Austin-based photographer Kenny Braun recently shot the cover and story forĀ Texas Monthly May 2013: The Hidden Coast.

Read below what Kenny had to say about the shoot.

“My assignment was to find a great beach scene with dunes, grass and water in the background on Padre Island National Seashore. I spent the day walking through the dunes, trying to heed the following advice given from the website: www.stateparks.com: “If someone is injured in the backcountry and cannot reach medical attention on his or her own, he or she may not be found for a long time. Also, please be aware that rattlesnakes range throughout the island and therefore, although it is not illegal, visitors are advised to avoid walking in the dunes, grasslands, mudflats, and all other backcountry areas.”

The image used on the cover was from the Holga which was loaded with Kodak Portra VC400 film

I had my DSLR, Hasselblad and Holga cameras with me so that I could try different perspectives from each camera. The image used on the cover was from the Holga which was loaded with Kodak Portra VC400 film. I also held a polarizing filter over the lens for the shot.

Most of the time I don’t carry 3 different cameras with me on a shoot, especially if I’m going to be hiking and trudging through thick underbrush and deep sand, but this time I’m glad I did

Most of the time I don’t carry 3 different cameras with me on a shoot, especially if I’m going to be hiking and trudging through thick underbrush and deep sand, but this time I’m glad I did. My unpredictable, 18 year old Holga proved to be the right tool for the job.

The “Silver Kings” spread was shot off of a fishing boat with my DSLR during a calm, foggy sunrise in Aransas Pass. “

2 Responses to “In Print: Kenny Braun for Texas Monthly”

  1. Way to go brother from another mother! Who needs glass when you can use plastic.

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  2. Love the fact that you go so prepared for whatever format or medium strikes you fancy!

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