British photographer Michael Kenna, known for his delicate black-and-white landscape photographs, visits Hokkaido every year and tries to capture the traces of people and invisible things remembered in each place, using snow covering the open land, fences and stakes, or unnamed trees and windbreaks as motifs. This portfolio is a selection of seven photographs all taken in 2020, and printed in collotype for the first time for the artist, creating a unique expression with a sense of “wabi.”
Born in 1953 in Lancashire, northwest England. After studying in London, he moved to the United States in the 1970’s and currently lives and works in Seattle. He has received worldwide acclaim for his works, which are rich in poetic sentiment, and which are based on his favorite subject, Japan. His work is held in over 70 museums around the world and has been published in numerous photo books.