Thank you for taking the time to have a quick look at my biography section. My name is Jim Kearney and I was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the North East of England in 1954.

I have always had a passion for painting, drawing and design and in 1972 I enrolled at Newcastle Polytechnic to start a three year HND in Business Studies with a Diploma in Industrial Design. My intention at that time was to find a career in design, however life often doesn't go according to plan and I found myself working in a Corporate environment in Information Technology. I spent the next twenty eight years there until I felt enough was enough, I had served a life sentence!

In 2002 I decided to try my hand at being a full time Landscape Photographer. Although I had no formal training in photography I had spent a great deal of time taking pictures as an amateur. It all started when I used to take reference photographs to use whilst indulging my other passions, walking and climbing, including a number of years spent in completing the Munros (all the mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet, a total of 284). I would always take a camera with me to record my trips, with varying degrees of success.

 

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2002 was a long hard year, I built up a portfolio of images and started trying to find outlets for my work, which is not easy as there is a lot of competition out there. However, slowly but surely I managed to get my work out there and over the last few years the demand has grown consistently.

 

I now exhibit in a number of Galleries in the North of England and Scotland. Over the years I have developed an individual style and I like to concentrate on panoramic landscapes as I think this format is ideally suited to capturing the sense of space.

In order to retain creative control over the final product I like to do everything in-house from taking the photographs to printing and framing the finished images. All of the materials I use are of the highest quality, ensuring that your finished picture will last a lifetime without fading.

2010 saw the publication of my first book. In Panoramic format it covers Northumberland, from the beautiful coastline with it's historic Castles and delightful bays, to the rugged Hills and dramatic Hadrian's Wall.

Please keep popping back to the website as I hope to be updating the site regularly in the coming year.

 

 

 

I was determined to improve my photographs and would study them intently to determine why some looked good and others not so good.

Over time I started to build up a depth of knowledge and techniques in order to gain more consistent results.