Quote of Note | Hiroshi Sugimoto

(Hiroshi Sugimoto)
Hiroshi Sugimoto, “Sea of Japan, Rebun Island” 1996

“Humans have changed the landscape so much, but images of the sea could be shared with primordial people. I just project my imagination on to the viewer, even the first human being. I think first and then imagine some scenes. Then I go out and look for them. Or I re-create these images with my camera. I love photography because photography is the most believable medium. Painting can lie, but photography never lies: that is what people used to believe.”

Hiroshi Sugimoto in an interview that appears in Art Studio America: Contemporary Artist Spaces, out later this month from Thames & Hudson