Chai Pyung Gon Sculpture, DMZ, Paju, Gyeonggido, South Korea, 2012
Michael Kenna’s mysterious photographs, often made at dawn or in the dark hours of night, concentrate primarily on the interaction between the natural landscape and human-made structures. Kenna is both a diurnal and nocturnal photographer, fascinated by light when it is most pliant. With long time-exposures, which might last throughout the night, his photographs often record details that the human eye is not able to perceive.
His hand crafted black and white prints reflect a sense of refinement, respect for history, and thorough originality.