The beauty of photography is its ability to capture so many words in a single flash of light and form. Sook Moon is one such creative who brings a new life to the seemingly mundane: butchers’ markets, closed convenience stores, empty alleys. Yes, they are stylised in a certain way but not to diminish the character or the story each image tells. Instead, they enhance the vision and give an extended importance to their portrayal. We take for granted the food we eat or the shops we visit for a packet of cigarettes. There’s an ugly abandonment to these services, commercially and emotionally. But these images put them at the forefront and turn the bleak and under appreciated into the felicitous.
You can follow the rest of Sook’s work on Instagram and I strongly recommend you do.