Yusuf Kurt

Analyse: Hiroshi Sugimoto



Early-twentieth century modernism was a watershed moment in cultural history, a stripping away of superfluous decoration.  The spread of democracy and the innovations of the Machine Age swept aside the ostentation that heretofore had been a signifier of power and wealth.

I set out to trace the beginnings of our age via architecture. Pushing out my old large-format camera’s focal length to twice-infinity―with no stops on the bellows rail, the view through the lens was an utter blur―I discovered that superlative architecture survives the onslaught of blurred photography. Thus I began erosion-testing architecture for durability, completely melting away many of the buildings in the process.” Hiroshi Sugimoto

My Work:

In these days people and architecture are under the inert situation.

I associate this with balance. That mean´s that, when people change the balance of nature, nature also wants to keep this situation in balance. Corona also should be abaut that.
After people stopped the damaging things, nature startd to wake up again. While this situation reminds me of ying yang thoughts, I decides to make the back of the photo black and white transition.

This means sitting in our homes during the corona period and waiting for the balance to change.
In addition I want to photograph an architectural structure that people cannot use in this situation.It symbolizes our stagnation in corona.

On the other hand, I decided to work with Hiroshi Sugimoto´s photography approach. The soft and blurry lines in his photographs overlap with the uncertainity of the situation to the subject.