Michael Kenna


Author: Michael Kenna

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 9783791383774


Page: 144

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The celebrated contemporary photographer Michael Kenna presents a gorgeous new collection of images, all photographed with plastic Holga cameras. Michael Kenna is internationally renowned for producing evocative black-and-white images of nature and the urban environment. Often photographing at night or in the early morning hours, the majority of his photographs involve long time exposures with the camera on a tripod. However, some of Kenna's more quirky, whimsical, and unpredictable images have been photographed with inexpensive, hand-held, plastic Holga cameras. These cameras generally produce relatively lowfidelity images, with marked vignetting. Precisely because of these attributes and its portability, Kenna often carries a Holga camera, even when he is not specifically photographing. For this beautifully produced book, Kenna has chosen his favorite Holga images, many never seen before, from his vast archive of negatives. Despite their low-tech origin, these refined and artful photographs bear the hallmarks of Kenna's brilliant work.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781590051399

Category: Photography

Page: 104

View: 8600



Author: Michael Levin

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub

ISBN: 9781904587705

Category: Photography

Page: 96

View: 7192


Michael Levin's award-winning and extraordinarily beautiful photographs have a very painterly quality. In a recent profile, the American fine art magazine Focus declared that, 'Michael Levin's captivating images are soulful and evocative; he is truly one of the rising starts in photography'. Using long exposures, Levin reduces the landscape to elemental shapes. Each image has a simplicity and purity capturing the essence of the landscape. Levin has won a number of awards including the 'Photographer of the Year' award at the 2006/7 International Photography Awards.

Seeing Japan

Author: Charles T. Whipple

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 4770023375

Category: Photography

Page: 103

View: 7766


The scenes and images that best typify Japan are showcased in this lavishroduction - full colour photographs throughout, with a succinct andlluminating text. Part 1 presents the tremendous range of landscapes andustoms in the various distinctive regions of this suprisingly large andiverse nation, while Part 2 concentrates on the arts and traditions of aulture that has been nurtured over centuries. Part 3 offers essentialackground on the country's history, language and people.

Photography in Japan 1853-1912

Author: Terry Bennett

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462907083

Category: Photography

Page: 320

View: 687


Photography in Japan 1853-1912 is a fascinating visual record of Japanese culture during its metamorphosis from a feudal society to a modern, industrial nation at a time when the art of photography was still in its infancy. The 350 rare and antique photos in this book, most of them published here for the first time, chronicle the introduction of photography in Japan and early Japanese photography. The images are more than just a history of photography in Japan, they are vital in helping to understand the dramatic changes that occurred in Japan during the mid-nineteenth century. These rare Japanese photographs—whether sensational or everyday, intimate or panoramic—document a nation about to abandon its traditional ways and enter the modern era. Taken between 1853 and 1912 by the most important Japanese and foreign photographers working in Japan, this is the first book to document the history of early photography in Japan a comprehensive and systematic way.

Night walk

Author: Michael Kenna

Publisher: Friends of Photography Bookstore


Category: Photography

Page: 59

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A Self-portrait : Photographs, 1945-1964

Author: Marc Feustel

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor


Category: Photography

Page: 216

View: 953


"From the end of the Pacific War in 1945 to the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964, Japan underwent an extraordinary transformation: from a nation ravaged by the destruction of war, Japan became a rising economic power. This period of radical change generated an unprecedented creative energy which breathed new life into Japanese photography. By the mid-1950s, Japan was at a crossroads between tradition and modernization, a moment fraught with contradiction, immortalized by the most talented photographers of the time." "The 150 photographs in this collection represent a unique vision of a nation struggling to define itself. These images are accompanied by essays from renowned Japanese experts, who provide social and historical insight into this period and its photographic output. The first comprehensive review of this period in Japanese photography, Japan: A Self-Portrait offers a tribute to the nation's strength and solidarity in the face of profound upheaval and a rare chance to view the depth of its artistic talent."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Discovering Japan


Publisher: Stichting Kunstboek

ISBN: 9789058565617

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 6331


A perfect introduction to Japan, illustrating one man's love for the country Japan is a country with a unique and somewhat mysterious culture. It is a land of diversity and contradictions. You will find ancient customs, cherished and unchanged for over thousands of years, as well as cutting edge technology and the latest gadgets. In Japan you ll be amazed with the charmingly courteous way travellers are treated and the delicacy with which Japanese food is prepared and served. It is a country where the majority of its population lives in vast cities like Tokyo and Yokohama. But it is also a country with stunning landscapes made up of thousands of islands lying on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Marc Popelier's life-long love for the country has crystallized into the pages of this book. It is a perfect introduction to Japan and will surely tempt anyone to visit this fascinating country."

Michael Kenna

Images of the Seventh Day

Author: Sandro Parmiggiani

Publisher: Skira Editore

ISBN: 9788857206882

Category: Photography

Page: 271

View: 5992


A beautifully designed monograph surveying the works of the highly acclaimed contemporary photographer. Kennas photographs captivate viewers through their silent drama and magnetism: rather than being accurate descriptions of a place, the photographer seems interested in capturing the invisible lines which enclose space, and in so doing arousing a viewers imagination and reverie. Michael Kenna is an artist for whom the subject is above all the opportunity for a tremendous but constant variation in his view of the world.

