One of the best aspects of doing this series is that through it we’ve been able to not only get to know our friends better but also meet new friends and artists whom we admire and inspire us. Case in point: Miru Kim. We were introduced to her work through her video presentation on TED and became instantly fascinated by her approach and overall aesthetic. Her current photography series Naked City Spleen takes place in urban ruins and structures which she discovers on exploratory missions around the world. She breathes life and humanity into these otherwise abandoned spaces by introducing herself as both subject and observer. We had endless conversations about her work (too many to mention here) and were so happy when she agreed to join us for a 120 Seconds.
Miru Kim shares her simple method to battle stress – take a mini vacation by stepping outside and finding something new – which is how she began discovering the underground tunnels and abandoned buildings that inspire her photography work.