STATEMENT

"I was raised on my parents farm in Kimpo about an hour from Seoul, South Korea. For many years, my three passions have been rock and mountain climbing, traveling and outdoor photography. Having had the good fortune to win the Korean National Rock Climbing Championship in 1983 and 1985, and to climb Mt.Denali and El Capitan, I have been blessed with many opportunities to experience nature at her most rare and serene and vantage points. 
My photography combines three elements. The first is the tranquility of the environment. Each scene whether a natural landscape or seascape-possesses the same Zen like peacefulness that I experienced growing up on my family's farm and later in life while climbing and camping out on remote mountaintops. I strive to capture and share this serenity with my images.
Second element is the "picture within picture"- the dominant abstract pattern which is distinct from yet related to the overall image. Because such patterns reveal themselves only through thoughtful and patient observation.
Third element is technical excellence. I personally compose, process, mount and frame my work. I pre visualize exposure using Zone system. I then compose and capture the scene with a medium format camera. 
I'm privileged to have shared my fine art photography with collectors around the world. It's an endless fascination and exploration with much intrigue". 

EDUCATION

1986        B.A Incheon University, Seoul, Korea
1998        Selected Studies of Photographers, Seoul, Korea
2003        Extended Education, San Francisco Art Institut, SF, CA

AWARDS

Armonk Art festival,  Armonk, NY                         2012
Ann Arbor Art,  Ann Arbor, MI                                 2008
Bellevue Museum,  Bellevue, WA                           2017
Mill Valley Art,  Mill Valley, CA                                 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012 ,2013   
Council of Art,  Austin, TX                                           2007, 2010,
Cottonwood Art,  Cottonwood, TX                       2003
Affair in the Garden,  Beverly Hills, CA               2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2019
Columbus Art , Colombus, OH                                 2008
La Quinta Art,  La Quinta, CA                                    2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Art on the Main, Walnut Creek, CA                       2008, 2009, 2010, 201,2015
Los Altos Rotary,  Los Altos, CA                               2015
Madison Art Fair, Madison, WI                                2007
Naples Art festival, Naples, FL                                 2010
Salem Art,  Salem, WA                                                   2008
Art on the Square, Madison, WI                              2009
Uptown  Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN                      2005


CORPORATE COLLECTION

Apple, Cupertino, CA
Alan Pinel Real Estate, Oakland, CA
Arc Diagnostics, Fremont, CA
AtHoc, Inc, Burlingame, CA
B&M Investments Inc, San Francisco, CA
Blue Oak Energy, Davis, CA
Baker&MacKenzie, London, England
Charles Schwab, San Francisco, CA
Consulate General of Canada, NY, NY
Daniel Lowery LLP, Fort Worth, TX
Development Pediatrics, Dallas, TX
Facetime, Palo Alto, CA
Ellison Law LLC, Sacramento, CA
Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Ito, Architect, Los Angeles, CA
KWS Engineering, San Francisco, CA
Max Agor Inc, Great Neck, NY
Nextdoor, Marin, CA
Pacific Union, Oakland, CA
Pay Pal, Palo Alto, CA 
The Forsyth Institute, Boston, MA
Town Bistro, San Carlos, CA
Smith College, North Hampton, MA
Smart Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA

MEDIA

Boston Legal Series, Hollywood, CA
Los Angeles Times, L.A, CA
Montclarion, Oakland, CA
San Francisco Chronicle, S.F, CA
Southwest Magazine, Indio, CA

Explore

Portugal

Ireland

Korea

Brazil

Mexico

France

Vietnam

Argentina

Sri Lanka

Myanmar

Japan

Iceland

Australia

England

Italy

Equador

New Zealand

China

Chile

Czech Republic

India