An Agoraphobic Photographer’s Unique Take on Google Street View
Jacqui Kenny is a unique kind of travel photographer. She doesn’t capture photos using a professional camera, nor does she proactively seek to take photos.
Instead, she SCREENSHOTS images TAKEN from Google Street View and filters them through her own unique lense.
When Jacqui Kenny walked away from a company she had co-founded, she had no idea it would lead to an ongoing photographic series spanning just about every corner of the globe.
In part due to her agoraphobia (an anxiety condition that causes individuals to avoid venturing into crowded or remote places), she spent countless hours exploring the world using Google street view.
She sought out locations at random, from faraway towns—to striking images of arid regions with clear horizons. Although she’s never considered herself a photographer, she posses a unique ability to capture and share images that convey a deeper story—far beyond that of Google street view.
Kenny now posts photos from her collection of more than twenty six thousand on an Instagram account called streetview.portraits. This particular project has become a way for her to visit places that she could never go to herself.
“she posses a unique ability to capture and share images that convey a deeper story—far beyond that of Google street view.”