Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto’s images freeze time and space, revealing the workings of our own vision, slowing down the act of perception long enough that it becomes a palpable component of his work.a body of work that he continues to this day, photographing views of the sea from land, traveling around the world to make pictures that, despite their vastly different geographic origins, seem at first to be the same, with only slight variations. Their captions, however, confirm that each is of a different body of water: Caspian, Ligurian, Black. Ever the romantic enthusisast of the photographic medium, the seascape series are testament to his ardor. While they are deeply ‘photographic’ they are also deeply metaphysical and existential documents. As a form and cultural construct they exist as the ultimate distilling of the form of photographic landscape.

Text: Brougher Kerry. cm 32×24; BW ills.; paperback. Publisher: MoCA, Los Angeles , 1993.

ISBN: 9780914357322| 0914357328
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Hiroshi Sugimoto’s images freeze time and space, revealing the workings of our own vision, slowing down the act of perception long enough that it becomes a palpable component of his work.a body of work that he continues to this day, photographing views of the sea from land, traveling around the world to make pictures that, despite their vastly different geographic origins, seem at first to be the same, with only slight variations. Their captions, however, confirm that each is of a different body of water: Caspian, Ligurian, Black. Ever the romantic enthusisast of the photographic medium, the seascape series are testament to his ardor. While they are deeply ‘photographic’ they are also deeply metaphysical and existential documents. As a form and cultural construct they exist as the ultimate distilling of the form of photographic landscape.

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