by Go Sugimoto
My work is based on the idea not of taking pictures, but making them. central to my photographs is the transformation of material, or form, into ideas, using the camera as my tool. I create the subject by making a form and then photographing it, taking into consideration the lighting that I will use, its relation to the film, and how I will develop the image on paper. through this combination I am making my work, pushing the idea into a new visual.
my camera is like my brush. I am using it to create an artform that is manmade, rather than representative of the “real”, or evidential, external world.
In the case of my Paper_work series, the paper itself was a form I created by shaping a simple piece of manufactured paper. The photographs then invite the viewer to look deeply at the white objects on white paper, to decipher the three dimensional forms that are there. In this way the images provoke thoughts about how we see and perceive something as simple as paper in such varied ways. Looking at, and thus understanding, one thing in different ways is central to one of my interests as an artist
Go Sugimoto is a photographer based in New York, U.S.A..
To view more of Go Sugimoto's work, please visit his website.