Ahn Jun is a South Korean photographer who is known for her Self-Portrait series of photos taken from skyscrapers. She has worked extensively in New York, Hong Kong and Seoul. She calls it is kind of performance without an audience.
“There was a day when I recalled my adolescent years. I was sitting on the edge of my apartment in New York and looking over the cityscape. I had a thought that suddenly my youth was coming to an end and I could not figure out the future. I sat on the edge and looked down. Then I saw the empty space, the void, and there was a sudden change in my perspective on life and death, present and future. The vision of the cityscape I was witnessing was not real for that moment – I felt the illusion of beautiful buildings was just like the future, or an ideal that we can never reach, but which surrounds us. Then I looked down and saw that what I was actually standing on was empty space. It was ‘the present’ for me. So I took a picture of my feet and that was the start of my project.” – Ahn Jun
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