Michael Kenna Photography

Michael Kenna is a famous landscape photographer who currently lives Seattle, Washington. All of his photos are taken in black and white.

Kenna was born in 1953 in Widner, Lancashire, England and went to three colleges from 1964 to 1976: St Joseph’s College, Banbury School of Art, and then London College of Printing.

He’s won many awards over the years including Honorary Master of Arts from the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California in 2003.

These are a list of places that he’s traveled to and taken pictures of: Japan, Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Austria, Brazil, China, Egypt, Easter Island, Germany, Korea, and lots more.

I like Michael Kenna’s work because he takes photos of very famous landscapes from different countries, including my favorite one: Japan. He captures great detail and his usage of shadows in the pictures are extraordinary. I think others would like to his work because some of us have never been to another country, let alone three or four of them. So seeing Kenna’s vision through his photos is very nice. Plus, black and white is the most powerful way to present a picture because of the story and history behind it.

African Renaissance Monument, Darkar, Sengal

African Renaissance Monument, Darkar, Sengal

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

Ganesha, Kengeri, India

Ganesha, Kengeri, India

Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura, Japan

Merzouga, Morocco

Merzouga, Morocco

Twisted Pier, Odessa, Ukraine

Twisted Pier, Odessa, Ukraine

Photos belong to Michael Kenna. To learn more about him, go to http://www.michaelkenna.net/index2.php

-tjohns94

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