Our Artist of the Month for February is Korean artist June Young Lim and his Like Water photography series.
Lim graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a degree in Photography and from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a MPS in Digital Photography. He has been managing and working the photos of ancestors who followed a fourth-generation family business that deals in photography.
Like Water is Lim’s photography series that captures an actual place and the water that flows in it, representing the cycle of people’s lives. Two seemingly disparate concepts are brought together in a single image both in terms of subject matter and form. The strong sense of geometry of the buildings in Like Water #2 are juxtaposed with the organic forms of water that flow through them.
Regarding his process, Lim takes his photos of the background onsite, travelling across the world to capture these urban locations. He then takes the isolated photos of the water in an studio, after which he superimposes the images on to each other using Photoshop.
Lim’s end product is an image that is exuberant and full of life, expressing the interconnectedness between water and life even in the most urban of locations.
See more of June Young Lim's works here.
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