At Open Sessions, speakers share their career-defining moments and advice for getting started in a creative field. It is also an opportunity to make new connections and meet like-minded people.
At Open Session #4, Lighthouse Associate Director, Elijah, was joined by photographer Vicky Grout and filmmaker, author and visual director Nathan Miller to discuss documenting music culture.
This event marked the end of Last Dance: Open Sessions and the start of Open Sessions as an adjacent part of Lighthouse's professional development programme Viral for 18-25-year-olds (currently known as Lighthouse Young Creatives).
Vicky Grout is a London-based photographer specialising in portraiture, music and street photography. Self-taught, a combination of talent and a passion for Grime has made her many musicians ‘go-to’ photographer. As Grime artist Skepta put it – “hate photos, love Vicky Grout.”
“Vicky’s live shots are packed with characterful detail, and her portraits are the cleanest and the coolest around” – The Fader.
East London’s Nathan Miller saved up to buy his first camera, then set about making and self-releasing films, including short docs Prologue, which shadows three musicians trying to make their way up on London’s music scene, and Ciph, which tells the story of legendary Roc Nation DJ, Cipha Sounds. In 2017, Nathan self-released his first feature-length doc, LDN, chronicling UK rap and Grime in the capital.
“Nathan Miller’s documentary LDN captures a unique moment in time” – Mixmag.