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.
Growing up in a number of outback Australian towns developed my love of exploring landscapes, strong cups of tea and a good chinwag. Respect for Country and the significance a landscape can hold is thoroughly embedded in my being. One of my favourite pastimes is travelling to distant places, soaking up cultural experiences and exploring new spaces. Always keen for a road trip adventure, I recently returned to my roots exploring my own backyard, ‘wandering out yonder’ in the diverse landscapes of Western Australia.
Connecting with Boodja (Country) is such an important aspect of my photography. While drone photography has enabled us to capture landscapes using a new technology it is important to acknowledge that this perspective has been documented by Aboriginal people for thousands of years.