Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Grace Kim's Love Hotel

The images in Grace Kim's series Love Hotel depict unmade beds in various Seoul hotels known to house secret affairs and love trysts. As her statement explains:

"I have been creating portraits of unmade beds at love hotels in Seoul. Lovers often use the hotels to carry on secret affairs, I visit the rooms just after they have departed. The photographs are personal reflections on the passage of time and the ephemeral nature of love. Absence inspires imagination and nostalgia, and what is secret or forbidden seems authentic in a way, because it actively questions and resists the status quo, rather than remaining complacent."

All photographs from the series Love Hotel

All Images © Grace Kim