southwest stuccoland minimal color photography by Johnny Kerr

That Awkward Moment… When You Don’t Like Your Own Work

So, I’ve had this recurring experience recently: While hanging out with a friend I am asked, “what’s new?” As an artist, my art is always a part of that answer. So, I inevitably include details about my most recent project, STUCCOLAND! I notice a look of polite, but feigned interest settle across my companion’s face, […]
southwest stuccoland minimal color photography by Johnny Kerr

STUCCOLAND!

Changing Course A few months ago I wrote and posted an open letter to my friend, A.G., in which I alluded to a new project I had started working on. This project was born partially out of a desire to start distancing myself from certain aesthetics that have gained immense popularity among photographers over the […]
CBRE Workplace360 Phoenix Conference Room Johnny Kerr Photography

CBRE’s Latest Workplace360 featuring Johnny Kerr Photography

CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, has had a presence in Phoenix since 1952. In December 2017 they moved out of their Esplanade III tower offices and into their three newly renovate floors in Esplanade IV tower.     I’m very honored to have a selection of my work included […]

Inspiring Friendship: An Open Letter Response to A.G.

Prelude Making new friendships as an adult is difficult, especially as an introvert. As an adult you just don’t have the kind of time that children do to invest in creating history and familiarity with another person. As challenging as it is for me as an introvert, I highly value making new connections. Through relationships […]
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Arizona Papago Park Hole-in-the-Rock landscape sunset

Fish and Bird

Last year, while on a field trip with some students, I made a shot of this cave on my iPhone as it was all I had on me. Last week I was back with another group of students, this time with a camera in tow and a plan to get the shot done right. After […]
Sunrise traffic Arizona highway mountains landscape

Sunrise on the 260

  I have often found that the journey is just as important as the destination. This proved once again to be true on my recent trip to Jerome, AZ with fellow photographer and friend Andres Gonzalez. After heading North up the I-17 with a plan to explore the historic copper mining town of Jerome, we caught […]
Empathy black white Twins Fashion Photograph by Johnny Kerr

Goodbye, Portraits

  I made a choice this weekend to remove my Portraits portfolio from my website. One of the hardest things to do as a photographer is to edit your own work; to decide which images make the cut. Even though I’ve delved into portraiture in the past, it doesn’t really represent the future direction of […]

2018 Calendars

2018 calendars are designed and ready for production! This time I am offering two options: Abstractions features 12 of my black and white architecture images, and Landscapes features 12 of my black and white landscape, seascape and urban landscape scenes.     Each calendar is printed on high quality acid free archival paper. The paper […]
long exposure moon beach seascape

Moon over Mission Beach

Moon over Mission Beach is one of my latest images, made while on vacation with my family in California this October.   My main inspiration for this image was the abstract paintings of artist Mark Rothko… just kidding (a wee inside joke for those of you who read my last post). Actually, I had this to say when I […]
Salton Sea Black and White long exposure landscape photography by Johnny Kerr

Inspiration and Accountability

Inspiration is a complex subject, and it’s not usually discussed alongside accountability. I’ve been thinking about both lately. Throughout history, human beings have been guilty of over-romanticizing the role of inspiration in creative endeavors. On one hand, I can’t deny the role it has played in my own work. Whether inspiration comes in the form of experiencing visual art, […]
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