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
Concha Pérez builds non-existent yet not impossible spaces. With digital imaging applied to photography virtually anything is possible and the doubt about what is real and what is imagined becomes a shadow that covers any imagined sun.
The Space Project byexplores Earth-bound landscapes which, in their strangeness, remind us of our lifelong yearning for the great beyond. The series evokes the blurring of science fiction, imagination, reality and dreams.
High school prom photos just before the "pose" — these capture the awkwardness of the North American ritual in all of its wholesome teen uncertainty.