Ina Jang’s photography – which has won her many great awards of recent – is most intriguing. Although she is by all means a photographer – at first her pictures come across as an entirely different species of photography.
What I find fascinating about her work is the impression I get that the shutter-click was by far the least important detail in her entire process. As opposed to many uses of photography as a ‘moment-freezing’ tool, it seems the moments captured by Jang were well-frozen before-hand – the continuously mute backgrounds give the impression these pictures document an on-going performance or exhibition.
As she explains in this great interview – Jang perceives her work as “a humble mixture of graphic design, sculpture, drawing, performance art and even clothing design”.