Artists become highly influential people in their unique way. They are real, and their extreme attention to the small details of things will fascinate even those who do not understand art. They may not be good at words, but they are good at photo imaging. Some people say that artists only use images to explain a phenomenon, and the results are often more convincing than words.
June Korea, a young photographer from South Korea, has started his photography career with Eva, his love doll (Eva) in 2001, using “her” photos to show his inner world and ideas.
The emotional connection with Eva
Eva’s name was chosen by FedEx. The name is not just as simple as it seems on the surface, it means “forever”, to express his hope that the doll will live forever. He once said that even if he died in old age, Eva will still live, because its beauty will be hidden in the love doll. If we don’t understand, we would think that June hopes Eva is a real person who can experience a rough life with him.
Eva is portrayed as a lonely, melancholic, alienated from the world, and almost always sad. As a love doll, it really exudes those feelings very strongly. It is a reflection of certain groups. A person has experienced complicated relationship problems, so that he has alienated the world and fell into speechless loneliness.
June Korea and Emotional Photography
Judging from the photos he took in the past, he is famous for taking pictures of abandoned love dolls. This is already an emotional beginning, and the fact that he only chose to photograph the abandoned love doll shows a lot. When he didn’t have enough lenses to tell the story, he used Eva to shoot. Before that, he had been looking for a solution to all this.
Like many artists, June attributes his photos to his personal life. All the sadness, loneliness, alienation, melancholy and loneliness produced by the photo are his life experience. He tells the story about him to the world in a language that only he can understand, and the story is sad.
June uses his love doll to show us that love dolls are more meaningful than lying there meaningless and lonely and used only to give sexual satisfaction. He continued to try to provide a sense of life and belonging by allowing Eva to appear in these shots.
Solid Love dolls and artists
In the past, Aiwawa has successfully told stories in many aspects of life. When we recognize artists who use solid love dolls like June, we also need to look at examples of artists using love dolls in different ways in order to distinguish the obvious connection we give love dolls to sex.
For artists like June, their attachment to Aiwawa is deeper than we have seen. They see their love dolls as if they see themselves, and treat them like themselves, because they indirectly portray their lives. June once told the Huff Post that he did not know how his story would end, but he would continue to take pictures of him and Eva to provide more stories about his life.
When he used words to explain the future of him and Eva, he could feel the sadness in the words, and the result might be his death. He hopes that his story can fully convey the feeling of alienation, loneliness, estrangement and any other emotions he may have in his later life.
June said that in some of these photos, he is the person behind the photos. They are the experiences of his life. Some of these photos were taken in public places, such as the two sitting on a bench in the park, while another photo shows him sitting on the floor and playing guitar for Eva. You can imagine the feeling that there are some people around you, no matter how close they are to you, you can’t get closer to them! The best imagination is: You can eat, shop, or walk with someone, but you can’t say a word to them.
This is a sad scene.
Artists have strong emotions because they cannot express it through their mouths, but through pictures, drawings, music, dance, and even poetry. Embracing art is the only way we can use these emotions to appreciate art and artists.
Symbolism and art
For artists, what they show are pure symbols of what they have experienced. For example, June, Eva is a symbol of his own life. These photos are used to symbolize a mirror, reflecting the essence of June. As he said, he believes that shooting Eva is a lifetime event, which means that Eva is likely to end with his death. He said he was not sure about the future. But one thing is certain, his story is inspiring.