James Kerwin Photographic
 Architecture & Travel Photography

Photography Adventure Blog

Photography doesn’t always go according to plan and of course images aren’t always perfect. This is my honest and open behind the scenes look into what I do as an architecture, adventure and travel photographer.

 
Story behind the Imagery: Lebanon, A Paradise Lost

Lebanon is a mix of architecture styles I was targeting the places built in and around the 19th century. The “Lebanese house” was invented and built during this period and they were a world of sunshine and light, of color both subtle and vivid. The Lebanese house always though have a relationship with nature…

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The Remote Region of Shatili & Mutso, Georgia

Beautiful Shatili is located deep in the Arghuni gorge sitting at around 1,400 metres above sea level, the village is a unique complex of medieval to modern fortresses which look extremely unique - an outstanding part of Georgian heritag. The region was at the top end of a road well into the mountains, but not as dangerous as the road to Tusheti…

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Photography Series Trailer Launch - A Paradise Lost

So in April of this year, I visited the Lebanese Republic, aka Lebanon in the Middle East. This was a step into the unknown for us, but it was thoroughly rewarding.

Lebanon's diverse land of Mediterranean coastline, rugged alpine peaks, lush green valleys and unique architecture…

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Photographing The Ghost Town of Elizabeth Bay

Following on from my blog posts about Ghost Towns, this is the 5th town to appear on my blog since January 2019.

Though it often seems to be forgotten in the shadow of its ghost town counterpart Kolmanskop (see blog post here) this is Elizabeth Bay…

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A LOCATION INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKING GUIDE

You read a lot online about being a “digital nomad” these days, but not quite as much about being a photographer that works remotely and constantly. So, I thought I would write a few things down in a HUGE blog about this, as it has now been six months to the day since I left home…

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Wide Angle Lenses - 4 Challenges To Overcome

When it comes to architecture photography a wide-angle lens is by far the most popular tool. Wide angle lenses are great for capturing grand sweeping ballrooms, halls or staircases and is just an all-around great tool for “fitting in more”…

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Photographing the Abandoned City of Pripyat, Ukraine

This is my fourth installment of my blog posts relating to the Lost Towns of the world. I have decided to look at a trip from the past, Pripyat in Ukraine. I have entitled the series “inhabited”.

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Photographing The Lost City of Ani, Eastern Turkey.

A lot has already been said across the interwebs, about this former town in Turkey. But not necessarily from a photography stand-point. And although I do think I missed the best of it by some three years, I thought it was more than worth a blog post…

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A Guide To Photographing The Lost Town of Kayaköy, Turkey

This is the second blog post from the production of my new series “inhabited” which is due to take around two years to complete. In this series I take you to some of the worlds best Ghost Towns, villages and cities. The first in the series was my blog from Kolmanskop, Namibia.

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Photographing Kolmanskop, a Ghost Town in Namibia

This was to be the start of my new series photographing the best Ghost Towns the world has to offer, a series that I am also documenting through a behind the scenes video series of over on my youtube channel. The series is due to take a few years to complete.

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A Photography Guide to Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap Neighborhood

These days it is better known as the most Instagrammable place in the country, thanks to its pastel-colored houses and picturesque little side streets…

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Macassar Beach Pavilion

I came across Macassar Beach Pavilion online some months ago when I first came up with the idea of coming to South Africa as the first destination as a “Nomadic Photographer”.

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