Pioneering landscape photographer Michael Kenna is known to do wonders with his simple yet ethereal black and white frames that capture different landscapes across the world.
Safdar Jang, Study 1, Delhi, India, 2006
His minimalist photographs have garnered him acclaim all over the world with exhibitions held in almost all the continents. Other than travelling exhibitions Kenna’s works are also a part of the permanent collections at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and MoMA, San Francisco.
Nine Boats, Andakarnnazi Beach, Kerala, India, 2008. Pics courtesy/Tasveer and arttd’inox, in partnership with Vacheron Constantin
Kenna’s works will now be seen for the first time in India through his exhibition, Michael Kenna — A Journey Through Asia.
This exhibition includes 48 black and white photographs that capture landscapes across India, Thailand, Vietnam, China, South Korea and Japan. From the Huangshan mountains in China, to Kerala.
Tea Estates, Study 1, Munnar, India, 2008
Through his photographs, Kenna tries to start a conversation and a discussion with his subject matter — latent atmosphere and memories that are exuded by a space.
Bamboo and Tree, Qingkou Village, Yunnan, China, 2013
His images also explore the footprints left behind by humans over a landscape through different structures and objects. He likes to maintain a sense of consistency through his images so he can have the pictures taken during different eras of his career be next to each other without a jarring contrast.
Huangshan Mountains, Study 25, Anhui, China, 2009
Michael Kenna: A Journey Through Asia has been organised by Tasveer in collaboration with Arttd’inox. It’s a part of Tasveer’s eighth season of exhibitions, in partnership with Vacheron Constantin.
Kenna’s tip for photographers
Michael Kenna uses exposures of upto 10 hours to capture minute details and transitions in nature. These long exposures help subdue distracting details.
From: February 15 to 21
At: Artdd’inox, Orbit Terraces, opposite Kamala Mills, Lower Parel.