Ara Ko is a photographer based in Seoul, Korea.
Ara's style lies between planning and serendipity. She carefully considers her goals and the desired effect before embarking on a shoot, but she is also open to the unexpected. This allows her to adapt her techniques to the given situation, landscape, emotions, and message she wants to convey. In this process, she doesn't tether herself too much to the strict goal of capturing a scene with precise accuracy. Rather, her primary focus is on how the world she encounters resonates within her. It's about interpreting the world, not merely reproducing it.
Ara places a lot of importance on color. Color is a crucial means for her to express her emotions. That's why she dedicates a significant amount of time, both during the shoot and in post-production, to capture subtle changes in color.