We got drawn into Jongchul Lee's portfolio by way of the black and white dance studio series, but then the pull of the portraits proved too strong. The settings are what make the portraits so full of narrative. The sitter seems more exposed somehow, and yet at the same time protected, even though the viewer knows better than to trust the lens. Where would Jongchul Lee have us sit? What would the surroundings say or hide? Go to the website; the portraits need to be seen larger.
Artist: Jongchul Lee