An International Style Project Statement
Named after the Modernist architectural movement, An International Style is a photographic series I made in 2014 as I traveled through Japan and South Korea.
Instead of focusing my Western gaze on the touristic/exotic outside, I pointed my lens towards the corners of all the hotel rooms I stayed in. To make the photographs, I kept the camera at approximately the same distance from every corner, and forced the camera's flash to fire in order to further equalize and flatten each individual image. For the sake of simple record keeping, the images were named after their original frame numbers.
The results are seemingly “pure” instant formalist compositions, which echo the placeless environments of international style architecture while subtly exploring the conformity of globalism.