Healing Power of Water

Michael Kahn

Available March 2022


The most precious natural resource on our planet, water has the power to soothe, hydrate, and heal. World-renowned film photographer Michael Kahn invites us into this meditative realm with more than 60 black-and-white images of pristine waters in North America, Italy, and England, capturing the mists, movement, and quiet depths. He collects his images on traditional black-and-white film and produces luminous silver gelatin prints in his darkroom. The warmly toned photographs, printed in tritone, are interspersed with inspirational quotes that reveal the deep spiritual connection we have with water, and its restorative power.

Size: 8" x 8" | 67 b/w images | 104 pp
ISBN13: 9780764362651

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Michael Kahn learned traditional photography in a portrait studio where they used Hasselblad cameras with a square 6x6 cm film format. Here Michael received hands-on training in film handling and black-and-white printmaking. After working in advertising, product, and editorial photography, in the mid-’90s Michael took his first sailing photograph of a small boat in the fog on a lake in the Adirondacks, thus beginning his nautical photography career. He made the decision to continue using his film cameras rather than digital equipment and continues to make handmade photographs in his darkroom. Images from his worldwide travels are featured in magazines, museums, corporate and private collections, and fine-art galleries. Michael loves everything about nature and is interested in preservation. His other books are Martha’s Vineyard, Sailing, East Coast Atlantic Beaches, Brandywine, Spirit of Sailing, and Over the Dunes.