Project info

DIGNITY RED (2004-2006) is 10 series of photographs capturing the red in London, as an interpretation of its symbolic and historical significance. While I lived in London, I got strong impressions of "red" in town. Telephone boxes, mailboxes, doors and buses... I saw "red" in everywhere. I thought, red is the symbolic element of London. In this work, I try to capture the "dignity red" as regard to London.

To express the strong impression of "Red" equally to my first impression, I carefully chose the locations with pale or white backgrounds with red objects. The extraordinary precise and objective look is emphasized by the special qualities of a large-format camera and own handwork in the colour darkroom makes pictorial impression. The reason why is to mix experimentally the possibility of each, a photograph which projects reality precisely, and an abstract painting describing the minds.