Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Kasahara Michiko.
In her latest work, Korean photographer Kim Oksun (born 1967) turns to the trees on the South Korean volcanic island of Jeju-do. Her photographs document the forms and colors of the trees; a comparison of the similarities and differences of these forms and colors highlights the individuality of each tree. Depicted both in natural surrounding and on the edges of urban spaces, the trees are from a range of species; some trees are singled out while others blend into a cacophonous forest tableau of texture and color. Oksun's trees are like people who have stood still for a long time in the same place and have become deeply interwoven into the chaos and life around them.
Jeju Island compiles 42 of Oksun's photographs in a high-quality publication with Japanese binding.