The Impermanence Series by Seung-Hwan OH

In his series Impermanence, South Korean artist Seung-Hwan Oh creates wonderfully distorted photographic portraits by growing emulsion-eating fungus on his film. Oh first allows the fungus to parti…

« Impermanence » est une série de portraits du photographe et microbiologiste coréen Seung-Hwan Oh qui baigne ses pellicules dans une culture de champignons avant de les utiliser. Les bactéries viennent dévorer le film pour un rendu abstrait et destructeur.

Seung-Hwan Oh is truly dedicated to his photo project, “Impermanence.” To produce his unique portraits, the photographer covers the positive film in light-sensitive emulsion-consuming microbes before immersing them in water.

"impermanence" by Seung-Hwan Oh

Abstract Film Camera Drowned Into Fungus

Seung-Hwan Oh works and lives in Seoul, where he was born and raised until moving to New York where he studied film and photography at Hunter College. His work

South Korea-based artist Seung-Hwan Oh doesn't just develop his photograp.

“Impermanence” is a series of portraits by Korean photographer and microbiologist Seung-Hwan Oh who drowns his films camera before using them, into a cultivation of fungus mushrooms. The bacterias devour the film for an abstract and destroyed result. A beautiful way to mistreat a film and to rebel against the perfect and idealized pictures we see everywhere nowadays.

red-lipstick: Seung-Hwan Oh aka Tonio Oh (b. Seoul, Korea) - Untitled from Impermanence series, 2013 Photography via Empty Kingdom

Luke Jerram & Seung Hwan Oh: Impermanence: The Art of Microbiology | Gallery Elena Shchukina

Artist Immerses Film In Live Bacteria For Years To Create Amazing Ephemeral Portraits

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South Korea-based artist and photographer Seung-Hwan Oh has created a stunning ephemeral portrait series intitled "Impermanence." Seung-Hwan Oh immersed his

Impermanence by Seung-Hwan Oh

South Korean photographer Seung-Hwan Oh's Impernanence series is inspired by a BBC article about a fungus problem affecting historical film archives

« Impermanence » a combination of photography & microbiology, Seung-Hwan Oh

Impermanence by 오승환 Seung Hwan Oh. Photography or microbiology?

Seung-Hwan Oh – Impermanence_Untitled - 2014  	„The visual result of the symbiosis between film matter and organic matter is the conceptual origin of this body of work. (...) This creates an aesthetic of entangled creation and destruction that inevitably is ephemeral, and results in complete disintegration of the film so that it can only be delicately digitized before it is consumed.” - Seung-Hwan Oh!profile/c240r

Artist Immerses Film In Live Bacteria For Years To Create Amazing Ephemeral Portraits - film+water+microbes

‘What happens to our bodies after death? Do we become stars and stay in the sky forever?’‘Naah, some of us are burnt and some buried, depends on your religious beliefs I guess.’Art - Seung-Hwan Chung

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Microbe Portraits Capture The Gorgeous Interaction Of Photography And Bacteria