Hokkaido 2020

Hokkaido 2020

Michael KENNA

Publisher: Benrido

7 Collotype Prints

The British photographer Michael Kenna, known for his detailed monochrome landscape photographs, has been visiting Hokkaido every year to photograph things invisible to the eye—memories, traces left behind by now-gone people, captured in the snow covering the land, in unnamed trees, fences, stakes and other motifs.

This portfolio consists of a selection of seven photographs shot in 2020. It is the first time Kenna’s works have been printed in collotype, lending a new layer of wabi-sabi to his work.

Collotype, one of the oldest techniques of creating photographic prints, is a printing process that involves oil-based pigment inks. The technique is revered for its excellent reproducibility, the smoothness and depth of its textures and its strong durability. It is often employed for the reproduction of important cultural works.
Benrido, founded in 1905 in Kyoto, is one of the most experienced collotype printing studios in the world.

*Print Size: 25.4 x 20.3 cm

Keywords: Hokkaido


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258 × 206 mm
7 pages
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