'Bow of the Idem'
Kahn is a photographer whose luminous and powerful images represent his
two life-long passions: the ocean and classic sailing yachts. He travels
the globe to produce his series of works.
Michael hand-prints his images, using a process he developed over many
years of researching and working in the darkroom. Michaelís warm toned
black and white images are unique and demonstrate his expertise as a fine
As a lover of nature, the sea, and sailboats, Michaelís work perpetuates
the beauty and majesty of our all too fragile environment and celebrates
the architecture of sailing vessels and those who preserve them.
Represented by international galleries, Michael Kahnís works are also held
in both private and large corporate collections, such as McGraw Hill,
Liberty Property Trust, and MBNA Bank. He photographed, under assignment,
for EXXON, DuPont de Nemours Company, and Nations Bank Visa. His prints
are seen in set designs for films by MGM; his still shots appear in the
Warner Brothers film, 'Message in a Bottle', and the James Bond film, 'Die
Michael has been profiled and his images showcased in prominent magazines
and newspapers such as National Geographic, Coastal Living,
Architectural Digest, Classic Boat, Sailing World, The New York Times,
and The Wall Street Journal.
Michael Kahnís work has been published in several books: Brandywine
through The Jarad Company in 1990, and a collection of his classic boat
photographs titled The Spirit of Sailing in 2004 with Running Press. His
images are printed on posters published by Bruce McGaw Graphics, note
cards and seascape calendars by Graphique de France LTD, sailing calendars
by Brown Trout, and note cards by Mystic Seaport Museum.
"Like another great American master, Ansel Adams, Michael Kahnís
photographs distinguish themselves for their sureness of vision, richness
of atmosphere and subtlety of surface. With a simple straightforward
approach, heís able to make statements of great complexity and evocative
power that transform the ordinary worlds into images of ethereal beauty
Michael Kahn Photos:
Traditionally printed by Michael in his darkroom, the photographs are made
in editions of 50 or fewer. Each handmade silver gelatin photograph print
is signed, numbered and finished to museum standards.
Photograph Retail Pricing:
14x14" handmade silver gelatin
$1,500 unframed; $1,700 framed
19x19" handmade silver gelatin
$2,150 unframed; $2,500 framed
30x30" fine art pigment print
$3,300 unframed; $4,300 framed