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Our Current Exhibition:
Hiroshi Sugimoto


Seascapes by Hiroshi Sugimoto

The Japanese photographer, Hiroshi Sugimoto, began this a series of photographs in 1980 in various locations throughout the world. A large format camera was used to make exposures of varying duration, hence the series is also sometimes known as “Time Exposed.” In each shot the horizon line bisects the image exactly in half. In 1991, Kyoto Shoin Co. of Tokyo, released Seascapes, a portfolio of 50 images and one installation image in an edition of 500 copies. The images are laser-scanned lithographic reproductions of photographs, each tipped along the upper edge to a thin mount, title and plate number blind stamped on the mount. Read more and view of 16 of the images …