"Ten thousand impressions of what happened to my friends today"
(10,000 pieces of photographic papers from images posted on my social media in one day. On canvas, 36 x 48 in)
A smart, well-executed, fun, insightful and current project from LA-based architectural photographer and fine artist Chang Kyun Kim. "We are given countless images and abundant info every day and the Internet society seems to connect people with different ideas and thoughts. However, I believe majority of people choose just a few media and the images from these major media play a huge role in defining what's beautiful and ugly, what's good and evil and even what to expect from things that we've never seen or experienced before. In this sense, I believe it is very likely that we all have some similar memories that are directed by the given images.
In this series, I wanted to visualize the state of before or after certain collective memories - that seem to be chaotically diverse and complex, but similarly patterned after all - by deconstructing certain images we often see online and randomly placing the deconstructed particles on canvas."
Six thousand impressions of Times Square
(6,000 pieces of photographic papers from an image of Times Square in New York City. On canvas, 30 x 40 in)
Twenty five hundred impressions of the most searched celebrities
(2,500 pieces of photographic papers from images of 10 most searched celebrities in 2012. On canvas, 36 x 48 in)
Three thousand impressions of U.S. Senators
(3,000 pieces of photographic papers from images of 100 U.S. Senators. On canvas, 30 x 40 in)
Two thousand impressions of Las Vegas
(2,000 pieces of photographic papers from images of Las Vegas Strip on canvas, 30 x 40 in)
Twenty five hundred impressions of Central Park in four seasons
(2,500 pieces of photographic papers from images of Central Park in New York City on canvas, 36 x 48 in)
Three thousand impressions of Jesus Christ
(3,000 pieces of photographic papers from a portrait of Jesus Christ on canvas, 30 x 40 in)
All images © Chang Kyun Kim
Take a look at Chang's black-and-white negative renditions of California's modernist architecture in "Recalling modernity in reverse" over at the Photography & Architecture blog.