When I was 16, there was no mobile phone yet. So my first camera was old style but popular enough, Nikon FM2.  I started to walk around the neighbor to take my first time ever pictures, and I was fascinated by what I see. While I hold the camera ‘seeing’ approaches me as totally different meaning. The camera helps me to produce my interpretation about the scene. Often I found who I am by the pictures I took. My works reflect me.

I born and raised in Seoul, Korea and moved to NYC to study ‘Computer Art’ and ‘Digital Photography’. But after graduation, mostly I do work as a web developer to survive in New York life, but I am trying to grab some time to enjoy photographing.



Curriculum Vitae

Selected Exhibition
2011 Featured in ‘Photoshop & You’ by Adobe, San Francisco
2011 Greenpoint Gallery, NY
2009 International 2009. Hun Gallery, NY
2008 Falling Away. Lana Santorelli Gallery, NY

Selected Awards
2010 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention
2009 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention
2008 PDN PIX digital imaging contest, New Talent category
2008 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mentions
2008 Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts, New York

Teaching Experience
2011 Multimedia Portfolio, FIT, NY

MPS Digital Photography, School of Visual Arts, New York
MFA Computer Art, School of Visual Arts, New York
BFA Photography, Chung-Ang University, Korea

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