AERANAUTS Q&A 04
Grace Taylorson Smith Pritchard, Photographer
Join us for the latest instalment in our Aeranauts series, an exploration of inspirational people, from all walks of life, in their own words
Early morning views over Glen Etive from a two-week wild camping trip around Scotland, August 2021
Grace on the hunt for the second biggest shark in the world, the basking shark, with Basking Shark Scotland, on the Isle of Coll.
It’s amazing the number of opportunities that I'm getting now where I’m asked ‘oh can you just photograph yourself with this’. And its products that I’d never, in my life, consider using. No, that's a very easy trap to fall into. Mainly because it completely detracts from the photography if I'm just photographing anything that gets thrown at me. Legitimacy is kind of important. I'd rather turn down work like that. I could be making a fortune shooting weddings and families, but that doesn't represent me as a person.
Drone video of a climber practicing a route on top rope at Pandy Quarry in Mold, North Wales.
Grace preparing for a 4 hour ascent of the pinnacle rib route on the east face of Tryfan.
Two groups of climbers work separate routes on a very popular section of slab in Dinorwic Quarry
A climber bouldering in the coastal crags of the Llyn Peninsula, Wales
Taken After shooting The hike and Fly ‘X-Lakes’ competition in the Lake District, Pilot Will Marshall takes the quick way down High Crag near Helvellyn.
AERANAUT Q&A 02
Joshua Skirtich, Industrial Designer
Joshua Skirtich is an engineer of the possible. He occupies a room in a shared apartment in Williamsburg, the hippest neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York. His room is just 8 feet by 11 feet with massive loft style windows along one side.