Jerome Favre is a professional photographer. One of his photography series, titled Peckhamites, features photos of strangers taken around Peckham. Jerome has worked for over a year with Copeland Park documenting some of the events that take place here.

Where are you based?

I have lived in New Cross since 2013. I was in Herne Hill before that.

When did you move to the UK?

I moved to the UK from Lille in 2005.

How did you get into photography?

I didn’t study photography, so it simply started as a hobby and progressively became both an obsession and a job.

What’s the most exciting part of the job?

It’s learning new things all the time; you get better with every shoot. It’s also about trying new things and challenging yourself.

What is the most exciting event you’ve ever photographed?

I think it was photographing Fishbach at Birthdays in Dalston as I’m a huge fan. Her presence on stage was absolutely electric that night.

What photo are you most proud of?

Oh, that’s a tough one! But I’m going to pick one from my latest series about Millwall FC.

What photographers do you look up to?

Nan Goldin for the raw-nesss of her work, Raymond Depardon for his documentary approach, and the portraiture of Richard Avedon.

How long have you been photographing Copeland Park?

I started in 2018

What event did you enjoy photographing most at Copeland Park?

I think it was the Open Studios last year. It coincided with the World Cup quarter final between England and Sweden, so the day turned into a big party, it was really good fun.

Tell us about your Peckhamites series?

Peckhamites was a series of street portraits of complete strangers I took in the streets of Peckham over a year. I started in 2017 and I wanted to create a document of the rapidly-changing population of Peckham at the time, and the aim was to create disarmingly honest portraits.

Why are you drawn to photographing Peckham?

Peckham is absolutely full of characters; people from everywhere in the world live there, but it’s also a microcosm that represents London as a whole and its modern challenges such as housing crisis or gentrification.

Follow Jerome on his website  and on Instagram.
For commercial work, follow him on and on Instagram.
All of his photos are available for print, just get in touch.
Peckhamites books are also still available, and No One Likes Us; Jeromes new project on Millwall FC, will become available in 2020.