Paul Kenny’s Camera-less Photography


Kenny has spent many years developing a unique, camera-less photographic practice that is rooted in his concern for the environment, and in his love for both the British coastline and innovative photography. He has travelled to Japan, France and Ireland but his work has gained the most momentum by taking the remote beaches of Wester Ross in north-west Scotland and the Western fringes of the outlying islands as subject matter.

Kenny renders down scraps of flotsam and jetsam that he collects from the strandline into regular squares and rectangles, which evoke looking through a window or at the creased contours on an unfolded map. He is interested in the tension of man-made objects that have been battered by nature, and he tries to exploit this tension to make the viewer consider man’s position in the universe.

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