Michael Kenna was in England in 1953. He moved to San Francisco in 1977. San Francisco has remained his home ever since.
Master of black and white shooting landscape photos - so talking about him the last thirty years of his life. All his pictures - black and white print of size 30 × 30. Kenna's photographs are often made at dawn or in the dark hours of night with exposures up to 10 hours. Kenna has said "you can't always see what's otherwise noticeable during the day… with long exposures you can photograph what the human eye is incapable to seeing".
Michael Kenna's prints have been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout the world with permanent collections in the Bibliotheque, Paris; The Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague; The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Kenna has also done a great deal of commercial work for such clients as Volvo, Rolls Royce, Audi, Sprint, Dom Perignon and The Spanish Tourist Board. He is the author of 18 books.
In Ukraine, Kenna shot in Odessa, Kiev and the Kiev Sea in Vyshgorod.