Studio NewBIN was kind enough to release their proof shots for Ji Chang Wook’s upcoming March 2015 InStyle pictorial. Maybe it’s time for me to take some carpentry lessons, eh?
And in addition to keep you occupied until the magazine arrives in your respective mailboxes, we have a video from Studio NewBIN for InStyle offering a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this photoshoot. Enjoy!
Usually, the beginning of things start from emptiness.
When you look at a bowl that can contain sumptuous food or a simple meal,
just like an actor that “contains” the life of others in place of them, you sense a strange kinship.
When “containing” the brilliant days of youth or the life of someone who has had a hard day,
I “empty” myself in order to stand on yet another path.
To me, “emptying” myself is the leisurely feeling of filling up my notebook with my daily life or
the freedom of travelling towards an unfamiliar place with light footsteps,
enjoying my time alone in a place filled with the scent of wood, and the joy of meeting up with good people sometimes.
Meeting a Me whom I cannot even imagine, and when I discover a certain possibility within that Me,
I have become yet another Me.
Just like a bowl that differs in depth and colour depending on the scent,
alas, through the single process of filling up, emptying and dyeing, a unique colour of mine is created.
Like that, I’m newly “filled up” once again.
*The narration is very profound and hard to understand at first glance (and also a headache to find the right English words for the translation). In essence, the actor is being compared to a bowl here. Just like how a bowl can be “emptied”, “filled up” and be used to “contain” many different things, an actor also has to “empty” his emotions of a character after a show ends, then “fill up” himself with new emotions for a new show, thus effectively “containing” a new character within him. Hope this helps in making things clearer.
We also extend our thanks to Manager Bang for also giving us a BTS of the photoshoot:
Credit: InStyle Magazine; Studio NewBIN Facebook; Bangchigu IG; Studio NewBIN Youtube; JCW DC for Korean transcript