The Role of Vision In Photography

One could almost argue that digital photography is a different medium than traditional photography (film, wet plate, etc.), despite their fundamental similarities. Or at least it has the potential to be. It’s not that photo manipulation is unique to digital photography; manipulation has been practiced since long before digital imaging technology arrived on the scene. Master printers have been […]
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 […]

Hill of Prayer & The Zen of Creating

Hill of Prayer © 2014 Johnny Kerr  Made with: 5D Mk III with 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens. ISO 100, f/9, 1/400 sec. I’ve been living in a constant tension lately that I can only describe as creative congestion. I often hear about artists struggling with creative frustration—a sort of dry spell akin to writers block—and I’ve indeed suffered through my share […]

Music, Lovely People, and Photography

It’s a truly wonderful thing when two of your passions meet in the middle.  In this case it was Irish traditional music and photography. A couple weekends ago I had the pleasure of spending some time with the Mac Gabhann’s (pronounced “MacGowan”) as they visited Phoenix.  I’ve visited and shared tunes with Antóin Mac Gabhann twice before; first in […]

Tim Johnson, Painter

This is Tim.  I first met Tim about three years ago after I began teaching with his wife.  He is an amazingly talented artist with a humble demeanor (a wonderful combination).  He has a delightful, sarcastic wit and a genuinely kind personality. As I continue exploring the world of portraiture I’ve been trying to be more bold […]

Best of 2013

I am honored once again to have another of my photographs chosen as a winner for a contest by Photographer’s Adventure Club.  The theme for this contest was “Best of 2013.”  I submitted this photograph because I do feel it represents one of my strongest and most compelling images from last year. One of the […]

Can Your Camera Strap Make You A Better Photographer?

I recently picked up a new vintage-inspired neck strap for my camera. My old neck strap (the one that came with the camera) is fine, except for the fact that it advertises the camera make and model to anyone within a 25 foot radius. Not only does it shout in bright red embroidered letters, “Hey, I’m expensive, you […]

Numbers Do Not Define Us

This is my first portrait of 2014.  I was pleased to collaborate with fellow photographer Tara O who got out from behind the camera for a change to do some modeling for me.  I’m glad she did because we were able to make some very nice images together.  This image, along with a few others I’ve done […]


  This is my second block print series, Rolleiflex.  I based this design off of the iconic twin lens reflex camera of the same name.  The Rolleiflex was a tried and true standard for many professional photographers in its day due to its compact size, light weight, sturdy build and superior optics.  Models like the one represented […]