Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lightning Fields

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TOP TO BOTTOM, from (“Lightning Fields“)
© Hiroshi Sugimoto, 2009

It’s a small wonder why Sugimoto-san is considered one of the greatest living photographers. He constantly pushes the limits of what photography can achieve and creates works that just leave one in complete awe.

Sugimoto-san approaches photography like a scientist, experimenting and testing out hypotheses. In his latest series, Lightning Fields, he discharged electrical impulses on photographic dry plates to recreate a slice of scientific history in the darkroom.

Visit his website to see more of the series but I believe these works have to be seen in the flash flesh for the full effect.

Edit (14 Aug 14): Do visit Artsy’s page on Hiroshi Sugimoto for more (you could even buy a print!)