On the other side of the lense – Hector Kim

I decided to introduce here an artist who generates excellent photography. His black and white visions of the world left a trace of bunch of various emotions within me. I know a few great photographers, I have worked with some in a magazine before. I enjoy finding somebody on internet whose work is a benchmark of quality and who is willing to share something from his universe with you. Hector Kim.

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Hector in his own words:

I have long been a curious wanderer, and traveling has thus been a big part of my identity and lifestyle. From the penguin colony in Simon’s Town, South Africa to the heavenly island Samosir in Indonesia, I have spent many years of my life photographing mesmerizing beauties around the world. And, the people I met on the journeys have given me a different set of eyes each and every time.

The compilation series “Imagined Nostalgia” is a reflection of my on-going artistic pursuit of both memory-collecting and memory-making. Life is a journey full of memories. We find meanings in not only recalling some from the past but also making some for the future. Neither the memories from the past nor the memories-to-be are any less precious than the others. And, I am grateful that I can share some of mine as well as those of the viewers through photography, beyond time and space.

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“I haven’t told the half of what I’d seen.”

- Marco Polo

Hector Kim is a Korean-born American fine art photographer who now shares his time between Seoul, Bangkok and Stockholm. Born and raised in Seoul, Kim moved to the U.S. as a teenager. Along his first car, a 35mm Asahi-Pentax, which Kim’s father had used for forensic photography, was passed down to the young Kim. The three soon became best friends and traveled across North America, and it shaped the later years of Kim’s life as a nomad artist.

Until leaving the U.S. for graduate school education in Europe and round-the-world journeys, Kim enjoyed his career as a commercial videographer / photographer. Kim filmed and photographed many celebrities in Hollywood including the Dustin Hoffman family, Don Henley of the Eagles, and the Katzenberg family of Dream Works, and he also created promotional films and online contents for fortune 500 corporate clients like Samsung, Canon and NBC. Hector Kim shares with the viewers his photographs and films on his website and Facebook fan page: