"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"It’s just like sculpture. I feel like I’m carving this out of conceptual form. The figures were made without artistic motivation, and I’m trying to make them art-like. So that’s photography! People tend to believe that photography can just record scenes, but this is more like using my camera and then projecting my own imagination onto the surface of this ‘sculpture’- these models. So I think I feel more like I’m shaping the forms using a camera instead of chisel. It’s sculptural form using my camera as a tool. And between chisel and camera, there’s no difference to me."
- Hiroshi Sugimoto