The series Going Bananas was photographed at the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic when a majority of Asian countries were starting lockdown.
At the time I was printing my new work in Malaysia to exhibit at The Other Art fair in London 2020 when the event was forced to postpone and lockdowns around the world begun.
My flight to London was cancelled, and South Korea closed its borders.
The place I was staying in Malaysia had a big tropical garden with loads of Banana trees, luckily enough they began to flower which gave me the the idea of the aptly named project “Going Bananas”.
By the time I was able to get a repatriation flight back to Seoul I had managed to photograph multiple rolls of film of various stages of decomposition of the flowers until there was nothing left but the dried empty shells.
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