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Changwoo Ryu 류 창우

Photographer / Filmmaker
born in South Korea and lives in London

MA in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography, LCC, University of the Arts London
BA in Photography, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea

Changwoo Ryu in London

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I'm much more interested in reality. I tend to observe, wait for all the elements of the picture to come together and for somebody to step into the frame. It can be like being a theatre or film director, find a location that provides a good backdrop, which can be thought of as a 'stage' for relationships, then work out when the light will be best, then wait patiently for the 'actors' to arrive to bring the scene to life. I want my photographs not only to be real but also to portray the essence of my subjects.