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 […]

Still

In February 2017 I exhibited 13 of my prints at {9} The Gallery for a my show, STILL. The images in this show were made between October 2014 and January 2017. Artist Statement: Solitude is an essential part of an introvert’s well-being. Authentic interaction with individuals and small groups is also necessary and edifying. Nevertheless, I need time alone to […]
Salton Sea Black and White long exposure landscape photography by Johnny Kerr

Solidarity

As I prepare for my upcoming solo exhibition, I’ve been reflecting on the work I’ve created over the last two-and-a-half years that will be included in the show. Solidarity is my most recent image, and Lonely is one of the oldest in the show, going back to November 2014. I’ve come to realize how my outlook has changed […]
Industrial Landscape by Johnny Kerr

Four Twenty-One

I foolishly convinced myself a few years ago that there was nothing of interest to photograph within city limits unless I was exploring architecture downtown. I like images that are timeless and there are just too many things (cars, businesses, signs, etc.) to date a photograph when shooting in a modern city. Don’t even get me started on […]
Pier Decay Lake Erie Long Exposure Photography by Johnny Kerr

The Deception of Simplicity – Part 2

In my previous post I attempted to convince you that a simple, well-designed composition is more elegant than primitive. In this post I will use one of my own photographs as a case study to examine the complexity and infinite potential in what some may consider to be a simple or even obvious composition. I’ll be referring to my […]
Phoenix Orpheum Gargoyle by Johnny Kerr

The Deception of Simplicity – Part 1

Although I wouldn’t label all of my work as minimalist, it is heavily informed by many of the same principles. Perhaps this comes from my background in graphic design. I appreciate the elegance of minimalism in the same way an engineer would appreciate the simplicity and efficiency of a well-designed machine with no redundant or extraneous parts. However, minimalism seems to be a style that […]
Nelson Fine Arts Center Abstract Architecture by Johnny Kerr

What’s In A Name?

One question I have frequently been asked is, “How do you come up with names for your pictures?” For this post I thought I’d put up a few of my abstract photographs along with a quick description of how I came up with the title. If you have ever wondered about a specific image, feel free […]
Abstract Street Light by Johnny Kerr

Comprehending Abstract Art

In the last couple of years my propensity towards abstraction has become more prevalent in much of my photography. After hearing me use the word abstract to describe some of my work, people often ask me just what abstract means. They recognize it as art jargon, and may have a vague notion of what the […]
La Jolla Walkway long exposure seascape

Patience in San Diego

La Jolla Walkway © 2014 Johnny Kerr 5D Mk III & 24-70 mm f/2.8L II lens. 59 mm, ISO 100, f/22, 90 sec. When my family decided to vacation for a few days in San Diego I knew that I wanted to take along my camera. I needed to create some new images. The problem, however, is […]