Michael Kenna

Now that I've brought up Ansel Adams in my blog, I thought it would be a good idea to also introduce Michael Kennas work. Both artists (and I mean Artists) have been pivotal to me in my own progress as a photographer. Ansel was responsible for making me want to pick up a camera in the first place, and Kenna has shown me that photography is about what you visualise and imagine in your mind. It doesn't always have to be a verbatim recording of what was there.

Shooting throughout the night, he has a very 'zen' like approach to the landscape which I very much agree with. Photography is not just about seeing something and making an image of it. It is also about forming an emotional connection with your surroundings and being open and aware to what is presented to you. And perhaps just enjoying the moment.