Documentary and Behind the scenes

Capturing the emotions and hard work as the team or individuals come together to prepare for a performance, production or event.  Photographing primarily with B&W film as I believe this medium best captures these moments, I will carefully place myself within the space to photograph those special moments as they unfold.

Theatre Absolute - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 1600 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-0039-022
Pretty Thieving - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 1600 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-0052-004
La Voix - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 800 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-3733-035
The Plot : A new outdoor theatre space 2000 1215 John Whitmore Photography

The Plot : A new outdoor theatre space

The Plot is a response to the effects of Covid-19 on the theatre industry in Coventry, being setup by Blindspot Theatre. Not only does it create a space that enables social distancing and being outdoors it responds to the financial difficulties many in the industry are facing by providing free rehearsal and workshop space. 

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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 1800 1188 John Whitmore Photography

Chantelle Boyle : Artist behind the scenes

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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Andy Sargent - Photographed with Film - Ilford FP4 125 at ISO 125 on Medium Format 120 Roll ID-0110-006
Andy Sargent – Artist Behind the scenes 1200 955 John Whitmore Photography

Andy Sargent – Artist Behind the scenes

Andy Sargent during his residency with Birdmail during their series for disabled artists.

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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 1800 1014 John Whitmore Photography

Sphere by Theatre Absolute

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 1800 1200 John Whitmore Photography

Pretty Thieving : Live Room Sessions – Radio Plus

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 1800 1032 John Whitmore Photography

Julia Fullerton-Batten & The Old Father Thames

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 1800 1065 John Whitmore Photography

Candid : Live Room Sessions – Radio Plus

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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Coventry Arts Trail - Photographed with Film - Kodak T-Max P3200 at ISO 1600 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-3741-007
Coventry Arts Trail 2018 1800 1110 John Whitmore Photography

Coventry Arts Trail 2018

It’s the final week of Warwickshire Open Studios 2018 and the Coventry Arts Trail so I thought it would be…

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Feel Good - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 800 on Medium Format 120 Roll ID-3740-004
Feel Good Meetup 1800 1326 John Whitmore Photography

Feel Good Meetup

Last month the Feel Good Ambassadors hosted one of their Ideas Factories at St Claire’s, Coventry Cathedral. A fantastic and…

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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 1800 1084 John Whitmore Photography

La Voix at The Albany

Riding high from being a semi-finalist on Britain’s got Talent in 2014 and staring in Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie…

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Transitions - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 800 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-3730-019
Transitions at The Albany 1800 1138 John Whitmore Photography

Transitions at The Albany

Backstage at The Albany, Coventry – Transitions

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