Michael Kahn published Spirit of Sailing,
a book of marine photographs, in 2004.
His photographs are shot on film with a
medium-format camera, printed on paper,
and sepia-toned by hand. Visit www.
michaelkahn.com to see his full portfolio,
where numbered prints can be purchased.
THree dorieS (2011) Top Left
“at dawn, the instant i stepped outside
i knew where i wanted to go,” said Kahn.
“i had been watching this set of three
dories for many years, never figuring out
how exactly to isolate them from a busy
background. But this morning, i knew the
fog was exactly the element i had been
Bow of THe ideM wi TH Mooring
Ball (1995) Top Right
on a trip to the adirondack Mountains in
new York in 1995, Kahn took his rowboat
out in the morning fog, and captured the
moment as it lifted, revealing the moored
Idem. when it came time to print the
picture, he used an old recipe for sepia-
toning and applied it to the image. “This,”
he says, “was the beginning of my
nautical photography career.”
gee wHiz (2012) Bottom Left
Shown here in the adirondacks,
Gee Whiz is a 17-foot Century runabout
built in 1945.