James Kerwin

James is a fine art photographer from Norwich in England. He had been into photography for about 4 years, when he spotted some images on the internet of a former mental institution. 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. 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, he 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.