Portraits

NATURAL PLASTIC(COSMETIC) SURGERY

Photo series
72 x 102cm, C-print, 2010-2014

This ongoing work, begun in late 2013, is a stark critique of Korean society. Over 50% of Koreans under the age of 25 are now using plastic surgery to re-shape facial features. In Seoul, the subway is full of these before/after advertisements photos to promote a particular plastic surgery clinic. Can we live in a society that is standardized and impoverished to the point that all  faces are the same?
Unedited analog photographs.

  • Portrait 1 - Before
  • Portrait 1
  • Portrait 2 - Before
  • Portrait II - After