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XK: Where and what did you study?
BSH: I am Korean. I was a high school graduate and attended sculpture art school.
XK: What is the name of the series you are presenting to Aserica? BSH: There is no title on it. It is a series of observations on light and form.
XK: Why do you shoot black and white?
BSH: There are many reasons why I like black and white. It was simply cool at first. I think that now it shows light and form, and the contents of photograph better. Color photographs are more fascinated by colors and more focused on these colors and not so much their content.
XK: Women seem to be very central in your work. Could you elaborate a little bit on the reason behind this?
BSH: I have been interested in women since I was a child. I have a very deep interest in love and relationships and naturally I have expressed that in my photography. I usually work with my eyes in everyday life ...
XK: The name of your project is ‘Tonatiuh’. Could you elaborate on the significance of this title?
JB: Tonatiuh is the nickname the inhabitants of Mexico gave Pedro de Alvarado (conqueror of Guatemala); his blond hair, pale skin and blue eyes fascinated the natives of the New World. Tonatiuh is the Sun God of the Aztec mythology, there’s claim that Pre-Columbian people mistook the newly arrived conquistadors for supernatural beings that arose in the 1530s, and became associated with Quetzalcoatl in particular in the 1540s, when people in the New Spain were looking back and trying to explain what had happened to them.
I’m fascinated with the idea that native morale or will to resist was undermined by awe at the Spaniards’ divine powers, it was one of many competing and probably false ‘solutions’ to the problem of how a newly arrived elite from Spain had come to exercise so much power in the region.
XK: Your projec...
AM: What is your name?
TK: Hi! My full name is Tatiana. But people call me Tanya, which is typical for Russian culture to shorten the name in this way.
AM: Where are you from?
TK: I’m from Moscow, Russia. I was born in a city just next to Moscow and with time moved to the capital.
AM: What is a childhood memory you think of fondly?
TK: Every summer holidays away from school, I was spending time in the countryside with my grandparents, which was a great relief. A change from city life. I loved the time my grandpa helped me create objects from the wooden boards, joined with some nails, turned into wooden look alike car objects and as well wooden polished seats for swings. Now that I'm 25 years old, I once again discovered the usefulness of giving a kid means and freedom to bring your ideas into something physically existing.
AM: How did you get into modelling?
TK: I was in Ban...
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