Hiroshi Sugimoto was born on February 23, 1948, in Tokyo, Japan.
According to the artist, in his childhood, he was fascinated by such views as the ocean horizon and tried to find new looks on the world. Later, he applied the images he had seen in his artworks.
At the age of twelve, Hiroshi received a photo camera from his father and started to experiment with photography. He took pictures of Audrey Hepburn when watching her acting in the movies.