Fine Art Photography

Career Change: R.J. Kern Moves from Weddings to Fine Art

January 2, 2018

By David Walker

© R.J. Kern

From R.J. Kern’s new book The Sheep and the Goats, “Attack of the Clones, Garmisch, Germany.” The project began when Kern was in Ireland  and looking for subjects to light.   

Twice rejected by a good art school, photographer R.J. Kern paraphrases Mark Twain: “Never let school interfere with your education,” he says. “I’m a fan of learn-by-trying.” Primarily self-taught, Kern has supported himself shooting weddings since 2012. Now his fine-art career is taking off on the strength of his portraits—of sheep and goats. It sounds preposterous, but his portraits are...

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