The most intriguing aspect of Ina Jang’s photography is that you never get the whole picture. It is this nonchalant approach of discarding information that leaves her viewers wanting more. Jang playfully explores the concept of ‘editing’ photographs: cutting away chunks of real life by layering them with something as simple as paper. Her subjects are obscured by cardboard cutouts or appear as silhouettes behind colored cellophane or wax paper. Maddening? Yes. Effective? Very. And this is evasiveness is exactly how the South Korean, New York-based photographer drums up curiosity and interest. “I allow the viewers to question whether they are truly subjects or merely objects,” she explains. “I strive to depict an image that remains pristine and foreign to the viewers.” See more of Ina Jang’s work.

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