TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Abstract

Crossing Paths

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Abstract
  • Photographer
    Julie Kenny
  • Technical Info
    100 Iso, 24mm, F2.8, 1/2000th Of A Second, Dji Mavic Air 2
  • Photo Date
    13th December 2021

This image depicts a pair of emu footprints crossing a salt lake in Western Australia. You can observe the loss of definition in the tracks and the emus crossed a softer section of a lake, revealing the dark mud below the salty crust. While drone photography has enabled us to capture landscapes using newer technology, it is important to acknowledge that this perspective has been documented by Aboriginal people for thousands of years.

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.