Jacqui Kenny, also known as the Agoraphobic Traveler, has been very busy lately. She has just returned from New York at the launch of her photography exhibition with Google and is now preparing to start selling her work online.
Kenny wants to travel the world, but she has agoraphobia – a fear of being in places that are hard to escape from or anxiety leaving the house. So she's found a new way of seeing the world and that is through Google Maps Street View.
Kenny spends hours, days and even weeks wandering the streets of faraway places through Google Street View to find beautiful images. She favors remote locations near the equator to find the aesthetic she is looking for and searches for images with bold, striking colors or shadows.
Kenny documents her photography on her Instagram account at @Streetview.Portraits. Check it out for yourself!
We decided to chat with Jacqui and learn more about her condition, the process of taking images on Google Street View, her recent collabs and other things. Read the SMS Interview below and get to know the mysterious Agoraphobic Traveler!