SPOTLIGHT: Michael Kenna

The snow settled in Falmouth today.  Its good snow.  Light and powdery.  Good for snow angels.  And compacting for snowballs.  Always good fun with friends.

Michael Kenna’s photographs have long inspired words such as mysterious, elegant, and hauntingly beautiful – adjectives that likewise describe the Japanese landscape. The photographs in Kenna’s important new monograph, Japan, are the result of an ideal pairing of artist and subject.

“He has been reflective when others have been militant, romantic when others have been skeptical. Such isolation can starve all but the most independent of talents, but for these it can provide a sanctuary where visions can develop undisturbed. Kenna is one of these.”
– Joanna Pitman, The Times (London)