Hiroshi Sugimoto
Stacks Image 10209
Lightning Fields, 128, 2009
unique silver gelatin print
In his desire to harness and preserve an elusive element of nature - electricity - Hiroshi Sugimoto has sent high levels of current through his large-format sheet of film, creating images that resemble lightning in magnificent detail. A photographer equally committed to conceptual rigor and exquisite technique in his work, Sugimoto has, in this series, made the two coalesce in an image, terrifying and magical at once—a very human response to the natural world.