In the age of digital reproduction there is an abundance of artwork out there. No one needs to buy anything from me. When they do therefore be it a postcard or a limited edition print its appreciated. It is a privilege to have my work in peoples homes or office walls.


Photography has changed greatly in the past ten years with the arrival of digital technology and shows no sign of slowing down. One wonders where it will be in the next ten.This aside, no matter how much technology advances it cannot replace the minds eye for seeing, anticipating and creating compositions. The process be can problematic and frustrating with light being transient and fleeting. Often you venture out and return having had a good walk and nothing to show for it. However, when it does comes together and you capture something special its a great feeling.


I continue to work in film and digital formats but whether one has merit over the other is not important to me. I think it is about the end result and has it captured what I had seen.


I hope the devotion shows in my work and what I am trying to convey in a creative form.


Over the years I have been privileged to work for some wonderful companies, organisations and galleries. Here is a small sample –


Glaxo Smith Kline
Durham University
Durham Cathedral
Sunderland University
World Heritage centre
Kemble Art Gallery, Durham


Runner up in the Take a View  landscape photography competition for the Network Rail category. Image –  Snowcapped roofs.
Shortlisted for Digital Basics open competition. Image – Rowing in the Mist


2005 DLI Art Gallery (Solo)
2006 Teikyo University of Japan, Durham (Solo)
2008 Van Mildert College University of Durham (Solo)
2011 Queens Hall Art Gallery Hexham (Solo)
2012 NEST Art Gallery Barnard Castle ( Group)

John Erwin Photography
29 South Road
High Etherley
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 0HZ
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