Michael Kahn’s stunning seascape and spectacular sailing photographs are exhibited in art galleries and museums throughout the world. Kahn’s handmade photographs are each signed and created in editions of 50 or less.

With his 1950’s camera, Michael travels extensively to photograph the world’s finest boats and pristine seascapes. He collects his images on traditional black and white film and produces luminous silver gelatin prints in his darkroom. His traditional technique united with his distinctive sense of form, vision, and composition has allowed him to be one of the most memorable photographers of our time.

photograph information

Traditionally printed by Michael in his darkroom, these photographs are made in editions of 50 or fewer. Each fine print is signed, numbered and finished to museum standards. It should be noted that each print is unique because the photographs are handmade, thus guaranteeing a beautiful original piece of art with exceptional collector value that will last for generations.

Handmade silver gelatin photographs shown in the gallery pages come in sizes 14" x 14", 19" x 19". Only three of Michael's photographs are available in oversized handmade prints measuring 48" x 48" and are printed in editions of 10, making these large and rare museum-quality photographs the ultimate in photographic art.

Digital oversized prints come in various sizes up to 50" x 50". These prints are the highest quality digital prints in the marketplace, and represent the best of what science and art have to offer. Printed on 300lb. German watercolor paper, the oversize prints are carefully matched for color and integrity with the original artwork and are proofed personally by Michael.

Some editions shown in the galleries are sold out. Please inquire for details.



  • Iris Gallery, Aspen (970) 429-1010


  • Cavalier Gallery, Greenwich (203) 869-3664

  • J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, Fairfield (203)259-8753


  • Galleria Silecchia, Sarasota (941) 365-7414

  • Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach (561) 805-9550


  • Northlight Gallery, Kennebunkport (207) 967-3320


  • Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown (410) 778-7330


  • Blue Heron Gallery, Wellfleet (508) 349-6724

  • Cavalier Gallery, Nantucket (508) 325-4405

  • Focus Gallery, Cohassett (781) 383-0663

  • Focus Gallery, Chatham (508) 348-1493

  • North Water, Edgartown (508) 627-6002

  • Iris Gallery, Boston (617) 895-8951

    Rhode Island

  • Arnold Art, Newport (800) 352-2234

    South Carolina

  • Martin Gallery, Charleston (843) 723-7378


  • bangwallop, Salcombe


  • AD Galerie,Genolier

  • art professionals

    We are always happy to hear from art professionals. Please inquire regarding our special discount programs and to discuss our custom print sizes that will specifically address your clients particular needs. We'll put together a custom package including our catalog and marketing material for your reference. Michael's photographs are especially suited for use in advertising, such as investment, retirement, greeting cards, calendars, posters and book covers. Please inquire for more details.

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  • Over the Dunes book release, signing, gallery tour, 2015

  • Art Complex Museum, Duxbury MA, upcoming 2015

  • Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown MD, September 2014

  • Focus Gallery, Chatham MA, September 2014

  • Martin Gallery, Charleston SC, March 2014

  • Work Zone, group exhibition, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown MD, 2013

  • Close to the Edge, group exhibition, Hard Castle Gallery, Centreville DE, 2013

  • Delaware Museum of Art Centennial Juried Exhibition, 2012

  • Salty Dog Gallery, 2012

  • True North Gallery, Kennebunkport ME, 2012

  • Middle Space Focus Gallery, Chatham MA, 2012

  • Shaw Contemporary Jewelry, North East Harbor Maine “For the Love of Boats” 2012

  • Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach FL, 2012

  • Art for Embassies 2012 Programtwo handmade photographs to the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain

  • Darkroom Photography: A Glimpse into Tradition at North Water Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA 2011

  • True North Gallery, Kennebunkport ME, 2011

  • Middle Space Focus Gallery, Chatham MA, 2011

  • A D Galerie: Art by Genéve 2011

  • Portland Museum of Art: Biennial Juried Show 2011

  • Martin Gallery, Charleston SC 2010

  • Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs FL, 2010

  • Salty Dog Gallery, Southwest Harbor ME, 2010

  • Focus Gallery, Cohassett, MA 2010

  • Penobscot Marine Museum: Maine’s Windjammers 2010

  • Landing Gallery, Rockland ME 2010

  • Exhibition at the Gallerue Aalders – Saint Tropez, 2008

  • Seascapes Exhibit Carla Massoni Gallery, Charleston MD, 2006

  • Carla Massoni Gallery, 2005

  • San Diego Maritime Museum: Solo Exhibition 2005

  • Art for Embassies 2004 Program: Consigned 2 handmade photographs to the U.S. Embassy in Katmandu

