Korean Endemic Wild Flowers
Photographer Kim Jung-myung
Photographer Kim Jung-myung will wait for several days and nights, going
without sleep, to capture in his camera the moment a flower bud blooms.
This is because Kim believes flowers reveal their naked beauty only to those
who can wait. Kim argues that one cannot catch the pure image of a flower
without having a calm and clean mind.
Kim started publishing photo-album calendars since 1994 dealing with Korean
wild flowers and endemic plants, and he recently released his sixth edition,
Korea's Wild Flowers, for the year 2000.
In this calendar, Kim gathered the photos of 56 different types of beautiful
Korean flowers and plants, including 31 Korean endemic plants.
The theme of this year's calendar is Korean endemic and native plants. While
doing research to take the photos, Kim confessed, however, that he was
dismayed to see that there was not a single chart that properly categorized
Korean endemic and native plants.
For this photo-album calendar, Kim spent countless days and nights outdoors.
To contact the photographer, call: (02) 765-3520