When I was a little boy, I used to like hiding in a quiet and isolated area. It could be under a desk, in the corner of a balcony, or inside a closet. Whenever I inhabited certain private spaces, it gave me a feeling of security. I believe that feeling is derived from a homing instinct which causes animals to go back to their primal territory.
I believe human beings have an inherent longing for a place like a womb in that it once provided us with a comfortable, quiet, and safe place as well as nutrition before we were born. For this series titled "Places to Hide," I intended to project this human desire for an enclosed area by placing naked bodies in those tiny spots, suggesting the idea of human animals hiding inside the womb in urban cities.
— Won Kim
A four star hotel in the heart of South Africa allows wealthy visitors to experience the "quaint" lifestyle of township poverty in a theme park that looks like a group of tin shacks in the wild — with air conditioning and wifi.
When Ireland's "Celtic Tiger" economic boom suddenly crashed in 2008, hundreds of new, speculative luxury office buildings were abandoned before they were ever occupied, or more often, in mid-construction — here is an inside-out view.
A series of fanciful dream-like images, all created as reflections on the surface of a swimming pond in rural France.