Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Nature / Trees

Tree of Life

  • Photographer
    Julie Kenny
  • Technical Info
    100 Iso, 24mm, F2.8, 1/90th Of A Second
  • Photo Date
    16th July 2021

The tree is seen as a sacred symbol, which carries significant meanings in both religious and spiritual philosophies. From above the surrounding sheep tracks combined with the fallen tree reminded me of the Tree of Life. While the aerial perspective focuses on the earth, you can see the pooled water in the sheep tracks reflecting the blue of the sky. While this represents many different things, for me it communicates the interconnection of all things, beginnings and endings, the cycling of life.

Julie Kenny honed her photographic skills in analogue-based film photography, utilising 35mm, medium and large format cameras during her studies at TAFE. After completing an Advanced Diploma of Applied Science in Photography, Julie furthered her studies at Edith Cowan University, undertaking a Bachelor of Communications and Diploma of Education. More recently, Julie merged her knowledge of the traditional mediums with new technologies, gaining a commercial drone licence. Since this undertaking her work has strongly focused on highlighting the beauty of regional locations.