(1948) Hiroshi Sugimoto

Sugimoto is a New York based Japanese photographer and architect. In his series entitled ‘Theatres’ he uses movie-length exposures (ie 2-3 hours) to explore his idea that too much information (the movie images captured over the 2-3 hour period) turns into ‘nothingness’ (the white over-exposed cinema screen). I wonder how he feels about the idea of of Big Data. These days ‘too much information’ often can be turned into new insights.

In the video, ‘Contact: Hiroshi Sugimoto 2’ (Sugimoto, 2009), he explains that his vision and concept of the series comes first and then he will imagine how to capture the images.

(Sugimoto, 1978)


Sugimoto, H. (1978). Theatres. [image] Available at: https://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/new-page-7 [Accessed 17 Mar. 2018].

Sugimoto, H. (2009). Contact: Hiroshi Sugimoto 2. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY3nGoZqw9U [Accessed 17 Mar. 2018].

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