Michael Kenna: Des Oiseaux English Edition (Signed)
Michael Kenna will be in the Bookshop on Thu 7 July 2022, from 17.00 for a Book Signing. If you can't make it to the event, signed copies can be pre-ordered.
A master of landscape photography, Michael Kenna’s images reveal a world that is almost evanescent. One where diaphanous light enshrouds nature in mystery, with islands, rivers, and even summits standing out in the distance. “In all of my work there is a certain prevailing theme which has something to do with memory, with time, with change.” Birds soar overhead, tracing aerial figures in fleecy skies, come to rest on a branch, or fly gracefully over hazy expanses of water. Suspended flight, halted moments in time—one that is frozen, immutable.
Shades of gray and depth of field give Michael Kenna’s photographs a somewhat melancholic feel. All is silence. Like paintings in the grand classical tradition, Kenna's photographs a somewhat melancholic feel. All is silence.
Title: Des Oiseaux (On Birds)
Publisher: Xavier Barral, 2019
Author: Guilhem Lesaffre
Photographer: Michael Kenna
Size: 26 x 20.5 cm, 104 pages