It is interesting to see that evident of digital manipulation has to be hidden and seamless. Revealing part of its process appeals as mysterious yet honest. Its goal is pursuing perfections yet its illuminating the procedures.
I question what constitutes photographs as “real”. In another words, if a photo is manipulated, is it not a real photo anymore? I play with surreal quality that digital manipulation offers in very obvious and subtle way. I like layering different fleeting moments from multiple locations. The scene I wish I had seen walking around the street one day. I used to wait for those magical moments to happen to capture it but why not create it myself?
KangHee Kim was born in 1991 Seoul, Korea. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn. She has earned her B.F.A from Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Canada, United Kingdom, and Poland. You can see more of her work here.