Painting
With Light

By June Kim

While watching a documentary by filmmaker Wim Wenders on photographer Sebastião Salgado, I learned that the origins of the word photography come from Greek meaning “light” and “drawing” — the practice of photography is not to “capture” or “shoot,” rather it is one of drawing and painting with light. 

In this series, I took inspiration from hues and colors common to traditional Korean food and culture. Working with color, light, and a wonderful cast and crew, I created a world with a touch of whimsy and softness inspired by the palette of my childhood growing up Korean-American. 

Credits:
Photography, Styling, Set Design: June Kim
Makeup: Shoko Sawatari
Hair: Yukie Yamasaki
Assistant: Andy Jackson
Models: Dasol Kim and Joony Kim

Shoot Location: Brooklyn, NY

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June
Kim

Photographer & Director / Amplified Overview
@junebugkim
junexkim.com

June Kim is an artist who creates worlds through images that explore intimacy and the interiority of her subjects. Flowing between fine art, fashion, editorial, and moving image, she imbues all of her work with a sense of care, calm, and poise. She is currently based in Los Angeles working between coasts, focusing on portraiture and familial relationships in her personal work.

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