Every time I see the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing.
In 1980, Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto began working on an ongoing series of photographs of the sea and its horizon. From the English Channel to the Arctic Ocean, from the Norwegian Sea to the Black Sea, Tokyo-born artist has travelled the world to capture marine landscapes and create abstract canvas.
Each black and white photograph is of the same size and cut directly through the center by the horizon line. «Every time I see the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing. » says Sugimoto who describes his vision of sky and water as a form of time travel. According to the publisher, «Sugimoto has called photography the 'fossilization of time,' and the Seascapes photographs simultaneously capture a discrete moment in time but also evoke a feeling of timelessness.»
Celebrating the second volume in a series of books on Sugimoto's art, « Seascapes » presents the complete series of over 200 Seascapes including a large number of exclusive contemporary photographs.
All Photos © Hiroshi Sugimoto.