Still photographer Lee Jae-hyuk shows a photo that he took while working on the set of “Parasite” (2019). [KWON HYUK-JAE]Still photographer Lee Jae-hyuk began taking film stills in 1997. His older brother Gwang-mo, the director of the 1997 film “Spring in My Hometown,” asked Lee to take photos for his film debut. Having majored in commercial photography at Kyungsung University, Lee stumbled upon the job of a still photographer. He once tried to stay away from the job to produce films and other kinds of photos but found himself coming back to a film set while working on “The War of Flowers” (2006), and it was then that he knew it was “his way.” Recently, however, the 50-year-old photographer thought to himself, “I have no regrets if I quit my job right away.” That’s because a single photo of his has become world-famous.The film poster for “Parasite,” above, is inspired by “Portrait of an Artist” (1972) by David Hockney, top. [CHRISTIE’S, LEE JAE-HYUK]Lee took still and poster photos for “Parasite,” (2019) the seventh feature film from director Bong Joon-ho. “Of all the posters that were nominated for the Golden Globes and Academy Award, nothing was as captivating as the poster… Read full this story
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