— Jim Casper
Just as all fairytales are rooted in psychological fears, hopes and real emotions—this elaborate photo story triggers dream-like reveries that echo deep inside the human psyche. A five-year labor of love which incorporates meticulous costume and set design into beautifully imagined tableaux.
Finalist, LensCulture Earth Awards:
Welcome to one of the most polluted cities on Earth—a place where the entire economic equilibrium is dependent upon a livelihood-giving (yet life-destroying) copper smelting plant.
Promoted as a "tourist's guide" to North Korea,'s portraits, interiors and landscapes of Pyongyang, the capital city, are perfectly bleak and honest. The chatty caption text for each photo is verbatim propaganda as told by the city's official tourist guides. The combination provides a chilling look at how the nation wants to be seen by outsiders.