PhotographerJohnny Kerr
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyJohnny Kerr Photography
City/CountryAvondale, United States
Photo DateNovember 2014-January 2015
Entry Description

In this series of architectural abstractions I focus on various elements such as volume, plane, tone, line, rhythm, space, etc., rather than literal depictions of the subject. I also employ long exposure technique so that the tones in the sky, rather than become flat, empty space, can become part of the compositional movement and continue to lead the viewer’s eye with subtlety that unifies with the lines and movement of the subject. This series is also a new visualization of my home city, Phoenix, Arizona, which is typically known for its desert scenery rather than architecture.

About Photographer

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.