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Summer Art Fridays: Seoul-Based Photographer Shannon Aston
We chose the the work of New Zealand-born but Seoul-based photographer Shannon Aston this week, who submitted this quiet image of an open window in the apartment he shares with his girlfriend.
The contemplative atmosphere is all about the laze of summer, but there’s a stasis to the photograph that speaks to the August doldrums we’re all currently making our way through. Soon the fall will come, with cooler weather and a breath of fresh air.
Describe the piece you submitted to Summer Fridays.
It’s the bedroom window of my small apartment. It was shot during the late afternoon in the middle of a heat wave. Outside of the photo, my girlfriend is below me to the right, lying on the bed, passed out from the heat and a long working week. I knew she was in there snoozing in the sun. When I walked into the room and saw her resting there, the window, the light streaming in, and the warm winds circling the room, I thought, ‘Wow, this is a pure summer moment!’