Personal Observations: Photographs by Ken Shung
Monday, May 14, 2012
Apple Store, 401 West 14th Street, NY, NY
Free Admission (seating is limited)
*no advance registration is required
A native New Yorker, Ken Shung began his career spotting prints in the studio of Irving Penn and freelancing in the studios of editorial photographers Annie Liebovitz, Bill King, Bob Richardson, and assorted magazine photographers. Trained in the workings of studio lighting and editorial magazine photography, Mr. Shung set out to find his own style without the limits of the formal studio to produce work with the intention and idea that “The World is my Studio.”
Mr. Shung has worked for countless magazines shooting portrait assignments, alongside commercial lingerie campaigns starting with magazines like “7 days ” to New York Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, and a host of Time Inc. and Hearst Publications. The unpublished and personal portraits span over a period of 30 years to the present and show a continuing desire to capture and observe people with candor and honesty.
Mr. Shung considers his current new landscapes and portraits graphic, simple, psychological, introverted, and uncomfortably romantic, as well as academically well-conceived. Unsolved emotions and bold slices of life are part of the pleasures and smiles that are felt when you look at them.