I grew up in Houston, about 50 miles from Galveston. I’ve always loved being on the Texas Coast, but when I discovered surfing that love turned into obsession.
Dreams and memories inform much of the work here. Surfing has become commercialized, trivialized and mythologized, but its primal appeal is pure. In these photographs I hope I have managed to portray some of that enduring fascination, as well as the singular and sometimes unexpected beauty of the Texas coast.
Kenny Braun is known for environmental portraiture, landscape and fine-art photography. Music, surfing and photography have been his passions since high-school, each influencing the other. His personal work explores a sense of place and memory by returning to scenes from his childhood. His series on Texas Surfers and the Gulf Coast titled Surf Texas was published by the University of Texas Press in 2014. Other books include the Salt Lick Cookbook published in 2012 and Jack Allen’s Kitchen Cookbook published in 2014. His new book on the Texas Landscape, As Far as You Can See, is due to be published by UT Press in the Spring of 2018.
Braun’s work is included in numerous private and public collections including the Wittliff Collection at Texas State University. As an editorial photographer his work can be seen in Garden and Gun, Texas Monthly, Wired, Southern Living, Texas Highways, This Old House Magazine and more. He is represented by the Stephen L. Clark Gallery in Austin and the Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston.
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