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Norwich & District Photographic Society's programme of Special Presentation continues on the 8th January 2019 when James Kerwin talks about his unique award winning photography.
Read more about James in this extract from his bibliography 'Behind the camera with James Kerwin'
I have loved photography ever since purchasing my first "real"camera in 2010 as a matter of fact it has become part of my every day thinking, my every day life and it is my one real passion. The camera forces me to go to places I otherwise would never really travel to - like Iceland, why without a camera or photography would I ever go on a holiday to Iceland? I might, but would I be up for sunrise, I highly doubt it. After four years behind the camera shooting a variety of genres (such as weddings), I stumbled across architecture photography in late 2013, and I have been shooting inside abandoned spaces and buildings ever since.In 2014 I began shooting my first abandoned building series entitled ‘Decadence’, and four years on I have built up a large portfolio of both interior and location photography taken in some of the most striking photography spots in Europe and beyond. With a primary focus of capturing rich colour palettes and straight lines in the camera, I then like to take the raw photograph and use modern post processing techniques to create each completed image.During 2015, I was picked up and signed a deal to work with my current art agency Goodman & Co, based in the Netherlands. They ship and sell my work to galleries as large format plexi-glass pieces of artwork across Europe. In addition, I have hosted two large exhibitions here in my home city, including in December 2016 when I was invited to exhibit at Art Fair East a large art trade show held in my home city, Norwich. Recently my images have been shortlisted in a number of international competitions, most recently a category winner for Architecture in both the Chromatic colour awards and the ND Awards 2017 and as recently as last week I came 2nd in the Architecture category of the International Photography of the Year competition. Since the February of 2017 I have been a Pro Partner for Benro and an ambassador for Tenba bags as well as holding an affiliation with Phottix lighting accessories, all of whom now help me with my photography needs.
Special presentations are FREE to attend to members of the Society but guests are able to purchase a ticket which subject to availability costs £10 prior to the event and £15 on the door. Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite.co.uk