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
By photographing carefully constructed models, which break the rules of perspective, these images aim to disrupt photography's ingrained conventions of representation and reality.
By playing a clever body language game, the photographer questions our relationship to the urban space and creates a surreal, absurd reading of the every day objects around us.
Famous for his raw, dark imagery,reveals another facet of his creative practice: the workshop.
Sculptural art — made from consumer packaging, soap, flowers, light bulbs or sponges — reveals how even common everyday objects can appear menacing when we are conditioned to be frightened by terrorism.