Eddy Yanto

Minimalism

Aug 4, 2010

I stumbled across the work of Michael Kenna, a photographer whose work centred around nature and landscape. As seen from his gallery – lake, forest and tree are his favourite objects.

Most photos in his gallery exhibited a minimalist style with a modest choice of colour, mostly black and white. The photos looked simple yet sophisticated evoking a calm and peaceful response.

When he was asked in an interview on why he loves doing black and white photography, he replied:

I believe black and white is immediately more mysterious because we see in colour all the time. It is also more subjective. I think it is quieter and more calm than colour.
— Michael Kenna

His work represented a different perspective on how we look at things - a perspective that is simple, quiet and calm which are abundance in undisturbed nature.