19 Jun Simple beauty – Ja Soon Kim
In this era, where technology is constantly invading our lives, the people still able to notice the subtle charm that surrounds us is sadly becoming fewer and fewer.Born and raised in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, Ja Soon Kim is one of them few. She captures -in a magnificent way- the beauty in ordinary things that, for most of us, would otherwise go unnoticed. Where were you born and where do you live now?
I was born in Seoul, Korea, and have lived in New York City, Paris, Maui, Honolulu and Santa Fe, in New Mexico, is what I call now home. I teach yoga and meditation as a yoga instructor.
You worked as an art director. Can you tell us a bit more about it and about how you made the transition to being a photographer?
I was an art director and a creative director for advertising agencies in Honolulu. I started my own graphic design firm afterwards. I worked with many great photographers those days. I still don’t call myself a photographer; I feel I need to earn that title, so I am working on that.
Do you plan what you will collect? Is it more like “Today, I want to look for flowers” or more like “I’m taking the mood/feel from a particular home area to recreate a location”?
I don’t usually have plans. When I first started Instagram, I noticed there were a lot of landscapes which didn’t really interest me. They are no doubt…
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