Thursday, Jun. 21, 2012

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Colours de L'Ombre

Almost every day in the winter of 2009–2010, Hiroshi Sugimoto woke at 5:30 a.m. in his Tokyo studio and checked the weather. If it was a clear day, he loaded his old Polaroid camera and walked into a hallway that was bathed with a strip of bright, natural color and started snapping pictures. The color was the projection from a floor-to-ceiling crystal prism, which stood at the center of a large, white, light-filled room. The polaroids became Colours de L'Ombre, a collection that captures the purest reflections from the color spectrum and has been immortalized as a series of scarves for Hèrmes.