Aerial photography gives us an entirely new perspective and a new view of the world around us. I always find it exciting to see this new perspective, and so does Australian photographer Leah Kennedy. So, she took her gear and flew over vast landscapes of Namibia in a helicopter or a small aircraft. She played with the aerial view in search of abstraction, and this has resulted in some fascinating, painting-like images.
Many of us have seen photographs of the abandoned mining town of Kolmanskop in Namibia. Even if you don’t remember the name of the place, it’s difficult to forget photographs of houses, being reclaimed by the surrounding desert, flooded with sand.
For most of us, that’s about as far as this story goes, but for Australian photographer Emma McEvoy, this was the beginning of a journey. Not content with simply seeing photos of this location, Emma made it her mission to visit one day, and to photograph it for herself.