ABOUT

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Above Photograph:

The photo above, which was taken in 2017, is a powerful reminder of what photography means to me. I was driving a long distance, in heavy rain, and encountered multiple traffic jams. The average drive time would be about 9 hours, but by the time I got near where the photo was taken, I was on the road for ten plus hours, with two more hours to go, at least. When I saw the break of clouds on the mountain top, the 10 hour-drive fatigue melted away. With revived energy, I drove to the mountain top, waited for the right moment, and started taking photos. This moment happened and went away quickly. I ended up being on the road for 16 hours that day. The rest of the drive home wasn't nearly as hard or tiring after this.

Capturing the world's moment

Time is both eternal and unstoppable. My photography evolves around this concept. Halting and capturing one of many instances is rewarding, especially when it is done in a way that no one has envisioned before. I capture the moment of the world that we live in, be it a small object that I place on my shooting table, someone who is willing to stand in front of my camera, or all of wondrous nature - and develop the moment into eternity.

curriculum vitae

Education

  • MFA Creative Technologies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. USA
  • Photography, Portfolio Center at Miami Ad School, Atlanta, GA. USA
  • BS, Horticulture, Spanish Minor, Korea University, Seoul, Korea

Teaching

  • Photography, Art 1004; School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech. Fall 2020
  • Photography, Art 1004; School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech. Spring 2020
  • Photography, Art 1004; School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech. Fall 2019
  • Photography, Art 1004; School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech. Spring 2019
  • Street Photography; School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech. Spring 2017
  • Portrait Photography; School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech. Fall 2016
  • Conceptual Photography; School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech. Fall 2016
  • Topics In Digital Photography; Virginia Tech. Spring 2016
  • Photography to inspiration of drawing; School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech. Fall 2015
  • Portfolio Center Courses:
    Studio Lighting for Still Life, Studio Portrait, Large Format, Location, Photoshop, Digital Printing; Atlanta, GA. 1998 - 2010

Awards

  • Jack Schrader Award, 2020 FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT, Social & Politically Engaged Art, Nov. 2020
  • Academic Award, Award, 12th Forum8 Design Festival, Tokyo, Japan. Nov. 2018
  • Academic Award, Forum8 Summer Workshop, Wellington, New Zealand. Jul. 2018
  • ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day, At the Nexus Award, May 2017
  • Academic Award, Forum8 Design Festival, Tokyo, Japan. Nov. 2016
  • SEAD Grant for Roanoke Opera’s Susannah, Institute for Creativity and Technology, Virginia Tech, Dec. 2016

Presentations & Exhibitions

  • Portrait 2021 CICA Museum, Kimpo-si Korea, January - Feburary, 2021
  • 14th Forum 8 Design Festival, The Colors of Point-Cloud, Tokyo, Japan, presented online due to COVID, November 18-20, 2020
  • FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT, Social & Politically Engaged Art, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN. US., October - December, 2020
  • Blackbox Gallery, Portrait: A Picture Show, Online, November, 2020
  • ”Water/Seascape” Online Art Competition Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, August - September, 2020
  • Structure Query Tools to manage the colors of Point-cloud, 11th International VR Summer Workshop, Online, July 2020
  • Art 1004 Photography Exhibition, Curator, Blacksburg VA. December, 2019
  • The progress of construction via 3D Mapping, Paris, France. July 2019
  • Art 1004 Photography Exhibition, Curator, Blacksburg, VA. May 2019
  • ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival, Washington DC, April 2019
  • Virtual Reality and Immersive Experiences of a Great War Battlefield, National Council for the Social Studies, Chicago, IL. Nov. 2018
  • DigHill 80, 11th International VR Symposium, Tokyo, Japan. November 2018
  • DigHill 80: Secrets of the Front Line, National Archives, London, United Kingdom. November 2018. Dig Hill 80 team showed their recent excavations and a detailed presentation of the findings.
  • Using Open Source Software for Quick and Affordable 3D Mapping, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. July 2018
  • Instructional Technology SIG AERA, Applied Research in Immersive Environments for Learning, American Educational Research Association, New York, NY. April 2018
  • ICAT Playdate: Visualizing World War I through Mixed Reality, Blacksburg, VA. October 2017
  • Asclepius: Military, Medicine, & Creative Forces, Art Exhibition by Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA. Sep. - Nov. 2017
  • Dongsoo Choi: Photographs, Armory Gallery Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Aug. - Sep. 2017
  • Lidar Scanning Workflow, Forum 8 Summer Workshop, MIT, Boston, MA. July 2017
  • Sensing Place, ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. May 2017
  • The Disappeared Village of Vauquois, Francis T. Eck Exhibition Corridor, Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, VA. Apr. - May 2017
  • Susannah, Opera Roanoke, Roanoke, VA. April 2017
  • Stepping into the past through visualization, Forum8 Design Festival, Tokyo, Japan. Nov. 2016
  • Drive with me: Traveling Shorts Film, SECAC VT, Roanoke, VA. Oct. 2016
  • Stepping into the past through visualization: Vauquois, France. ICAT play date, Virginia Tech, Sep. 2016
  • Photogrammetry, World 16 VR Symposium Workshop, Osaka, Japan. Jul. 2016
  • 3D Visualization Workflow, Forum8 Design Festival, Tokyo, Japan. Nov. 2015
  • Visualizing Aristotelous Square, Thessaloniki, Greece. Jul. 2015
  • Projection Mapping, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada. Sep. 2014

