He creates images that transcends limits of camera and lens, a envisioned panoramic grandeur.
His artistry is unique and an original art form combining camera’s eye and the mind’s vision.
It is his original method of mixing classic painting techniques and traditional fine art photography and latest digital tools that gives physical presence as well as emotionally dramatic lighting, greater range of color fidelity and extraordinary details.
Kim’s rendition of Cannon Beach in Oregon is the product of over hundred photographs, edited down to twenty images taken in a week period from five different viewpoints of the park. It took him over a month to create the final composite image, a result of color correction, dodging, burning, and masking.
His prints are richly color saturated, vividly sharp, and showing great detail. All his prints are created using Epson archival pigment and modern substrates such as Giclée canvas and fine art paper. These quality archival fine art prints are made to last for generations. All Bob Kim’s prints are individually created, carefully analyzed, signed, and numbered as limited editions of one hundred at four sizes.
Bob Kim photographs throughout the United States and Canada.
Bob Kim was born in Seoul, Korea in 1961, and moved to the United States with his family in 1975. He studied fine arts and photography at the Maryland Institute of College of Art in Maryland, graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts in 1983.
He began working in offset printing circa 1984, using both traditional color-etching and digital pre-press processes. Through his work in this field he has become proficient in color management, tonal reproduction, and photographic processes. As an art director, he has had firsthand contact with examples of the finest photography and printing in the world. With expert knowledge of color management and image editing in hand, he began applying digital imaging methodology to his envisioned Landscape photography.
Kim’s work is featured in many national and international publications, private, Business and corporate art collections throughout the Western United States and Europe and has been shown at numerous exhibitions throughout the Northwest, as well as in Europe and Asia.
Bob Kim lives in Federal Way, Washington U.S.A. with his wife, Ock and two children, Solomon and Linz.
1. Can I get a price list for prints?
Yes, for price and size info of Limited Edition prints with frames or
canvas wrap(without frame). Contact email@example.com or call (253) 670-0131.
I produce all of my prints and color manage start to finish, initial capture to monitor
calibration and icc profiles to insure optimum quality and consistency on inkjet printer.
Making of fine art Giclée print is an art in itself.
2. Is there some examples of your art installation?
Yes, I have many art display in business, corporation as well as private collections in
greater area of Northwest, specialize in large scale installation and onsite consultation.
see my installation examples at http://www.bobkim.net/clients/
3. What kind of camera and equipments do you use?
I’m a lifelong Hasselblad fan, I use H3D 39mxp with 55-110mm zoom,
use to use Fuji Velvia and Hasselblad 503cx with 80mm&150mm,
Lee’s circular polorizer and 3 f-stop graduated filter.
I use Gitzo carbon fiber tripod with Really right stuff heavy duty ball head.
and Apple MacBook Pro laptop and imac 27″ at studio with Photoshop CS6,
Epson 9900(44″) with archival HDR Ultrechrome ink.
4. Do you use any HDR software and stitching software?
No, I only use photoshop and I apply my own manual HDR and compositing methodology.
5. Where did you learn to do your nature photography?
I studied Fine Art and photography at MICA and over the years developed my own art form.
Combining classic painting technic, fine art photography and prepress digital imaging
to create stand art work which I call it “The Envisioned Landscape”.
6. How large is your digital files and how big can you print?
Usually 100mbs to 2 GB, as big as you want, from 24″ to 227″ width.
7. What do you mean by Limited Edition Canvas Giclée?
It is a signed and numbered to small limited edition of 100 of 4 different size, all together 400.
Giclée means “spraying ink”. Prints are printed on museum quality canvas
“Lyve” and varnished using “Glamour2” made by Breathingcolor
According to wilhelm-research.com, properly printed and UV protectant varnished canvas
print should last 100 plus years without color fade or change.
8. Do you offer any workshop or seminar?
I’m planning to offer some one on one workshop in near future, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
9. How about art shows or exhibitions?
I usually do few art shows in mostly in Northwest. this year I’ll be participating
in Bellevue Art Museum Artfair. in Bellevue, Washington.
Yes, we ship any where in the world, we build our own wooden custom crate to insure safe delivery.