Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes


From the depths of the oceans to the edge of the sea, the Reel Foto blog now ventures out of the water to take a familiar yet refreshing view of the sea. This is how Hiroshi Sugimoto captures his Seascapes; bleak, black and beautiful.

Hiroshi Sugimoto is an artist and photographer well-known for his diverse catalog of works. One of his most popular is his Seascapes, an ongoing project he started in 1980 using a large-format camera. According to him, "Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing."

This is one of those posts where the less said, the better, so sit back and enjoy these seascapes by Hiroshi Sugimoto.
 









Additional information on Hiroshi Sugimoto's Seascapes as well as his other works can be found on his website. The Seascapes appear in the book Hiroshi Sugimoto. Other outstanding works by Sugimoto are Hiroshi Sugimoto: Architecture and Sugimoto: Portraits.




17 comments:

Shutterbug said...

Not a huge fan of this...

Alphabeta said...

Really simple but very effective.

MRanthrope said...

wow, kind of like ink blots almost. Plain, but still amazing.

Jblogger said...

awesome photography

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Very minimal and beautiful.

Alixander said...

Not a whole lot there, but nice nonetheless.

RedHeadRob said...

The sea is almost horrifyingly empty. It's beautiful in a way.

T. Roger Thomas said...

I'm not convinced of the artistic merit of this series.

D4 said...

I love it, it's calming. But just 2 or 3, after that it just drags. To me, anyway.

Guy Movie Blogger said...

Wonderful. I agree with RedHeadRob... the beauty is in the solace.

Generally Disgruntled said...

Seemingly basic when you first read that it's just open water photos, but there's just more to it. I'll be damned if I can put it into words, but it's just solemn introspection. Or something

ChazWellington said...

these are incredible. they look like they were postprocessed but i highly doubt that

Alex McNeill said...

Wow, gorgeous shots. Loving the different definitions between light and dark that each one shows.

StigmataHandjob said...

Incredible. They have a really Japanese feel to them. Love it.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Those are a bit depressing. I guess little images on a blog can't really do the large format prints justice.

Jacob said...

Theres two that I might consider art. But in comparison to the other jewls you´ve shown on your blog these seem kind of week.

Think its still crazy that images have a Japanese feeling to them.. alothough their just pictures of water!

Anonymous said...

It can be difficult to see the beauty in such simplicity, especially if you just scroll down the page and see how similar all the photographs seem to be...
Anyway, I really want to go to the beach.

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