* Date : 2017-02-20
On this edition of The INNERview, we meet with fashion photographer
Kim Yong-ho whose name has become a brand. He nimbly crosses the boundaries between commercial and fine-art photography, and even delves into the genre of installation art. He is very active as an omnidirectional artist.
He has been a photographer for 30-something years. In the 1990's, he did commercial photos for many popular fashion brands.
Along with his commercial photographs, many who saw his fine-art pieces and photos of people said they had a novel touch to them. Experts called Kim Yong-ho an impressive photographer in the history of contemporary art.
His hard work stands out as he studies the nature of his subjects and adds stories to them. He has production notebooks where he jots down ideas related to his projects and collects the necessary data. Through his endeavors, Kim Yong-ho is a photographer who tries to see things which are beyond photographs.
He recently started a new page in his career as an installation artist. He did a public art project for a robot model with the theme of "Modern Boy," where solar energy is used to light up the robot. All the proceeds made from the sales of "Modern Boy" are used to send "Alley protecting Modern Boys" for children in the Third World countries.
"Many crimes and disasters can take place in the dark areas of the villages. I want to build a large-sized "Modern Boy" about the size of an adult, and install an emergency telephone, a gas mask, and a medical kit so anyone can receive help in disasterous situations."
Kim Yong-ho strives for things "beyond what is seen." Learn more about his principles and art on [The INNERview].