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

  • Admiralty Gallery, Vero Beach (772) 231-3178


  • Northlight Gallery, Kennebunkport (207) 967-3320


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


  • 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, Iris Gallery Boston MA, May 21st; North Water Gallery Martha's Vineyard, July 23rd; Focus Gallery Chatham MA, August 22nd; Martin Gallery Charleston SC, December 4th; most dates and locations tbd, 2015
  • “Sailing,” Three-Person Exhibition, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, 2015
  • “First Light,” Two-Person Exhibition, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD, 2014
  • Gallery talk, Focus Gallery, Chatham, MA, 2014
  • Gallery talk, North Water Gallery, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 2014
  • “Becalmed,” Two-Person Exhibition, Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC, 2014
  • “Work Zone,” Group Exhibition, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD, 2013
  • “Close to the Edge,” Group Exhibition, Hard Castle Gallery, Centreville, DE, 2013
  • Centennial Juried Exhibition, Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, DE, 2012
  • “For the Love of Boats,” Exhibition, Shaw Contemporary Jewelry, Northeast Harbor, ME, 2012
  • “At Night: Images in the half light,” Exhibition, Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, 2012
  • Art for Embassies 2012 Program, two silver gelatin photographs to the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain
  • “Darkroom Photography: A Glimpse into Tradition,” North Water Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 2011
  • Solo Exhibitions, True North Gallery, Kennebunkport, ME, 2011, 2012
  • Group Exhibitions, Focus Gallery, Chatham, MA, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Art by Geneve, A-D Galerie, Switzerland, 2011
  • Biennial Juried Show, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, 2011
  • Exhibition, Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC, 2010
  • Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL, 2010
  • Exhibition, Salty Dog Gallery, Southwest Harbor, ME, 2010
  • Exhibition, Focus Gallery, Cohasset, MA, 2010
  • “Maine’s Windjammers,” Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, ME, 2010
  • Exhibition, Landing Gallery, Rockland, ME, 2010
  • Exhibition, Galerie Aalders, Saint Tropez, France, 2008
  • Group Exhibitions, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD, 2005, 2006
  • Solo Exhibition, San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego, CA, 2005
  • Art for Embassies 2004 Program: two silver gelatin photographs to the U.S. Embassy in Katmandu, Nepal
  • “The Spirit of Sailing,” Kip Marina, Inverkip, Scotland, 2004
  • “The Spirit of Sailing” Solo Exhibition, eight galleries across the U.S., 2004
  • “The Spirit of Sailing” Exhibit, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD, 2003
  • “Sun Sand Sea” Exhibit, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD, 2003
  • “Golden Age of Sail,” Solo Exhibition, 8 galleries, 2002
  • Group Show, Alinder Gallery, Gualala, CA, 2001
  • Labor Day Solo Show, Gardner-Colby Gallery, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 2001
  • “Light, Wind and Water,” Solo Exhibition, Edward Carter Gallery, Lewes, DE, New York City, NY, 2001
  • Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT, 1998
  • Solo Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, 1997
  • “Wooden Ships of Maine,” Solo Exhibition, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME, 1997
  • Gardner-Colby Gallery, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 1997
  • “Chiaroscuro,” Two-Person Exhibition, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE, 1994
  • Photo Exhibit, Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA, 1990
  • publishing


  • Over the Dunes, Brilliant Press 2015
  • 140 pages, 11.5x12", 73 quad tone photographs. Please email info@michaelkahn.com for pre-order information.
  • 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
  • WoodenBoat
  • Photography Journal, Ukraine
  • Focus Magazine
  • Fotoform International, Germany
  • Segeln Magazine, Germany
  • Coastal Living
  • Forbes Life
  • Chesapeake Home
  • Attaché
  • Woman’s Day
  • The Hunt
  • Classic Boat
  • Sailing Magazine
  • Sailing Journal, Germany
  • The New York Times
  • Town & Country
  • Homes & Interiors, Scotland
  • Homes Plus, Scotland
  • Photo Technik International, Germany
  • Maritime Life and Traditions, USA/France
  • Marine Art Quarterly
  • Rangefinder Magazine
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Country Living
  • Sailing World
  • Cruising World
  • Delaware Today
  • Family Circle
  • Historic Preservation
  • Latitudes
  • Mid-Atlantic Country
  • Mid-Atlantic Magazine
  • Architectural Digest

  • Publishing:Cards, Calendars, Posters, Books

  • Felix Rosenstiel’s Widow & Son, Ltd., UK
  • Bruce McGaw Graphics
  • The Art Group, London
  • Graphique de France
  • Nouvelles, La Carterie, France
  • Ronnie Sellers
  • Brown Trout
  • Helma 365, Czech Republic
  • Art Licensing
  • Mystic Seaport Museum
  • Kunstverlag Weingarten, Germany
  • Palazzi Verlag, Germany
  • 100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley, Catherine Quillman

  • Selected Corporate Collections & Clients

  • The American Board of Surgery
  • Microsoft Collection
  • McGraw Hill
  • Exxon
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • NationsBank
  • MGM Studios
  • Universal Pictures
  • Bostonian Shoes
  • Territory Ahead
  • Nu Skin
  • Liberty Property Trust
  • MBNA Corporation
  • First USA
  • Dean Witter Reynolds
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
  • Lukens Steel, Inc.
  • Starnet, L.P.
  • Grishko
  • Vanguard
  • Bain Capital

  • book purchase

    Over the Dunes, Brilliant Press 2015 , 140 pages, 11.5x12", 73 quad tone photographs. Please email info@michaelkahn.com for pre-order information.

    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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