Wednesday, December 10, 2014



Seungmin Kim

No one is perfectly aware of their selves. In fact, a single person is consisted of several different aspects that significantly differs. But how do we define our selves? Our identity is often considered by other people's perception. That is our identity is heavily influenced by view points of others. 
In my project 'Perception', I reenacted the drawings of myself created by my friends based on their imaginations of 'what I would do at home." Result was quite interesting, none of the drawings were same. There are so many different possibility of viewing a single person. 
I shot both mask versions and non-mask versions  of the self portrait. On one hand, mask, in the pieces, represents the artificial identity created by others. On the other hand, my face without mask shows their vision.
Through this project, I wanted to explore how one's identity could be determined and how influential other people's voice is on deciding one's identity. 

Time of the day

painting with the light

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Door Project 2014

Seungmin Kim

Door Project

New York is a city of doors. All full of mysteries and possibilities, from the 

small side door on the kitchen of the musty dumpling place in Chinatown where the 

chef comes out to smoke, to a giant white triumphal arch in Washington Square park 

where that tourist shoot their photos in front of. Doors are 

among the most common objects in our daily lives yet also one of the most 

meaningful . They stand as both a barrier against outside wonders , an obstacle, and 

as passageways, that facilitate transition. The door reminds of the decision making, the moment of change that we 

all face in our daily lives.

 Doors are the portals to the different places, the borderlines that differentiate 

the space between our current position, and a goal. Thus, going through a door is a 

dynamic action of taking a risk. My photographs describe these dividing functions of 

the door. I’ve tried to convey the mystery and uncertainty that resides behind the door 

with the structure and lighting of the doors.