Paper isn’t just for doodling on. Artist Lee Jihee creates a wide range of objects and scenery using nothing but paper and they’re too good to miss.
I don’t know about you, but I’m personally bored of using paper for conventional means. A notepad for writing on? Lame.
Lee Jihee has a far more creative alternative – delicately crafted paper sculptures of just about everything. He’s well known for his series of old film cameras that pay particular attention to their inner mechanisms. They’re impressive on their own, but even more so when you consider that they’re only made from folded paper.
Jihee has also worked on buildings, cars, animals, flowers, foods, and complex miniature scenes that play with lighting and bright backgrounds. Most of his work uses bold, block colour and minimalistic styles to create a sleek finish. Check out this Farmers Market series, for instance, which plays with conventional packaging designs to give the illusion of real food photography. The ‘100% paper’ label on the plastic cover is a particular highlight.