British photographer Michael Kenna is best known for his black-and-white landscapes featuring ethereal light achieved by photographing at dawn or at night with exposures of up to 10 hours. He mainly uses Hasselblad medium format and Holga cameras, accounting for the square format of most of his photographs.

Beetles+Huxley gallery in London is exhibiting a selection of his French photographs, timed to coincide with the release of the monograph, France (Nazraeli Press).

Michael Kenna: France, showing from 28 January to 21 February, is the first opportunity to see an extensive selection of his French archive in Britain.

Michael Kenna France
Mont St Michael, Normandy, France, 1991© Michael Kenna/Beetles Huxley
Michael Kenna France
Full Moonrise, Chausey Islands, France, 2007© Michael Kenna/Beetles Huxley
Michael Kenna France
Bassin de Latone, Versailles, France, 1997© Michael Kenna/Beetles Huxley
Michael Kenna France
Eighteen Hedge, Versailles, France, 1998© Michael Kenna/Beetles Huxley
Michael Kenna France
Pont des Arts, Study 3, Paris, France, 1987© Michael Kenna/Beetles Huxley
Michael Kenna France
Cours la Reine, Paris, France, 1987© Michael Kenna/Beetles Huxley
Michael Kenna France
Passy Metro, Paris, France, 1991© Michael Kenna/Beetles Huxley
Michael Kenna France
Jardin des Plantes, Study 1, Paris, France, 1988© Michael Kenna/Beetles Huxley
Michael Kenna France
Octagonal Basin, Parc de Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France, 1996© Michael Kenna/Beetles Huxley
Michael Kenna France
Pebbles and Beach House, Cayeux-sur-Mer, France, 2009© Michael Kenna/Beetles Huxley
Michael Kenna France
Soirée, Beau Rivage, Nice, France, 1996© Michael Kenna/Beetles Huxley

Kenna began photographing France in the early 1980s. He has returned to the country throughout his career, drawn to the romance of the landscape.