Honorable Mention / 2021 / Nature / Flowers


  • Photographer
    Miran Yun, Korea, Republic of

Moran(peony)looks more colorful than any flower. The abbreviation of life is all in it. Often the world is opposed to each other and dichotomous, but it actually depends on each other. This is why I gave the title "Vanitas", which is the opposite meaning to Moran, a representative symbol of abundance and splendor. I wanted to make it look like a picture with photography. I intended to show the depth of the soul, not the perfection of technology. Soft lenses were used to look like paintings using spumato techniques. In this way, I tried to express my inner language as literature or poetry does.