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Yokko Seungyoun, #1

Yokko Seungyoun #1, 2016

View in a room Photography 23.6 x 23.6 inch 6 remaining copies

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Yokko Seungyoun, #1
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Yokko Seungyoun

Born in: 1977

South Korea

Translation in progress

In this digital age, Yokko Seungyoun primarily uses film and a wooden pinhole camera – a technically challenging tool. However, the characteristic of this film and camera combination, gives a result that cannot be confirmed immediately. This along with the basic nature of the pinhole camera, which is placed close to the subject, reducing the distance from the subject, dramatically influences the final image.

Two people in a relationship are called "lovers" or (in-yeon*)"People in a relationship tend to try to hide their memories and past connections with previous lovers. “However, in my case, I have changed, my tastes change, my life develops and my current relationship with human beings is also helped, thanks to my past lovers. So I record my time with them and I remember that record today." says Yokko.

* in-yeon is a unique concept used in the oriental culture. Its definition differs from ties, bondage, destiny, or fatality. In Korea, if two people are meant to be with eachother, regardless how deep and far their relationship goes, they are said to have in-yeon.

These images may appear to be shaky, but this is due to the characteristics of the pinhole camera; the long exposure, the unrecognisable angle, the difficulty of setting the focus to the desired location. Flash and a tripod is sometimes used to make clearer, sharper shots, but sometimes these results are not as satisfactory to Yokko. “I prefer to hold my camera in my hands as long as possible. I use the image circle - the hallmark of the pinhole, to portray a subject through a voyeuristic viewpoint and adjust the relationship with the subject in time - be it past, present or future by using the low shutter speed and lighting. I hope that my persona continues to develop with the lasting portraits of them and these memories of life that brought me change." 

- Yokko

"Fourteen memories" is a series of photographs of people with whom Yokko shares memories of a long relationship with.

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Yokko Seungyoun, #1
Yokko Seungyoun, #1

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