Turning The World: Sugimoto's "Revolution" Series

Hiroshi Sugimoto - Revolution 009, 1990

Hiroshi Sugimoto - Revolution 009, 1990

Caribbean Sea, Yucatan, 1990

Caribbean Sea, Yucatan, 1990

N. Atlantic Ocean, New Foundland, 1982

N. Atlantic Ocean, New Foundland, 1982

Hiroshi Sugimoto often finds ways that his photographs can present the world in an unexpected way. Our perceptions are reinterpreted through his camera's lens. In his most recent series, "Revolution", Sugimoto presents rotated views of the moon over the ocean. These nighttime images of the sea are dark, mysterious, and devoid of many details. The simple nature of seeing the horizon as a vertical invites one to think beyond the documentary nature of a photograph. In discussing the work, Sugimoto describes a night gazing out on the horizon of the sea and how he became reminded that "[t]he horizon is not a straight line, but a segment of a great arc" that stretches across the earth. 

 

To see or read more about Sugitmoto's work visit his website at www.sugimotohiroshi.com.