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, […]
Salton Sea boat on land by Johnny Kerr

Kick at Darkness

I am pleased to partner with Kick at Darkness for their 2017 Holiday Catalog. I am donating 50% of the proceeds from two of my most popular limited edition prints towards supporting survivors of sexual abuse on their journey to healing.   Each print is produced on high quality archival photo paper, and will be […]

2017 International Photography Awards

I’m very grateful to have been recognized with an Honorable Mention in the 2017 International Photography Awards for my Ambiguity series featuring abstract architecture photographs made in Tempe, Arizona. Although I have yet to place in the International Photography Awards, this is my third year in a row earning an honorable mention.     From the IPA […]
Phoenix Children's Museum Architecture by Johnny Kerr

Bot Invasion

I’m often asked how I “find” my photographs. My answer is always the same, “I’m always looking, everywhere I go.” A Reductionist Approach Graphic design and photography have taught me to see in abstraction; to view things not only for what they literally are, but also for the visual components that make them up. Through […]
suspension bridge abstract architecture by johnny kerr

From the Archives: Vol. 1

Of the many, many photographs I make, only a select few ever go into my portfolio. The majority are doomed to spend eternity hidden away on a hard drive, never to again see the light of day. Every now and then I sneak into limbo and take a look with fresh eyes at some of […]