Mr Kuu’s father was a successful photographer so he has been experimenting with a camera since a young age, along with a wild imagination it was inevitable that he would create a name for himself in the world of art and photography.
His macro photography techniques paired with reconstructed miniature figures represent his vision, to portray life as we have rarely seen it; as a microcosm.
His fine art photography experiments with scale in such a way that warrants a second look. For the backgrounds he uses the finer details of our surroundings and parts of our environment that rarely gain our attention – a window sill, a curb or an unassuming brick wall. He then introduces meticulously modified miniature figures that bring a story and a certain humanity to their backdrop, giving the impression of a new reality. His locations may be meticulously hunted or accidently stumbled upon and his imaginings are sometimes deliberate and sometimes spontaneous but his photography is always well considered, honest and always beautiful.
Mr Kuu’s studio is a real-life ‘imaginarium’-a place of inspiration, creativity and humour in which he recreates hundreds of miniature scenes to test his ideas. When he presents his latest creations, he encourages us to join him in appreciating the everyday, to notice the unnoticed, to revel in the detail and most importantly to have fun, because he believes that that is what life is all about.
“The world around us offers a rich tapestry from which to draw, you don’t have to go too far from your front door to find beauty in a small detail. I want people to enjoy these creations, to enjoy life!”
Mysterious Mr Kuu is an observer amongst us, a man who seeks out the extraordinary in the ordinary and from behind the lens, he asks us to stop for a moment and consider the world around us. He does not need the spectacular or the dramatic to create something beautiful.