Duchess of Cornwall is apparently great at cooking so getting her tips and skills put in an interview, or just having a giggle with Dawn French.
About you and PRs:
Where do you source ideas for articles?
Talking to my editors and seeing what is seasonal for food, but walking around London gathering ideas for images.
How can PRs be useful to you?
By understanding what is printed or uploaded on the sites/magazines so they are pitching for relevant articles.
How and when do you like them to get in touch?
Whenever, I love a good old chinwag, I’m always opened for ideas, review suggestions or questions about jobs you may want me to do for you (0787 678 6820).
Do you find press conferences, trips, parties and other events useful or an interruption?
Yes, but it’s getting a chance to go to them.
If you could make one change to the way PRs deal with you, what would it be?
To have the images ready to send, if not before doing a review. Having a large image that shows off the restaurant to its best.
How would you pay the bills if you weren’t a journalist? Running a café.
If we gave you £1000, how would you spend it?
Invest it…I know boring!
What books are on your bedside table, magazines in your bag, or blogs on your screen?
I’m currently reading Allan Massie’s Augustus and National Geographics are always beside the bed.
More about Scott and his work can be found at: www.scottnunn.co.uk