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Into the Light

Sandy Kim

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In recent years we have seen an insight to Sandy´s everyday life through her camera. Sandy Kim is not the first photographer to turn the camera back on herself, its rare to have conversations about her work without hearing references to Nan Goldin and McGinley, among others. Yet her work... ​​Read More

In recent years we have seen an insight to Sandy´s everyday life through her camera. Sandy Kim is not the first photographer to turn the camera back on herself, its rare to have conversations about her work without hearing references to Nan Goldin and McGinley, among others. Yet her work is more carefree and loving than Goldin and less staged and more authentic than McGinley. In her 3rd publication "Into The Light" Sandy takes us again to the microcosmos of her daily life. She instinctively turns her camera to document intimately familiar subjects - her friends, her love and her life. The Images in this book are surprisingly mysterious and surreal, like in a never ending dream. Taking advantage of any available light, subjects are illuminated by neon signs, street lights and sunrise. On tour with the New York based Band DIIV she takes us backstage, to motelrooms and gas stations in the middle of the night. We see Karley Sciortino (aka Slutever) in a mirror next to an image of Olivier Zahm, (Editor in Chief of the world famous Purple-Magazine) pointing at a neon sign in the shape of a naked woman. Both images casually shot are like a playful comment on the high gloss pristine images of the fashion world. The images deflate the youthful fantasy that people never have to grow up and that summers are forever endless. Her photo- graphs allow viewers to be voyeurs in lives they may or may not ever lead themselves. Viewers watch her grow up, fall in love and, by proxy, get to re-live their own versions of these moments. Her pictures of her relationship with her boyfriend Colby, are intimate and genuine in a way few photographers accomplish, if for no other reason than they are a document of tender moments, pure and simple.
Published by Pogo Books
21 x 28 cm
Softcover
48 pages
Colour Offset
Edition of 500
May 2013
ISBN 978-3-9425472-4-6
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