Ahn Jun (안준) is a South Korean photographer, known primarily for her Self-Portrait series of photographs taken from atop high buildings. She has worked extensively in the United States, particularly in New York, as well as South Korea.
Ahn’s work involves three major projects; Invisible Seascape, Float, and Self-Portrait.
Self-Portrait, the most prominent, is a series of photographs of Ahn on or near the top of skyscrapers, often leaning from a window or seated on a ledge. Some are taken from a first-person perspective, showing her legs dangling into space as she looks down. The project stemmed from a photograph of her feet she took while sitting on the edge of an apartment building while a student at Pratt, and has continued since then.The bulk of the photographs are from New York and Seoul, with some from Hong Kong.
For these photographs, Ahn works by gaining access to the building legitimately – it can take several months for the owners to give permission for the project – and setting a digital camera to take a large volume of high-speed images while she poses. These are then sifted to find a picture depicting Ahn looking unconcerned or distracted, captured in what she describes as “…a certain moment of time that did exist, but which we couldn’t perceive with the naked eye because it happened too fast.”
Ahn uses a harness for some first-person shots, and responds to criticism of the safety of the project simply by saying that she “always tries to be careful”.
Fascinating project and good to know she tries to be careful, wow!
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Another sketch of the mysterious woman with her birds.
Very mysterious! Great sketch!
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Starring a cocky, but lowly, fisherman and a princess.
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Drawing in progress by Maya Hum
Such a great drawing, looks completed!
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Custom Mega Munny by Mike Strick
This lovely looking chap, with realistic skin features, was created especially for ToyCon UK by Mike Strick. He was so good I thought I’d dedicate this post entirely to him, (and me if you count the photo at the bottom), whom I assume is nameless as I can’t find one for him. To be honest, the photo doesn’t really do him justice. Most of the veins are not visible. You can view details and more photos of the build on Mike’s website HERE.
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this is a foot/toe doodle of my actual foot/toes…I’m also sending “trapped” man…with his cutielicious 3 toes per foot
Those are really some pretty good doodles!
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I couldn’t resist sending you a picture of a quirky art object I made.
The cleaning brush is decorated in the same way as the toe nails. Entitled…’Housework is beautiful’, or perhaps, ‘Hard Bristle Brush…size 38 please
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Are Buddhas toes considered Human toes!
OM TARA TU TARE’ TURE’ SOHA
Location: from the pure land of bliss
We certainly wouldn’t try to say otherwise, beautiful image!
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This is one is a series of tribal fish that I made last year. I used a stencil for the background, sprayed it with ink, then washed over it with some matte medium.
My artist friends were always teasing me about my obsession with fish and I had ripped out the tribal men from a magazine, but inadvertently ripped off the heads! So I stuck a fish head on him. It worked for me.
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10 Minute Feet
Pastel on Newsprint 2007
Figure Drawing Study 18″ x 24″
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