I was born in Busan, South Korea and adopted at age 3 by a Belgian/French family. I would like to consider myself a visionary creative director, visual artist and fashion/portrait photographer.
Before apprenticing with some renowned fashion photographers, I
lived and studied visual communications in Brussels, Belgium.
My French/Belgian mother influenced my pursue of beauty and was my muse as she was full of elegance, very cultivated and warm hearted. We lived in Burgundy (the heart of Bourgogne wines & champagne making in France), then Provence - in the South of France.
In 1992, I moved to Paris to take on assignments for a variety of famous Parisian top modeling agencies, building models’ portfolios and worked for a number of French fashion magazines including Marie Claire bis.
In June 1995, my Korean roots called me back to Seoul. It was my first-ever visit back to my ‘homeland’. After being fascinated by a fast developing society and bringing a welcoming ‘French touch’ into Korean glossy magazines, I decided to move back to South Korea, Seoul in 1996.
I worked for the Korean editions of prominent international fashion and luxury magazines such as ELLE, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Noblesse, Haute, frequently traveling on assignments that took me elsewhere in Asia, Europe and beyond.
At the height of my career in January 1998, all Asia was severely hit by the economic crisis and IMF bailout. Life changing plans made me decide to visit other unknown territories: USA and the artistic New York City, where I lived for 2 years.
New York vibrant art scene and influx of creative directors, fashion designers and underground artists influenced my personal work and I went back to South Korea at the end of 2001 with ‘new perspectives and visions’ about photography and art in general, developing a strong personal style.
From then, I became the most sought-after photographer by Korean movies stars like Jang Dong-gun, Lee Jong-jae, Daniel Henney, Bae Yong Joon, Oh Ji-ho; Korean actress/singer Uhm Jeong-hwa, Korean supermodels Oh ji-young, Jang Young-jin, and more …
Early 2010, my globetrotter mindset and nomadic lifestyle, with a special affection for South East Asian countries, made me decide to relocate to Bangkok, Thailand – the hub of travel and tourism industry where I opened a multi-function space/photo studio (Eclectic Studio) which will serve as a platform for creativity and a photo studio for magazines and advertising clients in Thailand, SE Asia and Worldwide ...
At present, I mostly live/work in Bangkok and travel to Seoul (to give workshops), as well as numerous visits to Cambodia (Phnom Penh/Siem Reap), Vietnam and Shanghai / Beijing, Bali (whenever a project brings me there) and elsewhere around the world, where assignments takes me.
Language spoken: English, French, Korean.
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