Behind The Scenes

LeamingtonWorkshop - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 400 on Medium Format 120 Roll ID-0298-012

Analogue Workshop : Leamington Art Gallery & Museum

Analogue Workshop : Leamington Art Gallery & Museum 1800 1800 John Whitmore Photography

During the Diane Arbus exhibition at the Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum a series of workshops and salons were held in the entrance area of the Pump Rooms. I was invited to host an analogue photography workshop to engage the visitors with some of the processes involved in creation of Diane Arbus’ photographs. Portraits…

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2019 JRAR Feature

Just Rock and Roll – The Empire, Coventry

Just Rock and Roll – The Empire, Coventry 1200 630 John Whitmore Photography

Unsigned bands from across the uk perform at The Empire, Coventry. Including White Flag Dares, Roadside, Callow Youth and The Lathums.

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Chantelle Boyle - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 800 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-0122-013

Chantelle Boyle : Artist behind the scenes

Chantelle Boyle : Artist behind the scenes 1800 1188 John Whitmore Photography

Warm wine, empty crisp bowls and the smell of fresh paint.  The degree show is about to start for Chantelle Boyle and her final year exhibition and performance.

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Theatre Absolute - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 1600 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-0039-010

Sphere by Theatre Absolute

Sphere by Theatre Absolute 1800 1014 John Whitmore Photography

7 strangers join together in the Shop Front Theatre to create the final part of Theatre Absolute‘s 2 year project Are We Where We Are?

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Pretty Thieving - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 1600 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-0052-032

Pretty Thieving : Live Room Sessions – Radio Plus

Pretty Thieving : Live Room Sessions – Radio Plus 1800 1200 John Whitmore Photography
Julia Fullerton-Batten - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 200 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-0024-011

Julia Fullerton-Batten & The Old Father Thames

Julia Fullerton-Batten & The Old Father Thames 1800 1032 John Whitmore Photography

An unexpected break in the overcast weather of October created some challenging conditions for Julia Fullerton-Batten.

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Candid - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 1600 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-0009-013

Candid : Live Room Sessions – Radio Plus

Candid : Live Room Sessions – Radio Plus 1800 1065 John Whitmore Photography

Ahead of their main stage performance at The Godiva Festival, the (Coventry!) indie rock band Candid went into the Radio Plus studio for a special show on The PM Music Cafe .

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Mercurial Dance - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 1600 on 35m ID-3760-003

Retold by Mercurial Dance

Retold by Mercurial Dance 1800 1077 John Whitmore Photography

‘Retold’ was a production created by Mercurial Dance as part of the ‘Read All About!’ performances in the old Coventry Evening Telegraph Building (CET).  Drawing of stories and events that took place their, the performance was a mixture of live music (from Lucy Ann Sale), dance, improvisation and audience interaction, all set within the foyer of…

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Coventry Arts Trail - Photographed with Film - Kodak T-Max P3200 at ISO 1600 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-3741-007

Coventry Arts Trail 2018

Coventry Arts Trail 2018 1800 1110 John Whitmore Photography

It’s the final week of Warwickshire Open Studios 2018 and the Coventry Arts Trail so I thought it would be appropriate to post these photos from a recent visit to some of the artist that are partaking. These were originally taken for a post on Curating Coventry (where the images were accompanied with words by…

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La Voix - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 800 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-3733-004

La Voix at The Albany

La Voix at The Albany 1800 1084 John Whitmore Photography

Riding high from being a semi-finalist on Britain’s got Talent in 2014 and staring in Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie in 2016, La Voix is currently spreading glamour across the UK on her ‘Hello’ tour. A few weeks ago I was privileged to be given backstage access at the The Albany, Coventry to see what…

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