Somehow I’ve avoided the screen all week, so it’s fitting to focus on it for my final post.
Oh, if only I could transform time as elegantly as does Hiroshi Sugimoto in this series of photographs, one of my all-time top inspirations…
Taken from his site:
I’m a habitual self-interlocutor. Around the time I started photographing at the Natural History Museum, one evening I had a near-hallucinatory vision. The question-and- answer session that led up to this vision went something like this: Suppose you shoot a whole movie in a single frame? And the answer: You get a shining screen. Immediately, I sprang into action, experimenting toward realizing this vision. 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. —Hiroshi Sugimoto