Michael Kenna Photographs
March 18, 2004 1:26 PM   Subscribe

Michael Kenna: Photographs
posted by hama7 (10 comments total)
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posted by hama7 at 1:28 PM on March 18, 2004

The heightened contrast gives these photos an otherworldly, almost painterly quality. Although the subjects are often stereotypical of "arty" photography (i.e. the Lone Tree in a Field, the Room in Partial Shadow) they are very nice.
posted by gwint at 1:42 PM on March 18, 2004

if you like Kenna, you'll probably find Rocky Schenck interesting as well
posted by matteo at 1:43 PM on March 18, 2004

saw some of his stuff at tacoma's museum of glass :D

good stuff!
posted by kliuless at 2:03 PM on March 18, 2004

Wow. Beautiful.

I went to Uni with a Michelle Kenna, photographer, so I freaked out for 2 seconds.
posted by arha at 2:39 PM on March 18, 2004

Very well done, and they are indeed painterly. Although not in a textured brush-stroke type of way, it's more about the compositions. Interestingly, paintings started to get composed this way upon the introduction and acceptance of photography -- i'm thinking of the cropping and the way the elements are positioned relatively to the edges of the pictures. That is sometimes called "photographic cropping" among painters. So my point, and argument, is that these pictures are photos that look like paintings that look like photos.
posted by edlundart at 2:40 PM on March 18, 2004

Thought his stuff looked familiar then saw his commercial work page. Looks like every major auto mfg has used him at one time or another.
posted by stbalbach at 3:45 PM on March 18, 2004

They have a very asian/zen feel. Beautiful and pacifying. Thanks, hama7!
posted by velacroix at 6:20 PM on March 18, 2004

wow, thanks! this is absolutely awesome.
posted by amithee at 6:31 PM on March 18, 2004

Beautiful. Thanks.
posted by maggie at 5:09 PM on March 19, 2004

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