Kim Min-sun’s Sunny Side Story
Portrait of a Beauty actress Kim Min-sun is joining the number of stars jumping into the publishing sphere — this time with her photoessay collection “Sunny Side Story,” for which held a fan signing on the 10th.
The collection contains photos Kim snapped over the past few years, beginning in 2005, and includes some glimpses behind the sets of Portrait of a Beuaty, her recent risqué foray into the role of a cross-dressing artist in the Joseon Era (a character also portrayed by Moon Geun-young in the drama Painter of the Wind).
The photoessay collection comes in two volumes, and was published at the end of 2008. The first consists of photos she’d shot, while the second is mostly “memos” she wrote at the time she took the photos.
I guess this is a great thing for fans, and sometimes the project is actually interesting; I did like Park Ji-yoon’s photoessay collection and thought her photography was evocative. But I dunno, this is starting to feel very superfluous.
It used to be “triple threat” meant actor-singer-dancer (or actor-singer-model), but now it’s like stars can’t merely just be known for one or two or three things, they have to also direct, publish photography, sing or songwrite, write stories or essays, “edit” academic studies, DJ radio shows, design shirts or handbags or clothing lines, sell kimchi, walk runways, and/or draw.
Frankly, I’d rather people did one thing well rather than five things mediocre-ly.