Michael Kenna, ‘Swings, Catskill Mountains, New York’, 1977-printed 1987, Phillips

Signature: Signed, dated and numbered 87/90 in pencil on the mount; signed, titled, dated, numbered 87/90 in pencil, copyright credit and edition stamps on the verso.

Nazraeli Press, Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective, pl. 64

Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, 2005

About Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna travels the world, attuned to the aesthetic, emotional, and spiritual resonance of natural and urban landscapes, which he seeks to capture in his exquisite black-and-white photographs. Kenna uses long exposure times and shoots in inclement weather to obscure the details of the vistas before him, instead emphasizing atmosphere, tonality, and form in his photographs. As he explains: “I prefer suggestion over description. I like to use the analogy of haiku poetry where just a few elements act as catalysts for one’s imagination.”

British-American, b. 1953, Widnes, United Kingdom, based in Seattle, Washington