Biography James Kerwin:
James is a 34 year old fine art photographer from Norwich in England. It was October 2013 and James had been into photography for about 4 years, when he spotted some images on the internet of a former mental institution here in England. Although it was not his style of photography, he was instantly drawn in and wanted to see more. Since that day James has travelled to undisclosed and out of bounds sites in over ten European countries capturing the decay and neglect of some stunning locations that have included derelict asylums, deserted chateaus, former power plants, under water structures and even entire cities such as Pripyat near Chernobyl. Once inside an abandoned structure there is no noise, no people shopping, commuting, driving or talking on their mobile devices; it is tranquil and peaceful, this is something that James loves and that he has a real passion about. James’ focus is capturing rich colour palettes in camera before using post processing to produce each completed image using Adobe Creative Cloud products. Throughout the last 3 years comments are also made in relation to Kerwin’s composition, something that he takes great pride over. During 2014 James won three different photography competitions with some of the compositions that are shown here, some of which are now his most popular pieces. Away from the camera, James enjoys the fresh air, spending time with friends over good food, feeling the warmth of the summer sun and the sense of adventure that travelling brings.