Ahae Press alone is authorized to produce these original artworks, limited to only 7 editions per image.
Each Limited Edition has a counterfeit-proof Ahae signature label and is in a museum grade frame with Optium Museum Acrylic, identical to those used on the artworks exhibited at various exhibitions during the artist's lifetime.
The following 3 available print types were used by the artist while he was living and featured at his exhibitions.
1. Digital C-Print A color printing process in which the material is exposed to three different subtractive-colored lasers that translate the digital file for the printer. View Images
2. Watercolor Inkjet printing on fine art watercolor paper that reveals a deep-set painted quality due to the paper’s natural texture. View Images
3. Platinum The most durable among all photographic processes, platinum printing involves the absorption of platinum material slightly into the paper itself, resulting in a delicate and warm tonal range that cannot be achieved by silver gelatin printing. View Images
Day and night, Ahae photographed continuously the nature scenes right outside his window. He captured unseen and unnoticed moments in the natural world in its simple and true state. Capturing these everyday moments, he created fine art. And through this process, Ahae showed what art photography can be – photographic artworks can come from the ordinary presented in its natural state.
Ahae made art and nature accessible through his work, allowing people to connect with the subject matter (nature) with ease through the simplicity and understandability of his artwork.
Within Ahae’s photography also lies a simple message – to care for the natural world around us. In his youth, Ahae saw many beautiful parts of Korea destroyed as the country rapidly industrialized. As a result, he developed a deep desire to preserve the country’s natural surroundings. Throughout his life and especially during the years prior to his death in 2014, Ahae supported the preservation and protection of various lands and habitats within Korea. Ahae’s photography project can be seen as an extension and artistic expression of these efforts and activities.
The Seasonglass Subscription Program continues Ahae’s artistic legacy and hopes to bring his art and its subject even closer to people. Through this program, people have access to Ahae’s photographic images to enjoy them in their lives: they can select images to create prints and products, each customized to their individual tastes. Our hope is to allow people to bring Ahae’s art and its message into their everyday lives.