Country: Kenya   •   Medium: Photography


Barry Koenecke tells us that he was born in Kisumu but moved to Mombasa when he was only seven days old. Raised at the Kenyan coast, he loves walking the streets of our coastal towns, taking photos of every day coastal scenes. Most of his shoots are executed in Lamu, Zanzibar or Malindi.

With beautiful compositions; a black and white image of a lonesome boat bobbing in humble waters or a colourful coastal alleyway or old, ornate doorway, all of Koenecke’s photographs are printed using archival inks on high quality canvas using a technique that makes a lot of the pictures look like paintings. In this way, they transform from being mere prints to hauntingly beautiful works of art.

Barry has had successful exhibitions all over the country and more recently a one month show at The Talisman Restaurant where his pieces were well received by art enthusiasts and patrons alike.