In this long exposure image I was studying the movement of tourists in front of a California seascape across multiple moments. Although there is much movement in the photograph, my eye is captivated by the single man who remained still through the entire exposure. He seems to be in unity with the calm, ethereal atmosphere I’ve created by abstracting the movement of the water and sky, smoothing it with the long exposure. Juxtaposed against the still man and the calm sea are the bustling, ghostly tourists who seem unaware of a peaceful moment missed.
Johnny Kerr is an American fine art photographer based in Arizona. His college studies and early career concentrated on graphic design, though he has pursued art in various forms since childhood. A desire to change careers in his late twenties brought him back to school to study education. Removed from the commercial sector, and creating art solely for himself once again, Johnny found a new voice in the medium of photography. Self-taught in the craft of photography, Johnny cites his lifelong study of art, his graphic design experience and his appreciation for minimalist design as having the largest influences on his work. Johnny’s work often explores the abstract qualities of his subjects, placing them, to varying degrees, outside of their literal context. His use of space reflects his pursuit of quietude. Since earning his Masters degree, Johnny makes his living teaching photography and devotes his personal time to his family and personal photography projects.