Friday, September 28

Myoung Ho Lee




Myoung Ho Lee's photographs of trees remind me of Avedon's portraits of the West (top photos), where he stood regular working rural folks in front of a white background and took their picture. You can stare at these portraits without any disctraction of context or environment. So too are the photos of Lee, who makes us rethink portraits and trees by placing huge white scrims behind single trees and taking their photo. Each photo requires a lot of physical construction. I love this work and the effect that isolating a piece of nature can have on the viewer.
(Thank you to Lens Culture online magazine for the article and photos.)

5 comments:

design for mankind. said...

Love your 50's home reno!!! Mind if I add you to my blogroll???

harbison@ameritech.net said...

Thanks! There are about a hundred other things we'd like to do-- is there any value in keeping the knotty pine in the basement for instance? Your blog is awesome!

Lena said...

hi,
i liked seeing your home photos too-- really really nice! a couple questions, if you don't mind...

what is the counter top material?
is the coffee table vintage?

harbison@ameritech.net said...

Lena-- thank you for looking and for your comments! It's been very enjoyable working on this house. The kitchen countertops are Zodiaq quartz and are less porous but harder than granite or other stone. We love them (with two little kids, we appreciate how indestructible they are!). The coffee table is actually travertine marble (such a great stone for modern houses) but we got it at Macy's of all places! And it was relatively cheap! I love the size.

molly said...

gads! that's gorgeous! thanks for that.