Park Jiyoon’s “Secret Garden”
It’s no secret that Park Jiyoon’s an amateur photographer; she hasn’t been very active in the acting or kpop arenas for a while; her last album (her sixth) was released in 2003, and she’s had a few low-key acting roles since then.
Perhaps her time was being put to better use — because she may be a decent kpop entertainer (her voice is wispy-weak though distinctive, but her songs are catchy), but it’s my opinion that her artistic sense is much more suited to her newer photographic pursuits. Now, she’s about to release a book — a photoessay collection — titled Park Jiyoon’s Secret Garden, but she’s pre-empted release by posting up some samplings online first.
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A secret garden…
…is a mysterious book containing 99 of Jiyoon’s secret stories. It has been a long while since my photographs and words have been shown to you all, and it makes my heart flutter in excitement.
지윤이의 99가지 비밀 이야기가 담겨 있는 신비로운 책이랍니다.
오랜만에 제 사진들과 글로 여러분들을 만나게 되어 가슴이 너무 설레여요.
Not all her photos are labeled on the site — I’m just guessing, but I think they probably will come accompanied with a story or some words in her book. For instance, #95:
The flow of time
is said to purge the past.
Certainly, the me of the present
isn’t the complete, intact me of the past
but has been purged
and become another, different me.
과거를 정화시켜준다고 했다.
분명 지금의 나는
예전의 온전한 내가 아니라
정화 되어 버린
또 다른 내가 되어 있는 것이다.
See the rest of the photo essay online at http://pudding.paran.com/fotojune.
The online gallery contains some photos that won’t be included in the book, which will be published on the 16th. If you’re in the Seoul area, her work will be available for viewing at ART’N DREAM in the Kangnam district from the 16th through 21st.