Superstar

Myoung Ho Lee Captures Foliage Against a Floating Canvas

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jun 12, 2012 • References: yossimilo and mymodernmet
Myoung Ho Lee takes stunning portraits of trees. This may not be an original endeavor by any means, but having the vision to place a simple white backdrop behind each singled-out tree manages to transforms these stunning foliage into the works of art they really are.

Hailing from South Korea, Myoung Ho Lee focuses entirely on trees native to his home country. Using 60 by 45 feet canvases that are hung on a heavy duty support system, Myoung Ho Lee then erases the existence from the photos by digital retouching. This gives the backdrops the appearance that they are magically floating in the air.

For added character, Myoung Ho Lee concentrates on season and time of day in addition to the personality of the tree.