This “picture diary” is a project, which has been executed for a year in 2008. By taking a daily picture throughout a year, I illustrated my everyday life here in South Korea. There are no restrictions to objects, lighting, colors and framing. Basically the diary is a very personal view on my surrounding environment and by the same time a platform, which allowed me to experiment. The only limitation I came up with is the diary’s format. All the pictures were shot as panoramic wide screens. Working as a cinematographer, I often encounter my surrounding as a filmic image. Therefore the presented images can be seen much more as film stills, rather than them being solitary photographs.
(Nils Clauss | South Korea – Shot by Shot, PRIVATE 52, pages, 76-81)