Photography & Texture

 

Using an old, dilapidated 8×10 Deardorff camera, I began photographing the so-called common people: portraits of tired salesmen, factory workers, housewives, a taxi driver, and more others like them. Then related objects of each subject matter were attached on to the photographs, making one-of-a-kind sculptural installations.
 
 
 
 중고 대형 8×10 Deardorff camera를 사용해서 나는 이른바 ‘보통 사람들’을 찍기 시작했다. 지친 월급쟁이, 공장 노동자, 가정주부, 택시 운전사 등등. 그들의 환경을 배경으로 찍었던 이전의 작업과 달리 이번에는 아무런 연출 의도 없이, 아주 단순한 배경지를 이용해서 사람들을 찍었다. 그 다음으로 나는 이들과 관계된 소도구들을 모았다.


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Getting ready with the 8×10 view camera in Seoul
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Over hundreds real toy cars were carefully pasted right on to the life size photograph of taxi driver.
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Making final touches for the show opening at White Wall Gallery, Seoul, Korea in 2007.
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Taxi Driver In Rush Hour, a life size taxi driver is surrounded by over 200 miniature cars, which I tacked on to the photograph.
‘Rush Hour’는 200여개의 장난감 자동차들이, 실물 크기로 찍힌 택시 운전사를 빙 둘러싸고 있다.
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Cherry Blossom festival
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Placing pink toys on to the photograph
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Made in China Made in China is a portrait of my daughter wearing a pink Cinderella dress, surrounded by her collection of toys. Attaching the actual objects allows for deeper connection to the subject matter and the little girl’s fantasy. ‘
Made in China’는 핑크색 신데렐라 공주 드레스를 입고 있는 우리 딸이 좋아하는 중국산 싸구려 장난감들에 둘러싸여 있다. 오브제를 직접 붙여줌으로써, 사람과 그 오브제들의 연관성을 더 잘 보여주고 이 아이가 느끼는 판타지한 감정을 살려주고자 했다.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Debris of tiles, burnt tree branches in the studio
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Final installation of Naksansa fireman
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carefully placing leaves for the Autumn Leaves.
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Autumn Leaves
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Gallery installation of Scarp Metal Collector
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Iron I
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Iron 2
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Iron 3
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Iron 4
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Father’s Medals. (over hundreds of cut neck ties were placed on to the photograph.)
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Neon crosses
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cell phones just before it is glued to the photograph
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Digital generation
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final touches for the China Red
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China red
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House wife
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Ki ho at work
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Happy meal
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Assembly line 101
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Assembly line 2
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Lunar new full moon festival
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Opening of Photography and Texture at White Wall gallery in Seoul, Korea, in 2007
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