The Foggy Night
The Foggy Night is a film-based series of fine art color landscape photographs that focus on the San Francisco Bay Area and cityscapes exploring lights and houses and other surrounding subjects.
Exploring landscape photographs was a big part of my life and led to my strong passion for photography. I prefer to observe and understand how the landscape interacts with both emotion and light. I started to analyze the structures, spaces (and places) and the systems that shape our lives and our landscapes and I focus on the area where we live at the interface of nature and culture.
This body of work is about the uncommon beauty of the urban landscape on foggy nights. The various color and lights appear one by one in the night scenes. I accidentally stumbled upon these elements, and it was like being transported into another world. The world moves slower with fog and lots of things disappear into the darkness. I realized that night photography was something I wanted to explore and observe. The atmosphere was moody and melancholic. If it was film, I saw one of the great scenes and started to fill in the story in my mind. It is within this landscape that I have found solace and peace within myself as my camera turns to the unusual attractiveness of the night.
The fog soaks into the color of the artificial lights, and transforms it. Due to the continued transformation, the night lights never disappoint me as they show a different face with each visit, revealing their strange elegance. As viewers explore the work, I want my photographs to activate people's imagination and curiosity.
Author: Kyle Kim is a San Francisco based fine art landscape photographer from Korea who conveys uncommon beauty through his images. The San Francisco Bay Area has great varied landscapes; the explorations of landscape photography were a big part of his life and led to his strong passion for photography. He prefers to observe and understand how the landscape interacts with both emotion and light.
As a child growing up in Korea, the camera was only a simple way of recording beautiful things in his life. He studied Law & Photography at Pai Chai University. As an undergraduate student studying photography, he continued to take photos, and it grew into a very serious interest.
After graduation, he started to work as an assistant and photographer in a commercial studio in Korea, but there was a gap between reality and his artistic ideals. He decided he wanted to go to graduate school, and get an advanced degree in photography. Since enrolling at the Academy of Art University, he has strived to expand his skills in fine art photography.
As a photographer, he works tirelessly to push beyond the limitations of exposure time and aperture width, in order to shine light into dark places. The emotions that he is trying to evoke meaningful. Photography is the tool he uses to communicate these feelings. Kyle is currently pursuing an MFA, and is available for contract work.