Michael Kenna, 1976-1986
Author: Mark (INT) Johnstone, Michael Kenna
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Mont St Michel
Author: Michael Kenna
Publisher: Nazraeli Pr
Love in Black and White
Author: Michael Kenna, Bianca Rossini
Author: Michael Kenna, Anne Biroleau, Bibliothèque nationale de France
Publisher: Bibliotheque Nationale De France (Acc)
This book, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Bibliotheque nationale de France, shines new light on the work of the English photographer Michael Kenna.
Author: Michael Levin
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub
Michael Levin's award-winning and extraordinarily beautiful photographs have a very painterly quality. In a recent profile, the American fine art magazine Focus declared that, 'Michael Levin's captivating images are soulful and evocative; he is truly one of the rising starts in photography'. Using long exposures, Levin reduces the landscape to elemental shapes. Each image has a simplicity and purity capturing the essence of the landscape. Levin has won a number of awards including the 'Photographer of the Year' award at the 2006/7 International Photography Awards.
Author: Michael Kenna
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
The celebrated contemporary photographer Michael Kenna presents a gorgeous new collection of images, all photographed with plastic Holga cameras. Michael Kenna is internationally renowned for producing evocative black-and-white images of nature and the urban environment. Often photographing at night or in the early morning hours, the majority of his photographs involve long time exposures with the camera on a tripod. However, some of Kenna's more quirky, whimsical, and unpredictable images have been photographed with inexpensive, hand-held, plastic Holga cameras. These cameras generally produce relatively lowfidelity images, with marked vignetting. Precisely because of these attributes and its portability, Kenna often carries a Holga camera, even when he is not specifically photographing. For this beautifully produced book, Kenna has chosen his favorite Holga images, many never seen before, from his vast archive of negatives. Despite their low-tech origin, these refined and artful photographs bear the hallmarks of Kenna's brilliant work.
Author: Josef Hoflehner
The worldwide recognition he has received attests to the tremendous impact of his work. This Austrian photographer, who has been shooting primarily, though not exclusively, in black and white for over 40 years, captures surreal moments in his photos. Reductions and overexposures help him discover special elements and draw both technical and substantive contrasts between the spectacular and the banal. His subjects--everything from peaceful, expansive Icelandic landscapes that look like paintings to jets coming in for a landing just above people's heads--fascinate the viewer. Even more astoundingly, all of these contrasting facets of nature and technology bear Hoflehner's distinct stamp. No matter what topic Hoflehner is skillfully weaving a photographic narrative around, his work exudes incredible serenity and focus. Maybe that's what we find so compelling. Whether it's a photo of a New York skyline or a Malaysian tea plantation, his images have a soothing, contemplative effect on the viewer, although there is also a painful undertone of transience and social criticism.
Author: Michael Kenna
Publisher: Friends of Photography Bookstore
Forms of Japan
Author: Yvonne Meyer-Lohr
This beautiful book presents a meditative, arresting, and dazzling collection of 240 black-and-white images of Japan, made over almost 30 years by the internationally renowned photographer Michael Kenna. A rocky coast along the sea of Japan; an immense plain of rice fields in the snow; Mount Fuji towering over misty wooded hills; silent temples devoid of people but brimming with Buddhist deities; a Torii gate mysteriously emerging from moving clouds and water--these are a few images from this remarkable collection of photographs by Michael Kenna, whose black-and-white work is highly renowned. Forms of Japan, brilliantly designed by Yvonne Meyer-Lohr, is organized into chapters simply titled, "Sea," "Land," "Trees," "Spirit," and "Sky." The quietly evocative photographs, often paired with classic haiku poems of Basho, Buson, Issa, and others, provide a contemplative portrait of a country better known for its energy and industry. Gorgeously reproduced to convey the enormous subtleties that exist in Michael Kenna's traditional black-and-white silver prints, the photographs in this book include both well-known and previously unpublished images from all corners of Japan: Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Okinawa, and Shikoku.
Author: Mitch Dobrowner, Gretel Ehrlich
Mitch Dobrowner has been chasing storms since 2005. Working with professional storm chaser Roger Hill, Dobrowner has traveled throughout Western and Midwestern America to capture nature in its full fury, making extraordinary images of monsoons, tornados, and massive thunderstorms with the highest standard of craftsmanship and in the tradition of Ansel Adams. Dobrowner, a graphic designer by trade, says, As I researched the subject of storm systems and how they formed, I came to appreciate the complexity of these large structured super-cellsmassive storms with deep, rotating updrafts that sometimes spawn tornadoes. As a photographer, I always count myself lucky to get to the right place at the right time. Dobrowners storm series has attracted considerable media interest (National Geographic, Time, New York Times Magazine, among others) and is presented in Storms in a deluxe, largeformat yet affordable edition. The book features an introduction by Gretel Ehrlich that focuses on the phenomenon of storms and on the landscape tradition of the American West.
Author: Tom Baril
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
Author: Michael Kenna
"Limited to 2,000 slipcased copies, and a special edition of 250 numbered and signed copies, presented in a clamshell box"--Colophon.
Author: Sandro Parmiggiani
Publisher: Skira Editore
A beautifully designed monograph surveying the works of the highly acclaimed contemporary photographer. Kennas photographs captivate viewers through their silent drama and magnetism: rather than being accurate descriptions of a place, the photographer seems interested in capturing the invisible lines which enclose space, and in so doing arousing a viewers imagination and reverie. Michael Kenna is an artist for whom the subject is above all the opportunity for a tremendous but constant variation in his view of the world.