photo: 'David'- a glass fronted factory in Normandy.
I'm a photographer based in Dorset, England.
The black and white image has more relevance to me, so I shoot monochrome as I prefer it's graphic nature and greater distance from reality. I have returned to using film, but not to the 'wet darkroom' as I relish the control that digital post production provides and using Jone Cone's 'Piezography' inks I am able to make superb monochrome prints that exceed the quality of any darkroom silver prints I could ever make.
My photography continued when I was busy working in a television sound career which started at Anglia TV in 1966, but through my years in the 70's at LWT and Limehouse, work and children took over so I stopped serious photography during my freelance TV mixing years in the mid 1980's and whilst I ran my own TV sound post production suite from 1996 until 2010. A period with a digital camera then commenced but the thrill of photography has been rejuvenated by returning to using a Hasselblad film camera. It feels like 'picture making' again and not using a computer!
My greatest influence would be Michael Kenna. He photographs at the times of day, or more often night, when other photographers put their cameras away and I find the simple beauty of his 'minimal' images very compelling. Photography is often about 'what you leave out'.
My earliest photographic images though were of made of aircraft, as a teenager living in Singapore. I have over the last few years printed many of these and put them on this website. The more I return to these old negatives the more I enjoy them so I hope others find them pleasing.
Litton Cheney, Dorset.
Michael Kenna www.michaelkenna.com