Through my artwork I am showing the beauty and perfection of light. The spiderweb is just an example. My photographs visualize the fascinating aspect of light that can transform simple objects into beautiful, fantastical, colorful forms. It is up to the imagination and fantasy of the viewers what they see and what they feel about it. I wish everyone would see his or her story connected to these photographs as I do. Then the photographs would become more alive through their vision. Everyone, whether young or old, enjoys the light. And that is indeed my joy – to see the viewers having the same emotion and rejoicing every time they look at these artworks.
Every shot is unique. Every moment is unique. Every feeling is unique. Every light is unique.
AHAE Subscription Program
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.