While most of us dream of faraway places from time to time, our wanderlust isn’t usually curbed by forces that bind us to one place. A victim of her US Visa restrictions, photographer Kanghee Kim faces a situation that sees her unable to travel back to Korea, a stasis that has inspired a creative way to beat the ban. Wandering her New York neighborhood, Kim captures the everyday scenes that come to pass when out doing chores and running errands before splicing her shots with images of the exotic and the surreal, which call to faraway places.
It might be a palm tree lurking behind the iced-up window of a 4X4, a wispy cloud hovering over a highway or a sunset shining over an empty apartment as the tide laps the laminate floor. Entitled Street Errands, Kim’s work mixes ideas of hope and escape as she creates a world beyond the confines of her city limits.