These most definitely are not your run-of-the-mill self-portraits!
Young South Korean photographer JeeYoung Lee doesn’t just take self-portraits against the backdrop of places that already exist, or even merely transforms her physical appearance – she actually turns her studio into different imaginative and colorful worlds that she has come up with. Only then she’ll place herself in it; sometimes blending in with her environment so well that she’s not immediately seen at first glance, but always with her face not visible to the one looking at her photographs.
Lee, a graduate of the Hongik University in Seoul, is touted as one of the most promising young artists in her motherland, where she is still based. Her works have been exhibited not only in galleries all over Seoul, but also those in Japan and USA. Next year, from February 14 until March 15, Stage of Mind will be exhibited at the Opiom Gallery in France.
All information in this article were sourced from the Opiom Gallery, where you can read more about the artist and “Stage of Mind,” as well as see the rest of the photos in this series.