Do Ho Suh’s is currently exhibiting at Victoria Miro gallery, London. These portraits are taken on the top floor where you can get lost in Suh’s life-size recreations of corridors from his life. They are arranged end to end in gorgeous vibrant coloured voile. They are sewn with intricate detail and attention to things like door knobs and latches, locks and hinges. You walk through them, from one colour to the next, some doors are open to the side, this passageway symbolises places you need to pass through to get to where you need to be. They are journeys, not destinations. The mix of colours makes it feel like you’re walking through his memories. He has joined these meticulously constructed replicas of places he has lived, from London, Berlin and New York. Such a brilliant concept and amazing in detail, I’ve include some of the details here in addition to the portraits I took of Robyn and Evelyn.
I hope you enjoy these photos and thanks to the staff and Robyn and Evelyn, the exhibition is open until 18th March, it’s free to get in and you can see other works of his including 2d detail pieces which are equally beautiful. For a colour loving, art addict who is fascinated with portraiture in unique settings, this was a joy for me to photograph.
“I see life as a passageway, with no fixed beginning or destination. We tend to focus on the destination all the time and forget about the in-between spaces.” – Do Ho Suh
Massive thanks to Robyn and Evelyn who were my models for the day! I am a wedding and portrait photographer covering London, Herts and the uk. I love creative portrait photography. I’d love to hear from you if you enjoy my work and are looking for a photographer yourself. Find me on Google+ too!