My Grandfather's Eyes, 2016
I have inherited a half a century old twin-lens reflex camera that my grandfather left. In a twin-lens reflex camera, there is a finder lens, used to see the objects, and the photographic lens, which transfers the image to the film. As I was analyzing this camera, I realized that I could photograph the image behind the finder. Because of the influence of the sun, the scenery seen through the finder has left and right sides inverted, and the guideline is shown. But I can feel the atmosphere of that time, and as a light that seems to transcend time is projected to my eyes, I feel connected to the age of my grandfather. The scenery of that time and nowadays may be different, but I want to build a relationship with the architecture in my grandfather's era, from the perspective of a half a century old twin-lens reflex camera. My grandfather passed away before I was born, I only know his face from pictures. But taking pictures of architecture through the finder of his twin-lens reflex camera, I feel like searching through the city for memories that my grandfather and I share.
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