We’re delighted to hear about this new podcast from Jess McDermott and Kate O’Niell, both huge supporters of what we do at Photo Scratch and responsible for The Old Girls Club as well as being excellent photographers in their own rights. If you’re a fan of podcasts this is sure to become a favourite as the episodes roll out. Some of you will remember Jess’ work from an earlier edition of Photo Scratch.
Scenario is a brand new podcast bringing you the hidden stories from behind the camera.
Creator and host Jess McDermott, follows six different photographers as they embark on their journeys, capture untold stories and handle the unexpected.
Episode 1 – The Penfriend – features Clare Hewitt, an incredibly talented photographer and all-round wonderful person, and her landscape photography project with a twist. She is making work for her penfriend Duke, to put up on the walls of his cell on Death Row in Kentucky, USA. You can start listening now via Scenario website or downloading from iTunes.
The podcast series is the result of over a year of hard work and determination. Jess is assisted behind the scenes by Kate O’Neill as producer as well as a team of creatives – Silje Aura, Daniel Drever and Steven Parker -who have all volunteered their time and wonderful talents!
You can support the podcast on THUNDERCLAP – it’s quick and free. You just pledge a TWEET or FACEBOOK post (already written) and all posts are timed to go out together to create one almighty buzz to attract even more wonderful listeners.
JESS – Creator + Host:
Born in London, Jessica headed north after school to study Visual Communication at the Glasgow School of Art. She graduated in 2008, specialising in photography, and then stayed on in Glasgow for a further four years, taking on a number of large commissions. These included a legacy project for Scottish Opera, which is now on permanent display in the Theatre Royal, Glasgow. Her work has been featured by The Guardian, Time Out, The Huffington Post, the BBC andThe Photographers’ Gallery online. Her first photography book Females Of The Fringe depicts female comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe and through interviews with the performers discusses the role of gender in comedy. She has been working with co-producer Kate O’Neill since joining The OGC, in 2016. She is a great lover of podcasts, listing among her heroes Starlee Kine and Ira Glass.
Kate BIO – Producer:
Photographer by trade, Kate has been working in the photography industry for over 10 years from shooting portrait and documentary photography to assisting fashion and fine art photographers across the UK & Ireland. Kate is Founder and Director of The OGC, an organisation that supports women in photography. She is also the co-founder of The Precursor Project , an ongoing documentary photography archive and publication. Currently Marketing & Partnerships Manager at Metro Imaging, she is embedded at the heart of the photographic community, supporting and encouraging emerging and existing artists through talks, workshops, portfolio reviews and mentorships!