Reflections

  • As a student exploring into the field of industrial design, 3-dimensional spaces have always widened my vision. They never cease to challenge me to a new level of perspective. For that I reason, I chose to explore conceptual architectural and nature photography. From one photo-walk to another, I have been searching for reflections that are produced by symbiotic relationships between man-made constructions and natural environment within the capital city of Korea: Seoul.

    My photographs were all taken between day and night, in different exposures and intensities of light. I have observed colors, whether on buildings or skies, that play a significant role in mood. For instance, warm colors look calm because of the comfort and heat provided by lights that break up the darkness. Cool colors feels formal because of the glazed, polished, and/or smooth look of the surface in daylight. Neutral colors feel pure, because, nonetheless the time of the day, it appears  just as it is. Even our very own eyes capturing these essential elements are dependent on reflected light. 

    Not only reflections of symmetry, mirrors or light should be focused, but also of people, space, and time. People move through space and time because populations are constantly changing. Architecture and natural environment are shaping these people and their movement. Although such societal flows have already been highlighted similarly in the two works of influential photographers Andre Kertesz and Michael Wolf, I am heavily influenced by their works and philosophy. After three and a half short but eventful months of exploring conceptual photography, I now present you: "Reflections".
  • 2015/10/16 FRI 05:04PM  Seoul Arts Center © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/10/16 FRI 05:04PM  Seoul Arts Center © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/11/21 SAT 11:55AM Seoul National University Gwanjeong Library © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/10/21 SAT 03:46PM  Seoul National University College of Law © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/09/19  SAT 03:31PM Seoul National University Culture Center © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/10/24 SAT 02:24PM  Itaewon © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/10/19 MON 05:27PM  Gangnam © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/09/25 FRI 04:25PM  Dongdaemun Design Plaza © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/11/22 SUN 01:39PM  Yonsei University Hospital © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/10/30 FRI 12:32PM  Seoul National University Jahayeon © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/10/30 FRI 12:33PM  Seoul National University Jahayeon © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/11/10 TUES 12:59PM Seoul National University College of Music © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/10/30 FRI 12:23PM Seoul National University Jahayeon © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/10/19 MON 11:23AM Seoul National University College of Law © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/09/18 FRI 02:07PM Seoul National University College of Humanities Shin Yang Hall © Sung Yun Bae
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    2015/09/23 WED 05:40PM Seoul National University College of Law © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/10/19 THURS 10:19AM Seoul National University Arts Complex Center © Sung Yun Bae
  • 2015/11/02 MON 04:18PM Seoul National University Arts Complex Center © Sung Yun Bae




  • SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    SUNG YUN BAE, photographer
    GIACOMO OTERI, critic 
    PHOTO WORKSHOP, course
  • Seoul National University College of Fine Arts
    Department of Design & Craft
    Fall 2015