Born and raised in Perth, Australia Leah Kennedy has spent a large portion of her working life in a technical engineering environment. From both Irish and English descent she lived in Cork, Ireland from 1999 until 2008 working, travelling and exploring. Returning to Australia and fuelled by a desire for change she pursued photography as a creative outlet and career, now studying Bachelor of Arts – Fine Arts and Visual Culture at Curtin University.
Kennedy explores contrasts and ambiguity, questioning societal norms relating to identity, globalization, and environmental concerns. Her works blend aesthetics of minimalism and abstraction both playing an underlying and explicit role. While personal experiences fuels Kennedy’s work fundamentally the themes are socially and culturally applicable to contemporary life.