MICHAEL KENNA

2 NOVEMBER 2012 - 2 JANUARY 2013

A major London retrospective of work by the world's greatest living landscape photographer.

Kenna's 1st exhibition in London for seven years, showcasing innovative new work and timeless classics.

Michael Kenna is one of the most popular and influential landscape photographers of the last 50 years. His unique minimalist imagery has inspired many, and earned him a huge and loyal following. Fans of Kenna's photography will be delighted to learn of his 1st major retrospective exhibition in London.

Michael Kenna looks for interesting compositions and arrangements within the natural landscape. He is drawn to certain times of day and night, preferring to photograph in the mist, rain and snow clear blue sky and sunshine do not inspire him. He only photographs his work in black and white, as he believes that,

"Black and white is immediately more mysterious because we see in colour all the time. It is quieter than colour."

Sir Elton John, a long-term collector of his photographs, wrote the following about Michael's work as the foreword to our exhibition catalogue:

"Elegant. Serene. Meditative. This is why I was first attracted to Michael Kenna's work. Since the early 1990s, I have built a substantial collection of his photographic prints. I am still captivated by the mystery of his night images and the sophisticated simplicity of his landscapes. One also has to admire his personal dedication to the fine craft of making flawless, impeccable prints. Like Kenna, I am drawn to the brilliant work of Bill Brandt, Joseph Sudek, Alfred Stieglitz and Harry Callahan. The influence of these artists, along with his own interpretive style, creates a brilliant serenity that captivates me with every image. "

Kenna currently lives in Seattle with his family and continues to travel the world producing new work. His photographs are held in permanent collections at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

TRANQUIL BOAT, GRAND CANAL, VERSAILLES, FRANCE, 1996 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

TRANQUIL BOAT, GRAND CANAL, VERSAILLES, FRANCE, 1996

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STONEHENGE, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1990 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

STONEHENGE, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1990

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CHRYSLER BUILDING, STUDY 3, NEW YORK, USA, 2006 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CHRYSLER BUILDING, STUDY 3, NEW YORK, USA, 2006

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MANHATTAN BRIDGE, STUDY 1, NEW YORK, USA, 2006 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MANHATTAN BRIDGE, STUDY 1, NEW YORK, USA, 2006

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MIDTOWN TWILIGHT, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, 2006 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MIDTOWN TWILIGHT, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, 2006

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EAST 40TH STREET, NEW YORK, USA, 2006 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

EAST 40TH STREET, NEW YORK, USA, 2006

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FULL MOONRISE, CHAUSEY ISLANDS, FRANCE, 2007 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FULL MOONRISE, CHAUSEY ISLANDS, FRANCE, 2007

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PLANE AND SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN, RIO DI JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 2006 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PLANE AND SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN, RIO DI JANEIRO, BRAZIL, 2006

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NIGHT LIGHTS, RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL, 2009 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

NIGHT LIGHTS, RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL, 2009

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TEOTIHUACAN, STUDY 1, MEXICO, 2006 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

TEOTIHUACAN, STUDY 1, MEXICO, 2006

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DON QUIXOTE'S GIANTS, STUDY 5, CAMPO DE CRIPTANA, LA MANCHA, SPAIN, 1996 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DON QUIXOTE'S GIANTS, STUDY 5, CAMPO DE CRIPTANA, LA MANCHA, SPAIN, 1996

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WINDING WALL, MONT ST MICHEL, FRANCE, 2004 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

WINDING WALL, MONT ST MICHEL, FRANCE, 2004

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CHARLES BRIDGE STUDY NO 10, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, 2007 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CHARLES BRIDGE STUDY NO 10, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, 2007

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BASILICA DI SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE, VENICE, ITALY, 1980 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BASILICA DI SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE, VENICE, ITALY, 1980

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CAMPO SAN VIO VIEWPOINT, GRAND CANAL, VENICE, ITALY, 2007 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CAMPO SAN VIO VIEWPOINT, GRAND CANAL, VENICE, ITALY, 2007

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SIX GONDOLAS, GIADINI EX REALI, VENICE, ITALY, 1980 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SIX GONDOLAS, GIADINI EX REALI, VENICE, ITALY, 1980

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FISHING NETS, SMARLACCA, VENETO, ITALY, 2006 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FISHING NETS, SMARLACCA, VENETO, ITALY, 2006

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CHANNEL CROSSING, CALAIS, FRANCE, 1997 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CHANNEL CROSSING, CALAIS, FRANCE, 1997

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PONTE SAN NICCOLO, FIRENZE, ITALY, 1998 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PONTE SAN NICCOLO, FIRENZE, ITALY, 1998

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RATCLIFFE POWER STATION, STUDY 46, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, 2003 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

RATCLIFFE POWER STATION, STUDY 46, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND, 2003

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