A master of landscape photography, Michael Kenna's images reveal a world that is almost evanescent. One where diaphanous light enshrouds nature in mystery, with islands, rivers, and even summits standing out in the distance. "In all my work there is a certain prevailing theme which has something to do with memory, with time, with change." Birds soar overhead, tracing aerial figures in fleecy skies, come to rest on a branch, or fly gracefully over hazy expances of water. Suspended flight, halted by moments in time- one that is frozen, immutable.
Shades of gray and depth of field give Michael Kenna's photographs a somewhat melancholic feel. All is silence. Like paintings in the grand classical tradition.