  • “The Spirit of Sailing” Kip Marina: Inverkip, Scotland 2004

  • “The Spirit of Sailing” 8 Solo exhibitions visiting galleries across the U.S. 2004

  • “The Spirit of Sailing” Exhibit: Carla Massoni Gallery 2003

  • Sun Sand Sea Exhibit – Carla Massoni Gallery 2003

  • “Golden Age of Sail” 8 solo exhibitions visiting galleries across the U.S. 2002

  • “Golden Age of Sail” Carla Massoni Gallery 2002

  • Alinder Gallery, CA: Group Show 2001

  • Gardner-Colby Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard: Labor Day Solo Show 2001

  • “Light, Wind and Water,” Edward Carter Gallery, Lewes, DE: Solo Exhibition 2001

  • “Light, Wind and Water,” Edward Carter Gallery, NYC: Solo Exhibition 2001

  • The Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio, Solo Exhibition 1997

  • “Wooden Ships of Maine,” Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME, Solo Exhibition 1997

  • Gardner Colby Gallery, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA 1997

  • Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic Seaport Museum 1998

  • publishing


  • Over the Dunes, Brilliant Press 2015
  • The Spirit of Sailing: A Celebration of Sea and Sail: Courage Books 2004
  • Brandywine, The Jarad Company 1990

  • Magazines

  • Ocean Magagzine, Australia, Lens Flare Feature, January 2014
  • Adirondack Life, August 2014
  • Cape Cod HOME, Early Summer 2014
  • Cruising World Magazine, March 2014
  • Cape Cod Life 2014 Annual Guide
  • Dialogs with Great Photographers, Holden Luntz Gallery
  • Beaufort Magazine, Finland
  • dodho
  • Lucky Compiler
  • Gaastra blog
  • BoatUS
  • Classic Yacht
  • Ocean Magazine
  • Shutterbug Magazine - website profile
  • N-D Magazine
  • Small Craft Advisor
  • Classic Boat, UK
  • Elle Decor
  • Photography Journal, Ukraine
  • Focus magazine
  • Fotoforum International
  • Segeln Magazine
  • Coastal Living
  • Forbes Life
  • Chesapeake Home
  • Attaché
  • Women’s Day
  • The Hunt
  • Classic Boat
  • Sailing Magazine
  • Sailing Journal: Germany
  • The New York Times
  • Town & Country
  • Homes & Interiors: Scotland
  • Homes Plus: Scotland
  • Architectural Digest
  • 1990 Mid-Atlantic Magazine, Honored as one of their Leading Photographers
  • Maritime Life and Traditions
  • Marine Art Quarterly
  • Rangefinder Magazine
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Coastal Living
  • Country Living
  • Cruising World
  • Delaware Today
  • Family Circle
  • Historic Preservation
  • Latitudes
  • Mid-Atlantic Country
  • Photo Technik International
  • Sailing World
  • Photography Journal: Ukraine

  • Publishing:Cards, Calendars, Posters

  • Felix Rosenstiel’s Widow & Son, Ltd., UK
  • Bruce McGaw Graphics
  • The Art Group, London
  • Graphique de France
  • Nouvelles, France
  • Ronnie Sellers
  • Brown Trout
  • Helma, Czech Republic

  • Corporate Collections & Clients

  • Bain Capital
  • The American Board of Surgery
  • Microsoft Collection
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Exxon
  • E. I. DuPont de Nemours Company
  • Nations Bank VISA
  • MGM
  • Universal Pictures
  • Bostonian Shoes
  • The Territory Ahead
  • Nu Skin
  • Liberty Property Trust
  • MBNA Bank
  • First USA Bank VISA
  • Dean Witter Reynolds
  • Warner Brothers
  • Lukens Steel, Inc.
  • Starnet, Inc.
  • Grisko, Inc.

  • book purchase

    The Spirit of Sailing features over 60 of Michael Kahn's dramatic sepia toned photographs of sailboats and seascapes. The coffee-table book showcases photographs eloquently set beside quotes in praise of sailing and the sea. Michael's warm toned images perpetuate the beauty of our all too-fragile environment. The Spirit of Sailing can be purchased through Amazon or via PayPal using the button below. Autographed copies also available.

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