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.

 
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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. So here is my short photography guide to Ani, the abandoned city of a thousand and one churches.

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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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Photographing Overgrown Locations...

Abandoned locations are now super popular of course, but there are ways in which to make images stand out. And one of those is selecting to shoot overgrown buildings or subjects, when a building is overgrown it really adds something to the final image. A real mix of decay, architecture and the outdoors and more importantly, IMPACT.

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The De Facto State – The blog post

A disputed territory on the black sea sandwiched between Georgia and Russia and over-looked by the Greater Caucacus mountains with a population of only around 340,000, Abhkazia is a former war-torn land that although might not appeal to some – for me it sounded like a paradise, away from the usual tourist hustle and bustle and promising not only stunning raw landscapes but also thousands of decaying and abandoned buildings.

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The New Benro Geared Head

Since getting into architecture and location photography back in 2013 I have always had a fascination with getting my images straight, something that I find incredibly frustrating to do using a ball-head, or god forbid a 3 way pan head. So back in 2015, I purchased a Manfrotto geared head to attach to my brand new Gitzo carbon fibre legs and I was super excited as at last my dream would be realised. 

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