abstract, fine art and archaeological images


2020 bbc website, image of rainbow over city centre, newcastle upon tyne

2018 yorkshire archaeological society, images of roman carlisle

2018 b/w exhibition, images of the island of stromboli

2017 photographer, swimming with seals project, active northumberland and mind

2017 active northumberland website, images from swimming with seals project

2017 berwick advertiser, image from swimming with seals project

2017 civic centre abstracts, exhibition of small works, hatton gallery, newcastle upon tyne

2017 forthcoming, 'revealing 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 in the 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, gosforth

2012 photographer, international women's day, newcastle events

2012 photographer, north east kayaks launch event, opened by sir alan beith MP

2012 valleystracts exhibition, the late shows / ouseburn valley

2011 featured artist, interesting photographers.com

2010 featured artist, minimal exposition.com

2010 archeothema magazine, images from hadrian's wall

2009 'count belisarius: the last roman general' by ian hughes, image of arch of galerius in thessaloniki

2008 schmap! rome edition, image of san carlo alle quattro fontane


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. all italian text © lorraine kerr and giacomo belardi 2015; all english text © lorraine kerr 2015-20; grey customised social media icons © lorraine kerr 2016. except where stated otherwise, all other images are © lorraine kerr and lorraine kerr photography 2008-2020. website design © lorraine kerr 2019-2020

biographical notes

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.

photos © lorraine kerr 2008-2020