February 24, 2013
Paul Kenny has photographed a stone wall near the ruined village of Lonbain, on the Applecross peninsula in Wester Ross in the Scottish highlands. The ruined village is a remnant of the clearances of the 1780's.
Above the beach, on a plateau above the shoreline, is a sheepfold made of the most beautiful rounded stones. The wall is beautiful, each stone, shaped to perfect ovoid symmetry by hundreds (thousands?) of years in the sea. Each stone is decorated with intricate colonies of lichen.
Kenny has constructed a project out of photographing the wall:
Paul Kenny, lonbain stone with caligraphy 1993.
Kenny focuses on the detail of the Lonbain wall--the individual stones in the wall. It is lovely work. I just love the rich black and white tones of the images.