My Book Collection

I guess that I do not have to convince you that photography is my hobby number one, but believe me not the only one. As many other people I do have the desire to collect things, therefore I have decided to collect photography books few years ago. I started with more technical ones. Especially at the beginning when I was trying to learn the basics of photography. After a while, when I  did understand the principles of exposition, depth of field and composition, I had moved a little bit further towards the books dealing with the essence of art and aesthetics of photography.

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Michael Kenna - Photo Exhibitions

I would call myself a lucky man, since I have had a chance to visit two of Michael Kenna’s exhibitions during the last six months. The first exhibition took place in Amsterdam in November 2010 and my wife had actually organized the whole trip for me (including personal meeting with Michael) as an early X-Mas present:) I was very excited when I arrived to Amsterdam and a few hours latter I was heading to the gallery for the opening ceremony. To my big surprise the exhibition did not take place in a big fancy gallery as one would have expected, but in the very small one, the smallest I have ever seen:) In this case it was prime example when the saying “size does not matter” was proven more than true. The gallery had an amazing atmosphere and the photographs were absolutely awesome. I spent quite a some time observing all the pictures and at the end I got enough courage to go and meet face to face the photographer. I did say to him something like “ehm, my wife sent me over here” and it was like saying a special secret code. He was fully aware of the whole deal and we started to talk and talk about photography, personal life and much more. One hour later I felt I should let other people to have a chance to talk to him, so I asked him to sign some of his older books I have in my collection and I left with my mind in the sky.

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