Michael Kennas black-and-white photographs of Buddha statues featured in this book are a restorative, inspiring antidote to a chaotic modern world.
Michael Kenna is celebrated for his mysterious and exquisite black-and-white natural and industrial landscapes. He is especially revered for his images of Asia, where he has traveled to some of the worlds most beautiful locations. It is no wonder that among Kennas prolific creations are numerous images of the Buddha from countries such as Cambodia, China, Japan, India, Korea, Laos, Birmania, Thailand and Vietnam. Captured in shrines, temples, sanctuaries, private homes, and museums, these images are quiet, uncluttered, and striking in the interplay of dark and light, line and shadow. Also included in the book are a selection of Kennas Asian landscape photography, an essay about Buddhism, and excerpts from Buddhist scriptures. Fanes of Kennas distinctive evocative style will savor the myriad perspectives of the Buddhas singular form, while anyone inspired by the Buddhas message will be drawn to this photographic journey towards enlightenment.