Jerome Whittingham | Editorial and New Media Producer
Once described by a BBC presenter as a ‘photojournalist of the arts’, I’m a freelance documentary and editorial photographer, podcast and audio features producer, reporter and interviewer.
I have over 15 years of experience in documenting arts projects, from the planning of ideas and concepts, through rehearsal and presentation, to outcomes and evaluation.
I understand the importance of capturing the stories and reflections of practitioners, stakeholders, and audiences at every stage of an arts project’s span. The journalistic media I produce is valuable both as editorial content for your social media channels and website, and to meet your funder’s monitoring and evaluation requirements – funders like stories too.
I have been commissioned photographer to Back to Ours and Appetite (2 Arts Council England, Creative People and Places project), The Big Malarkey Festival (Hull Libraries and the James Reckitt Trust), Humber Mouth Literature Festival (Hull City Council and Wrecking Ball Press), Contains Strong Language (BBC and Wrecking Ball Press), Heads Up Theatre Festival (E52 Theatre and Battersea Arts), the Amy Johnson Festival, and Artlink’s Square Peg disability and diversity strand for Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
I have recorded and produced over 600 interviews and audio features for podcasts and local radio. The informality and intimacy of a podcast interview is an excellent tool for building audience engagement for your project.
North Staffordshire is my base, but I flit around the Midlands, the North, and London. I love embedding myself into a project longer-term, getting to know the artists and communities I work with. Whilst I prefer working in the field, I can also produce podcast interviews remotely.
If you have an idea for how we might work together, let’s chat.Jerome Whittingham
Photographer and Podcaster