Author: Michael Kenna
Brand: Prestel Publishing
Number Of Pages: 152
Release Date: 08-12-2017
Details: Product Description 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 low- fidelity 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. Review ***** 'Despite their low-tech origin, these pictures are Kenna through and through: minimalist, tranquil, and full of spirit. What's more, Prestel has done a great job reproducing the work's full range of tones and using subtle typeface. Kenna loves Holgas because his experience of using them is one of surprise and discover; leafing through the book, you get much the same feeling' --Amateur Photographer 'difficult to believe that these unmistakable Kenna pictures were produced with such a low-tech camera. His unique stamp is on every one, distinctively beautiful……it is the photographer, not the camera that achieves greatness' --Black and White Photography magazine About the Author MICHAEL KENNA is a U.S.-based, British photographer, best known for his black-and-white, landscape, and urban landscape photography. He is the author of Rouge and Forms of Japan (both by Prestel).
Package Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.6 x 1.0 inches