Sunday, February 28, 2010
Hiroshi Sugimoto is a Japanese born photographer who works in primarily black and white whose work sometimes borders scientific study. His series Lightning Fields, appears as almost a personal study of light and electricity to verify scientific findings from Benjamin Franklin to William Fox Talbot's discovery of the calotype. He says,
"The idea of observing the effects of electrical discharges on photographic dry plates reflects my desire to re-create the major discoveries of these scientific pioneers in the darkroom and verify them with my own eyes."