Lee Jeong Lok
I've been inspired lately by the works of Korean artist, Lee Jeong Lok, who uses photography to create and record his world.
He makes mysterious and evocative images of strange and magical events. These happen in carefully chosen, personally significant landscapes, realized by a thorough mastery of photographic technique. The production of these pieces is a complex and painstaking process. These images are not made digitally, but by an ‘in camera’ technique. This means using long and multiple exposures, manipulating artificial light and deploying various props on site and in real time. The physicality and engagement of this process is important to the artist. He states that this effort allows him to reveal another, parallel world.
Check out some of his work at http://www.leejeonglok.com/