Photographic artist was looking for a charity to support “and it was right in front of my eyes”

Double Bay based photographic artist Ralph Kerle suffers from keratoconus, the slow deterioration of muscles in the cornea and his vision has worsened over the years. The cornea becomes distorted and causes blurred vision which can have a marked effect on the person’s life, especially their working life.

But for Ralph, a photographic artist, his rare eye condition has informed his art. His unique view of the world will be discussed with Dr Con Petsoglou, ophthalmologist at Sydney Eye Hospital on Thursday 10 December at his official gallery opening in Double Bay.

Ralph’s unique view has evolved and is heavily influenced by the elements of nature, always capturing water and the reflections created by light. That movement and colour is what makes Ralph’s art so unique, as his photographs appear blurred but are, in fact real, untouched images.

Ralph has kindly chosen to support Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation, the charity dedicated to helping Sydney Eye Hospital. People can donate online at or through proceeds of sale through Ralph Kerle’s art gallery.

As Ralph says, “I was looking for a charity and it was right in front of my eyes.”

View more of Ralph’s unique original signed limited editions of 3 to 5 prints on his website. Ideal for private art collectors and collection curators. Suitable for exhibition, museum, gallery and feature art installations.