Time Exposed. Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Text and interview by Thomas Kellein. Edition Hansjörg Mayer, Stuttgart, 1995. 112 pp. Oblong quarto. First edition. SIGNED 'Sugimoto' in silver paint marker on black front free-endpaper. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 74 black-and-white reproductions printed by Staib+Mayer, Stuttgart. Library protector.
In Sugimoto's mesmeric seascapes, "time is the primary leitmotif--not so much the effects of the long exposures used in making many of the images--but historical time," write Martin Parr and Gerry Badge in The Photobook, A History, vol. I. "Sugimoto was looking to record a scene that has remained more or less unchanged sine man first appeared on the planet, a primal scene." In addition to examples from his day and night seascapes, this catalogue, prepared for an 1995 exhibition in Basel, also includes work from the interior and drive-in theaters, diorama, and both Wax Museum series. Includes biography and selected bibliography.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.