Brad Kim [BradKim]
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NEWS (Feb 2013): I am pleased to announce that ADORE NOIR Magazine has just published twelve photographic works of mine in its issue #12 along with an interview article. ADORE NOIR is a PDF-based e-magazine which specializes in Black-and-White Fine Art Photography. It is published bi-monthly. This issue #12 (February, 2013) has 96 pages altogether, and my photographs are featured at pages 50 through 61 under the title "Sensual Botanicals." I encourage you to visit this magazine's website www.adorenoir.com
NEWS (May 2012): My entry in the B&W Portfolio Contest 2012 has been selected for a Merit Award. Several of my images will be published as a 2-page spread in the Special Issue #92 of B&W Magazine, scheduled to arrive on newsstands early June, 2012.
NEWS (April 2012): I have been invited by Galerie Rheeway in Los Angeles to participate in its group exhibition starting on May 24, 2012. I was asked to show 4 - 5 pieces of my photographic works on desert/nature theme. Now I am working on these images to be exhibited.
NEWS (Jan 2012): Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon, informed me that my photographic work "Remembrance" was accepted into their 2012 Black & White Themed Exhibition. The Exhibition runs from Feb 3, 2012 to Feb 26, 2012. I intend to drive up to Portland during the last weekend of January to deliver my work.
NEWS: I am now on Facebook under the name of Byong-Ho Kim.
Born and educated in South Korea. Resident of Los Angeles County, California, since 1983.
My formal name is Byong-Ho Kim. "Brad" is the name I received from an American friend thirty years ago.
As a boy, I loved fine arts. I studied painting for a number of years, showing my works at the exhibitions. Although becoming an artist was my dream, I ended up majoring in business and economics, and lived the life of a corporate employee.
Retiring from my corporate career in 1997, I began to see the world with refreshed eyes. My passion for the arts came back. I became serious in photography, attending monthly meetings of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Camera Committee. I learned the basics of photography at New York Institute of Photography, and started my journey to become a fine art photographer, studying the works of master photographers at museums and libraries.
Among many great photographers, I am inspired especially by following masters: Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Minor White, Wynn Bullock, Ruth Bernhard, Andre Kertesz, Josef Sudek, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edouard Boubat, Jerry Uelsmann, Emmet Gowin, Michael Kenna, Intae Kim, Sally Mann, Keith Carter.
I approach my subjects with respect, care, and affection. I endeavor to make a deeper connection between myself and the subject and try to convey that connection through the images.
My ultimate goal is to reach the hearts of viewers.