Monday, March 27, 2006

not a critique.... since i'm not a critic...

Hiroshi Sugimoto



In addition to checking out the kite festival this past weekend, the amazingly prolific artist Rania Hassan and i went to see the Hiroshi Sugimoto exhibit at the Hirshhorn.

Generally speaking photography isnt my thing. its very rare when i LOVE a photographer, and when i do it's depite the medium. But i loved this show. the series from which the pic above is taken, a magic vista from the inside of a temple, amazing blury buildings, and a series of seascapes were truly transcendant.

the studies of shadows ( or whatever) series was amazingly ( and yep typically) dull.

nonetheless i highly encourage you to see this. not for all the philosophical critical nonesense, but because he is a fine artist. that link by the way is to a fine critical review.


I should note that i do have a particular weakness in my attraction to toy cameras.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

despite the medium? ahck. I'm wounded. haha.

Theresa (bcl)

Scenic Artisan said...

ah but see, you're an artist, not just a photographer. gigantic difference!

shoofly said...

awesome review! that really was a great show...