Hillside Fence, Study 6. Teshikaga, Hokkaido, Japan, 2007 © Michael Kenna
I am thrilled to publish a selection of work from master photographer Michael Kenna, in conjunction with his retrospective at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs in London, showing from November 14th, 2012 to January 2nd, 2013. This is Kenna's first exhibition in London in seven years.
"I prefer suggestion over description. The world is pretty chaotic, seemingly always speeding up and getting louder and more visually dense. I am interested in finding and/or creating calm shelters from the storm, places where quiet and solitude is encouraged and inner contemplation possible. I think we could all use a break from time to time..." Michael Kenna, via Chris Beetles.
Michael was one of my fellow jurors for the Grand Prix de la Découverte recently and I was over-joyed to find this fellow British ex-pat (he lives in Seattle) warm, funny, and snappy.
I was interested to see some of Kenna's commercial work. Take a look.
Michael is also showing 'Asian Landscapes' at Galerie Troncin-Denis in Nancy, France, from November 15th, 2012 to January 5th, 2013.