When is a tree not a tree?

Tree #1 – from the series “Tree” in the project “Photography-Act”, © 2007 Myoung Ho Lee
South Korean artist-photographer Myoung Ho Lee is tackling some of those thorny philosophical questions about photography, reality, environment and perception, with his ongoing series called Tree (included in his Photography-Act project). Critics and philosophers can talk at length about plastic space, representation and meta-subjects — trying to explain what is going on in these pictures — but I think the photos can be enjoyed just for what they are: beautiful and memorable images that took a lot of imagination and some demanding physical work to bring them into reality.
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Documentation of the work for “Tree” © 2007 Myoung Ho Lee
You can see more from this series, plus an interesting out-take, in Lens Culture.

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