Inspire: Hiroshi Sugimoto

 Added to January 11, 2016
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Hiroshi Sugimoto, “Movie Theatre,Canton Palace, Ohio, 1980”

Sugimoto is a Japanese photographer who really thinks outside of the box, and that box has a lens, and is called a camera. He creates a variety of interesting bodies of work, however I choose this one because of its simplicity and conceptual stance on photography… To explain this image I’ll let his words tell the tale of how the project began: “Dressed up as a tourist, I walked into a cheap cinema in the East Village with a large-format camera. As soon as the movie started, I fixed the shutter at a wide-open aperture, and two hours later when the movie finished, I clicked the shutter closed. That evening, I developed the film, and the vision exploded behind my eyes.” This photograph is an entire movie in one single frame, exposing the beautiful theater is was shown in. See more at

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