Vicky Grout is a photographer from South London, focusing mainly on portrait, music, fashion and street photography. She is most known for her work documenting the underground UK music scene, and over the years has developed into doing more issue based work.
What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?
I am currently reading Huey P. Newton's autobiography, Revolutionary Suicide which has been on my reading list for a while.
I think my favourite book of all time has got to be The Autobiography of Malcolm X, with Assata, An Autobiography in close second. I love to read autobiographies because I think we can learn so much from figures we look up to.
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What apps do you use the most and why?
Evernote - prettier than the notes app, and lets you organise better
Todoist - for lists!
Lazy Bones - for everyday routines
Google Calendar - prefer this to iCal
Medium - For reading articles on the tube
Duolingo - currently learning Spanish and Portuguese (Brazil and Cuba are top of my travel list)
Headspace - for much needed meditation
Whats currently on your playlist?
Angel by Planet Giza
Maria by Santi (feat. Goldlink)
Up Late by Ari Lennox
Without You (J Dilla Remix) by Lucy Pearl
Royal by Children of Zeus
Juicy by Doja Cat
New Day (Baltimore) by J.Robb
Nothin Like U by KAYTRANADA (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
Sail Away Freestyle by Loyle Carner
Like My Mom by Tobi Lou
What records would you recommend to hear?
If we're talking full albums..:
ONEPOINTFIVE by Aminé
Amala by Doja Cat
Not Waving, But Drowning - Loyle Carner
Shea Butter Baby by Ari Lennox
And Yet It's All Love by Fatima
Injury Reserve by Injury Reserve
Mandy & The Jungle by Santi
Nothing Great About Britain by Slowthai
When I Get Home by Solange
Ventura by Anderson .Paak
Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?
Which artists working today do you admire most?
What are some of your tv top tips right now?
American Horror Story
Trigger Warning with Killer Mike
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
The Handmaid's Tale
Love Death Robots
The Final Table
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What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?
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Portrait image by © Paul Akinrinlola