STAGE OF MIND
South Korean photographer Lee JeeYoung (b. 1983) creates intricate installations in which she photographs herself. In her Seoul studio space of 3 by 6 metres, she builds worlds that express the feelings she’s dealing with at the moment, whether it’s a broken heart, being in love, or hating the rain. In her photos she surrounds herself with symbolic objects, that she made out of everyday materials — she doesn’t use Photoshop. In order to get all details of her installations right, she works on them for weeks or months. The series is both meticulously done and intriguingly surreal.