23.10.08 by Jeff

Michael Kenna

Photography by Michael Kenna. I have become a bit obsessed with this kind of dead silent, meditative, photography lately. I can’t remember where I first saw Kenna’s work but something about it felt very Japanese, like reading a haiku. Later I found out that most of the images I was looking at, had actually been shot in Japan.

http://www.michaelkenna.net













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



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  • mitch

    I don’t remember where I’ve seen this series before, but I do remember clicking through it for at least a half an hour, and being enthralled the entire time.

    Excellent stuff.

  • http://www.jolinphoto.com Jolin

    this is really rad – man jeff you have been finding some good stuff lately haha

  • http://girlmeetsnyc.blogspot.com Susanna-Cole

    Really inspiring, I do love how the photos feel so silent, even though, obviously, photos are always “silent”, but there just seems to be still that transends (sp) whenever I look at photos such as, and in some ways these are more gripping than photos cluttered and colorful! 😉

    xoxo,
    S-C

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  • Vasilis

    He is good! Gooood!

  • http://www.ajphoto.info Anthony jones

    Less is more!

  • http://www.biancarossini.com Denise D

    Beverly Hills, CA – World-renowned, British-born, photographer Michael Kenna and Brazilian-born Hollywood author and actress Bianca Rossini collaborated to create a book of 45 black and white photographs and poetry titled “Love in black and white” Published by Nazraeli Press in Summer-2009.

    “Love in black and white is a work of extraordinary collaborative passion” – Don Heckman.

    Read more: http://www.biancarossini.com/column20.pdf

    Watch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAntEreiFSE

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See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.

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