Everyday, Yoo Byungseo walks from his home to his studio. He likes to place stickers around where he walks. Not to destroy property, but to create meaning in these places. He likes it when people tear down the stickers or draw over them or destroy them. It’s all part of a process he says.
Here in Seoul, a camera is like a gun. If you shoot someone they can hit you back. So, he operates his camera like a spy camera. When he captures people, there is a lot of tension building up before that is released after. You always need to take a risk when you take this kind of picture.
The people in this book are Byungseo’s heroes. At the same time, they project his worst fear; of losing work and money, of becoming homeless. In the end, I guess you can say we all are fascinated by what we fear.
This book is a collaboration between ART & SEOUL and Yoo Byungseo.
See essay entitled “Why Hero?” by Yoo Byungseo.
175 x 235mm
Edition of 350
Printed in South Korea