“Pont des Arts, Paris” by renowned landscape photographer Michael Kenna, transforms an iron bridge into a delicate, ethereal link between two dreamlike worlds. Kenna, who originally devoted himself to becoming a priest, creates photos imbued with a sacredness inspired by his religious studies. Kenna uses extremely long exposures, only in the serenity of night or dawn, to accumulate time and memories, and will often spend numerous hours with a subject before photographing it, to familiarize himself with its essence. Respected worldwide, Kenna’s work has been featured in countless exhibitions and museums.
Michael Kenna, a renowned British landscape photographer who was originally bound for the priesthood, discontinued his religious studies, but retained the discipline’s spirituality in his reverent nature images. Kenna uses unusually long exposures to capture time and memories, working in the tranquility of nighttime or dawn. To forge a deeper understanding of a subject, Kenna often spends many hours with it before photographing it, and pays his respects by returning to it years later. Designed to elicit intimate emotions, Kenna’s award-winning photos are no larger than 8’ x 8’, and have graced worldwide exhibitions and museums.