Research & Interests

  • 11th International VR Summer Workshop, Online, July 2020
  • World 16 Summer Workshop, Paris, France. Jul. 2019
  • Extending the reach and Revisiting the Destroyed World War I Sites; Butte de Vauquois, Vauqouis, France & Wijtschate, Belgium. Jun. 2019
  • Charlie Brouwer, After the Last Supper Video Shoot and Projection Mapping, Blacksburg, VA. May 2019
  • World 16 Summer Workshop, Wellington, New Zealand. Jul. 2018
  • DigHill80 World War I Archaeological Site, Wijtschate, Belgium. Jun. 2018
  • Experiencing an Invisible World War I Battlefield Through Narrative-Driven Redirected Walking in Virtual Reality, Publication, IEEE VR 2018.
  • Opera Roanoke, Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, Projection Design, Jefferson Center Shaftman Performance Hall, Roanoke, VA. Apr. 2017
  • Forum8 Design Festival, Nov. 2016
  • Stepping into the past through visualization. Vauquois, France. Aug. 2016
  • World 16 VR Symposium Summer Workshop, Osaka, Japan. Jul. 2016
  • Topics in Digital Photography Exhibition, Curator, Newman Library, Virginia Tech, May 2016
  • Hoyoung 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Group Photo Exhibition, Seoul, Korea. May 2016
  • Projection Mapping CFA, Photography/Videography, Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Jan. 2016
  • Forum8 Design Festival, Nov. 2015
  • World 16 VR Symposium Summer Workshop, Thessaloniki, Greece. Jun. 2015
  • TEDx, Projection Mapping, Virginia Tech, Nov. 2014
  • Jack Singer Concert Hall, 3D visualization, Calgary, Canada. Sep. 2014
  • MFA Creative Technologist Exhibition, Co-curation, Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech, Jan. 2014
  • Smithsonian X 3D, Washington, DC, Nov. 2013
  • Signature Engineering Building, 3D Work, Virginia Tech, Oct. 2013
  • Center for the Arts, 3D scan, Virginia Tech, Sep. 2013
  • Marsh Project, Photographer, 3D scan, Sunset Beach, NC. Aug. 2013

Computer & Other Skills

  • Curatorial Experiences, Exhibition Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite, Maya/Renderman, Cinema 4D, MadMapper, VDMX, Processing
  • FAA certified small Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot
  • All things Mac Hardware/macOS, iOS
  • Network/NAS/FreeBSD/Bacula
  • Printing, Canon, Epson, Xerox production printing, Fiery, Laser Cutter, 3D Printing
  • Faro 3D scanner and SCENE software
  • FileMaker Database Developer.
  • HTML/CSS and Drupal

Curriculum vitae is also available upon request.

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