Kerry Maloney takes quiet, yet magnetic photographs of her surrounding world. Originally from New York and back now, she lived in Los Angles for over ten years.
This switch in coasts has shaped her images through the years. Although her focus has been mostly on landscapes, she’s also now experimenting with studies of the figure. In her works, you’ll see references to New York City, rock and roll, and fashion - as these worlds have made up her life for many years.
Maloney has had a diverse background. She has worked in public relations and marketing, including special events for over 25 years. She was a publicist at Playboy magazine in New York City and an events manager at a number of event companies in Los Angeles. Maloney even has massage license.
When her friend was sick and dying with AIDS, she took care of him and chronicled his illness through photography. One of her images of him was published in Family, Systems & Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare. Some of her images of women include a defying tribute to Amy Winehouse and all of her unique glory.
Maloney’s family home in Long island, New York has also been a subject of her work. “Winter Days in Miller Place (Long Island Sound)” is an image of one of her favorite seascapes from where she spent summers growing up. “Miller Place” is a sleek and moody shot on the edge of a shimmering coastline. There is a staircase that goes right into glass-like water. Sadly, the staircase was wiped out by hurricane Sandy.
Other subjects have included a percolating New York City skyline, disturbing windows from Bergdorf Goodman on fifth avenue, and whimsical sites around Los Angeles.
Maloney regularly exhibits around the country and donates photos to charity events like the Boys and Girls Club of Bellport, New York. She was also involved in the Pancakes & Booze Collective Art Show in Los Angeles.
Whether black and white or color, Maloney has a curious distinct view all her own that she can only capture.