James Kerwin Photographic
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BIOGRAPHY

My take on photography

 Weddings, art and commercial

 Weddings, art and commercial

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 Weddings, art and commercial
 British Fine Art Architecture & Location Photographer
 British Fine Art Architecture & Location Photographer
 British Fine Art Architecture & Location Photographer

BEHIND THE CAMERA

I have loved photography ever since purchasing my first ’real’ camera in 2010 – it quickly became an all-consuming passion, occupying large amounts of my daily thoughts. The camera leads me to places I otherwise would probably never see, such as Iceland. Without my love of photography, I doubt I would ever have explored Iceland - and even if I had I highly doubt I would have been up at 3am to capture the sunrise!

I actually bought my first camera whilst travelling. It was after ten months based in Melbourne, I was about to travel to the bright lights of Hong Kong that I visited a small camera store and purchased a Panasonic Lumix LX3. Just three weeks later I was standing in the dark on a bridge in Hong Kong, capturing the light trail shots that I had dreamt of just a few days earlier.

After four years shooting a variety of genres such as weddings and events I stumbled across architecture photography in late 2013, and I have been shooting inside abandoned spaces and buildings ever since.

In 2014 I began shooting my first abandoned building series ‘Decadence’, and four years on I have now built up a large portfolio taken in some of the most striking locations in Europe and beyond. My primary focus is capturing rich colour palettes and straight lines in the camera, then utilising modern post-processing techniques to develop each completed image.

During 2015 I signed a deal to work with my current art agency Goodman & Co, based in the Netherlands. They sell large format plexi-glass pieces of my artwork to galleries across Europe. I have also hosted two large exhibitions here in my home city of Norwich, including being invited to exhibit at the prestigious ‘Art Fair East’ trade show. 

My work has been shortlisted in several international competitions, most recently a category winner for Architecture in both the Chromatic colour awards and the ND Awards 2017, and in March 2018 I was runner up in the Architecture category of the International Photography of the Year competition. 
 
I have been a Pro Partner for Benro and an ambassador for Tenba bags since February 2017 as well as holding an affiliation with Phottix lighting accessories.

During 2019 (and as part of my idea to be have a nomadic lifestyle from January 2019), I shall be based in the beautiful city of Tbilisi from April until November 2019. I am hosting three adventure tours/workshops in Georgia during the year. In addition I shall be hosting a one day workshop at the Fine Art Gallery “Fotografia Tbilisi” over the Summer of 2019.

TRAVEL

As you will see from my portfolio, travel plays a huge part in my image-making. I visited nine countries in 2017 alone, and close to twenty since my journey into architectural photography began. I have always been fascinated by different cultures, foods, textures and colours. It is this love for travel, combined with my deep passion for photography, that keeps me motivated and dedicated to putting in the long lonely hours of research and logistical planning to then get out with the camera time and time again.

As you will see from my portfolio, travel plays a huge part in my image-making. I visited nine countries in 2017 alone, and close to twenty since my journey into architectural photography began. I have always been fascinated by different cultures, foods, textures and colours. It is this love for travel, combined with my deep passion for photography, that keeps me motivated and dedicated to putting in the long lonely hours of research and logistical planning to then get out with the camera time and time again.

I hail from the fine city of Norwich in the United Kingdom, having spent the best part of thirty years growing up there it was a place I always returned to after travelling. However, since January 2019 I have taken to the road full-time to undertake a nomadic lifestyle with my girlfriend Jade as we strive to grow a better photography and adventure tour business.

YOUTUBE

In 2017 I started a Youtube channel. However, I just could not get to grips with producing regular content originally, despite knowing it is essential in 2019 to produce a greater reach to your work and so that people can see a personality.

However, don’t be fooled I have studied video for three years now and produced video behind the scenes that has not been published, you know to practice. It was not until 2019, after leaving the UK that I started producing regular videos and uploading them on time.

LIFE OUTSIDE TRAVEL & PHOTOGRAPHY

You can keep up with my travels through any of my social media accounts below, or by signing up for my newsletter on the contact page.

Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss any aspect of my work and travel, or perhaps just to invite me to meet up for a beer somewhere in your city!

Thanks for reading,

James