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ABOUT

PHOTOGRAPHY

As a Commercial photographer, JAMES KERR is best known for photographing Houses, Gardens, Interiors, & Landscape. He is recognised as one of the leading property photographers in the UK. He is based near Stratford upon Avon and travels nationally and internationally for his work.

He also works for wide range commercial clients that include estate agents retailers, architects, designers, industrial, hotel, tourism and product. His work can also be found in a variety of publications from magazines to coffee table books.

Charges are based on either a half or full day, please get in touch for friendly and informed advice with no obligation.

“I attempt to capture the sublime moments of time and place, endeavouring to create images

that go beyond the purely representational. I seek simplicity and try to impose some order on unruly nature.

I look for the abstracted qualities of geometry and structure that underpin all good works of art.” 

 

PUBLISHED WORK AND PROJECTS :

He has three illustrated  coffee table style books on the First World War published -  See published work and a contributor to several more 

This is now his main area of interest with more work in preparation. 

 

Silent Landscape, Battlefields of the Western Front 1914-1918.

Silent Landscape at Gallipoli, The Battlefields of the Dardanelles one hundred years on.

To Our Brothers, Memorials to a Lost Generation of British Schools.  

 

Shakespeare’s Scenery. 

Coffee table book of Warwickshire, Foreword by Judi Dench. Written by Robert Colvile. See published work

 

Private Gardens of England : By Tania Compton and  Little Brown Publishing - contributing photographer.

Capability Brown Tercentenary Exhibition 2016   - Lenses on a Landscape Genius, contributing photographer.

Finalist International Garden Photographer of the Year 2011 & 2012. 

National Trust accredited photographer.

BATTLEFIELD TOURS 

Tours, Workshops and Lectures 

Following the publication of several books on the Great War he is available as a tour guide to the Western Front, Gallipoli, Normandy and Operation Market Garden.

He is happy to talk or teach on a wide range of photographic or Great War related subjects.  see Battlefield Tours 

PAINTING

I have painted all my adult life and over the years have built an enviable reputation for gutsy abstracted work. To quote Ralph Steadman: 

‘The paint itself is also an object – it is subject to its own motivation, rules and dynamic which the artist must overcome, ignore or amplify‘.  This in so many ways expresses so much the ‘why and what’ I paint.

An admirer of many the great 20th Century masters from Cezanne onwards, it is however from the British schools that include William Scott, Patrick Heron and Roger Hilton that have greatest influence on my work. I paint in oil on board, working from pencil sketches, and complete in my studio.

Over the years I have exhibited regularly in London and locally. Today most of my work is sold through  BRITISH ART PORTFOLIO  .