Michael Kenna


Author: Michael Kenna,Anne Biroleau,Bibliothèque nationale de France

Publisher: Bibliotheque Nationale De France (Acc)

ISBN: 9782717724370

Category: Photography

Page: 231

View: 2180


This book, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Bibliotheque nationale de France, shines new light on the work of the English photographer Michael Kenna.

Figure Fantasy

The Pop Culture Photography of Daniel Picard

Author: Daniel Picard,Sideshow Collectibles,Kevin Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608875511

Category: Humor

Page: 120

View: 3517


See your favorite pop culture icons like never before in this collection of humorous photographs featuring Sideshow figures. Join celebrated photographer Daniel Picard as he explores what his favorite pop culture heroes and villains are up to when they’re not caught up in the battle between good and evil. This unique collection of meticulously composed images showcases a variety of comic book and movie icons in realistic and often hilarious everyday settings. Using fan-favorite figures from Sideshow Collectibles, Picard gives these classic characters a fresh twist, presenting them in perfectly arranged, to-scale environments that create believable scenes and tongue-in-cheek parodies. Among the gallery of memorable images are photographs of a Stormtrooper with a desk job, the Joker shopping for a Batman Halloween costume, and Harley Quinn taking a selfie. Featuring a foreword by Simon Pegg, an afterword by Kevin Smith, and an introduction from Daniel Picard detailing his one-of-a-kind take on pop culture parody, Figure Fantasy is a true treasure for fans, collectors, and photographers alike.

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Author: Kerry Brougher,Hiroshi Sugimoto,David Elliott

Publisher: Cantz

ISBN: 9783775716406

Category: Photography

Page: 368

View: 9729


Essays by David Elliott, Kerry Brougher and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Gaza Photo Album

Author: Kent Klich

Publisher: Umbrage Editions

ISBN: 9781884167867

Category: Photography

Page: 88

View: 4180


Disturbingly beautiful images and gripping interviews show war's annihilating effects through personal stories of Palestinian families.

Sally Mann

A Thousand Crossings

Author: Sarah Greenough,Sarah Kennel

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419729034

Category: Photography

Page: 320

View: 9396


For more than four decades, Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographe that explore the overarching themes of existence : memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature's magisterial indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work—including figure studies, landscapes, and architectural views—is that it is all bred of a place, the American South. Fully immersed in its literary and visual culture, Mann— a native of Lexington, Virginia— has long written about what it means to live in the South and to be identified as a southerner. Using her deep love of her homeland and her knowledge of its fraught heritage, she asks powerful, provocative questions—about history, identity, race, and religion—that reverberate across geographic and national boundaries. Presenting essays both personal and scholarly, this richly illustrated monograph constitutes an in-depth exploration of the evolution of Mann's art, with more than one hundred photographs, including several previously unpublished ones. Sally Mann : A Thousand Crossings considers how Mann's relationship with her native land has shaped her work and how the legacy of the South—as both homeland and graveyard, refuge and battleground — continues to inform American identity and experience.

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Slant Rhymes

Author: Rebecca Norris Webb

Publisher: La fabrica

ISBN: 9788416248865

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 112

View: 6312


Slant Rhymes is a conversation between two world renowned photographers, Magnum photographer Alex Webb and poet and photographer Rebecca Norris Webb, a married creative couple who have authored 18 books.

Ryan McGinley

Way Far

Author: David Rimanelli,Ryan McGinley

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847846911

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 6509


"…the most important photographer in America…” —GQ magazine In his second book for Rizzoli, Ryan McGinley focuses on the work that he has become best known for since he first rose to prominence ten years ago: the summer road trips. Since the earliest days of his unparalleled career, every summer McGinley has gathered up a group of thirty college-age kids, rented a bus, and set out on a cross-country trip. These trips—now legendary among the artist's large coterie of friends and collaborators and the art world at large—and the photographs created during them have established him as the most consequential photographer of his generation. In the photos, McGinley documents the summertime explorations and exploits of a group of twentysomethings but also renders something much more fleeting and ineffable: the freedom and abandon of youth. Whether hiking on peat-covered mountains, swimming in crystalline lakes, rolling around in vast fields of tall grass, or squatting in derelict countryside barns, the artist's photographs of young, naked bodies in pastoral scenes have been his signature, and his triumph has been his ability to evoke innocence and nostalgia with flashes of sexual brio. McGinley's work has continued to deliver on the promise it made nearly a decade ago—that he is the most influential and important chronicler of his generation.


The Modern Ruins of Japan

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

ISBN: 9781908211460

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

View: 7087


Stepping away from the lights and into the shadows, one adventurous photographer embarks on an underground voyeuristic journey, documenting a curious collection of images that provide a rare and intimate glimpse into a secret, mysterious and sometimes bizarre world. Miniature jungles sprout and thrive in the rooms of a discarded beachside resort. Filled with curiosities and eccentric furniture, a long forgotten love hotel crumbles away on the outskirts of a small country town. Inside a large snow covered building, a giant taxidermy walrus sits wedged in the corner of a darkened, dust filled room. After years of abandonment, vines and foliage take over from past crowds to engulf roller coasters, carousels and water slides in a swampy amusement park. Rows of stools await more customers as the years pass by in a dilapidated strip club filled with retro treasures. Each with its own unique story to tell, the end result is the presentation of a fascinating realm where one can contemplate Japan s hidden journey from permanence to disposability, composition to decomposition and construction to deconstruction."