Paul Kenny made the empty beaches on the west coast of Scotland his favourite retreat, taking found objects from the sea and the coast back to his studio. Initially he was interested in 'particularly beautiful objects', then for 'material collected at random'. Eventually Kenny began to take home sea water. He would then construct negatives on clear acetate or glass by 'repeatedly applying drops of sea water and waiting for it to dry' so that the salt crystals formed a regular pattern. His photographs combine industrial and natural materials to produce enticing abstracted forms.