An encounter with the Visage
Photographer Wonjun Jeong creates engaging and experimental works of conceptual photography. For his recent series, Conversations, the Seoul-based explores whether we show our true identity to other people.
The ideas of philosopher Levinas are the ground for Wonjun his work. Who stated that we humans' failed attempts to get away from the being that we are. That is worsened by the social encounters we have with other people. As the result communication is always a response to adapt towards what is socially accepted.
Wonjun researched this journey of self-discovery within the social playground of encounters we have. Once one has embraced and, consequently, understands the Other person, he or she is able to uncover his or her true self. He captured the visage we put on in order to passage from the enclosed inner self to the outer world.
As he throws light weight material in ever changing skies whilst projecting faces of people. The installation materializes the glimpse we can have in another person's identity. Faces floating by whilst being folded by the wind clearly shows the temporary allowance we get.