Nice interview with Michael Kenna

Discussion in 'Film Camera Forum' started by stanleyk, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. stanleyk

    stanleyk SC Top Veteran

    May 23, 2011
    Taylor, Texas
    I guess a Hasselblad is about as far as you can get from a compact camera besides a view camera. However he does use Holgas which are kind of compact. Anyway it's a nice film based interview. I'm very interested because we have a full darkroom set up with the fancy revolving door to the wet/dry sides and multiple formats of enlargers at the main campus where I just transferred. I plan on starting to shoot film this Spring since I have been given permission and a set of keys to lab by the photography instructor.

    An Exclusive HolgaDirect interview with Michael Kenna | Holga Direct

    HolgaDirect: Most of your work is shot on Hasselblad film cameras. But you have also produced images from a Holga. Apart from the first letter these two pieces of equipment are seemingly on the complete opposite ends of the technical spectrum. Do your technical and artistic approaches change much when switching to the Holga?

    Michael Kenna: I’ve always considered the make and format of camera to be ultimately low on the priority scale when it comes to making pictures. I think personal vision is far more important. A sense of esthetics, a personal connection with the subject matter, an enquiring and inquisitive mind – these factors outweigh whatever equipment you use.
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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    Who's Michael Kenna?
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    according to the first line of the story in the link he is ........ "one of the most internationally acclaimed fine art photographers of the modern era"
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
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    Phoenix Gonzales
    I saw some of his works when he had an exhibition in Japan, some of his images inspired me to shoot the way I do.