Hokkaido by Michael Kenna. First edition (2006). First impression. Large format slipcased hardback in near fine condition. Signed and numbered by Michael Kenna to title page. There is a slight indent to front of slipcase and a minor abrasion (hard to photograph) on the back of it. There is some marking to cover (wooden). Pages clean. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
“Hokkaido is a precious treasure. So, I have found it to be highly intriguing, gently seductive, dangerously wild and hopelessly romantic. Hokkaido has shared with me an immense amount of spectacular subject matter, for which I am highly appreciative and hugely indebted. Firstly, I especially love Hokkaido in the winter months. As a result, the landscape becomes transformed by layers of ice and snow into a stark, white canvas, a graphic sumi-e painting, a visual haiku. So, the reduction of sensory distractions – leafless trees, absence of color, and eerie silences, demands a concentrated and attentive focus – a perfect recipe for serious creative photography. Add hot onsens, cold sake, fresh hoke, and lively karaoke bars – the resulting mixture is absolutely irresistible.”
About Michael Kenna
Michael Kenna (b.1953) is a photographer who was born in Widnes, England, and is best known for his photographs of black-and-white landscapes. Firstly, he was a student at the London College of Printing. Afterwards, he began working as an artist and a photographer.
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