archaeological and art-historical images were the starting point of my work with the camera; in the atrophied urban surroundings that were a feature of many a site visit, i began to see the potential beauty that belies the broken down, neglected and ostensibly mundane aspects of towns, cities and suburbs. from here i built up a portfolio of incidental urban details and over the next few years i began to explore other artistic possibilities, in particular the total extraction of subject matter from surroundings, so that what was the essence of an image for me also became the only possible focus for the viewer. in this way abstract photographs gradually became the dominant form in my photographic repertoire. it was also during this time that i discovered my preference for the aesthetic rigours of the square format, or 1:1 ratio.
i travel frequently, particularly in the classical world, and i am still adding to my collection of archaeological images. if you would to know if i have an image of a particular monument, or would like to use an image, please get in touch with me via my contact page.
i regularly contribute archaeological and art-historical images to books, websites and magazines. i am also an approved getty images artist, and i contribute botanical images to adobe stock. for a select gallery of my botanical images, please click here.
special thanks are due to the very talented sicilian photographer giacomo belardi, whose patient correction of the italian text that i wrote for this website has ensured a smoother read for italian speakers everywhere. text © lorraine kerr 2015-2021; all images © lorraine kerr and lorraine kerr photography 2008-2021. two image layers have been used with permission of karl hurst and maria stock. website design, including social media icons, © lorraine kerr 2015-2021.
sample of activities
2021 forthcoming, italian RadioNews24 interview about stromboli abstracts and exhibition
2021 foro italico exhibition (venue tbc)
2020 bbc website, weather page leader image
2018 yorkshire archaeological society publications, images of roman carlisle excavations
2018 stromboli exhibition
2017 photographer, swimming with seals project, active northumberland
2017 berwick advertiser, image of longstone lighthouse
2017 civic centre abstracts exhibition, hatton gallery, newcastle upon tyne
2017 'discovering the archaeology of the the border roads' by david jones, image of inscription
2016 indirect objects: portrait project, broadacre house, newcastle upon tyne
2015 blast beach exhibition, hatton gallery, newcastle upon tyne
2015 guardian printed edition, photo of water reflections at civic centre, newcastle upon tyne
2014 guardian web edition, spring photos leader image
2014 featured photographer, december edition of winter sun media arts magazine, california
2014 commissioned mural and canvas artist for zentopia lifestyle, california
2013 blast beach exhibtion, the late shows / ouseburn valley
2013 war memorials online, main image for wallsend world war I memorial
2013 projet 192, madrid, image commemorating one victim of the madrid train bombings of 2004
2013 great north museum, backdrop image for society of antiquaries bicentennial exhibiton
2013 english heritage guide to chesters roman fort, image of milecastle 36
2013 duke's moor school gate commission, newcastle upon tyne
2012 photographer, international women's day, newcastle events
2012 photographer, north east kayaks launch event
2012 valleystracts exhibition, the late shows, ouseburn valley, newcastle upon tyne
2011 featured artist, interesting photographers.com
2010 featured artist, minimal exposition.com
2010 archeothema, images from hadrian's wall
photos © lorraine kerr 2008-2021