Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) is a Japanese photographer who now divides his time between New York and Tokyo. His work falls into distinct series. These are seascapes, all of them shot with an old-fashioned, large format camera, starting in 1980 and continuing into the 90s.
He shot many photographs of dioramas in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
These are called Lightning Fields; they are actually made with a van de Graaff generator.