Sandy Kim is a photographer who lives in San Francisco. Kim uses various point-and-shoot cameras purchased at thrift stores, from Yashica T4s to Olympus Stylus Epics to her favorite Contax T2.

As an extension to Ryan McGinley's interview in this month's issue of Dazed & Confused, the photographer picks out his best-loved images by Sandy Kim, his favourite photographer from the current crop of young American talents.

Here are a few press photos I took for the band GIRLS. Their new album father son holy ghost is amazing.

Sandy Kim

Archisculpture 008, 2012, gelatin silver print, 180 x 120cm, edition 10

Archisculpture 006

Archisculpture 003

René Descartes claimed that on the whole, the design of the architecture built by one master is more beautiful and perfect than that of buildings by many architects. However, the purpose of the Archisculpture Project is to make a gigantic sculpture with a variety of building design characteristics by many different architects. This project could be described as a collage of a ‘Phantasmagoria’ that was discovered by Flâneur’s view of metropolis.
If there is the Punctum on photography, parts of architectures I chose here would be my real Punctum, and the fabrication of these forms artworks of the Archisculpture Project. Within this project, a variety of architectural elements are reborn as a gigantic and historic new sculpture. Therefore, this project is quite symbolic. The Archisculpture Project makes new stories, connecting every meaning of architecture, or makes comments or proposals by dismantling a cityscape, rather than just being beautiful as an artwork.

Beomsik Won

"No Sleep" is a series of photographs of abandoned mattresses found around New York City, though mostly in Brooklyn. The beds are sometimes seedy and sometimes luminous, pathetic, monolithic and architectural, strange, out-of-place and totally banal. I'm interested in how these beds, although mute, allude to all the things we do on them - sleep, dream, have sex. Dumped onto the streets of New York, the mattresses are impermanent memorials to the city's many private stories.

A monograph of this series, with an introduction by Jonathan Ames

Published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg
Hardcover, 96 pages, 60 color ills. 8½ x 10¾ inches

Born in Seoul, Korea, Hee Jin Kang holds degrees from Yale University and the Royal College of Art. In 2002, she had her first solo exhibition at the Shine Gallery in London. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Hayward Gallery in London, Sotheby's New York, the Musée de l'Élysée in Switzerland, and Culturgest, Portugal. Kang received a 2006 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in photography.

In 2008, she was awarded artist residencies at the Center for Photography at Woodstock and at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota. Her work has been published in various magazines, including Blindspot, New York Magazine, Monthly Photo, Art Review, Vogue Hommes International, i-D, Tank and Harper's Bazaar Korea. Her first monograph, NO SLEEP, was published by Kehrer Verlag in September 2011. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Hee Jin Kang

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