Shades of Furs is a series about a certain kind of darkness. Such darkness is neither as beautiful as black silk nor as tender as the touch of fins. It merely stays as a sharp and acute fragment, like a void that captures the unidentifiable inside the frame. Looking at the photographs, we cannot discern who they are or what they are doing. Therefore, these are the most uncertain, dubious, and ambivalent among the works of Noh Suntag.
At the same time, such refers to the possibility of a quite lengthy, protracted war. We who used to go ‘Ah-ah Oh-oh Ooh-ooh’ have always been curious about Noh Suntag’s future works. In between the present, which is painful but without much heat, and the past, which is fearful but congealed, what kind of photographs can he capture, and will he capture? Shades of Furs is not a rushed answer to these concerns but rather a dark, old clue.
Excerpt from “Ah-ah Oh-oh Ooh-ooh” | Kim HyunhoᆞPhotography critic