박기호(Kiho Park), Photographer
Just Do It ... Go Ahead Take a Chance ... You Will Love It!
When was the last time you did something that you always wanted to do but couldn’t because you were too afraid to do it? As a child, I took chances all the time: I rode my brother’s bicycles and crashed into a incoming car, I jumped over between two houses, but ended up falling below and broke my leg, I played with matches and ended up almost burning up my house. Although most of those foolish actions angered my parents and left indelible memories, I still cherish those crazy events and want to pass it on to my kids.
In the world of fine arts, musicians, architects, painters, sculptures create various mater pieces to enlighten our existence. I strongly believe, those creative thinkers are often risk takers, unafraid of any unknown consequence. That willingness to challenge is embedded in our early childhood. Unfortunately, as we grow older, instead of harnessing those qualities, we throw way that creative silliness. Now it’s time to be in the mind of child again to enlighten our mind.
Photographer, Ki ho Park was born in Seoul, Korea in 1960 and moved to the United States when he was 13 years old. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in 1986, he moved back to Korea to work as a freelance photographer. Since 1987, his work has been in the covers of Time, Fortune, Businessweek, Forbes, and more. He took a break back in 2007 through 2012 to pursue his graduate studies. Currently he teaches at Yonsei University in Song Do UIC campus and is currently working on various documentary projects.