The Real Seoul Fashion Week

I’m no one’s fashionista. I’m not even a remote style inspiration for the average person. Nonetheless, I’ve attended Seoul Fashion Week every year since I moved to South Korea. Sometimes, it’s for official press purposes, but usually, I’m there for the experience. It’s colorful, dynamic and has a community of its own. The fashion swings…

These Beautiful Photographs of Korea Will Make You Gasp

An Honest Photo Collection of Korea The following are, in my opinion, some of the most beautiful photographs of Korea captured in the last five years.  Scott Rotzoll, a former expat, spent a few years in South Korea honing his technique and composition.  He left us with his under-appreciated yet stunning vision of South Korea.  His collection portrays South…

Tao Expeditions: The Beauty of Island Kids

Between El Nido and Coron: Tao Expeditions I planned an epic six-day sailing trip off the northern coast of Palawan, a tropical paradise in the Philippines.  This trip was the first time in four years I (a Floridian) took a reprieve from the harsh Korean winter.  Unfortunately, I had no idea I was leaving the frozen concrete tundra…

The Elderly: A Korean Horror Story

“I’m hungry, I don’t need respect, I don’t need honor, I just want three meals a day.” On a night of ghouls and goblins, instead of military police and a menagerie of drunken expats, a few brave souls donned the most frightening costumes in Itaewon: the ajeossi and ajumma costume. When translated, these words literally mean…

Korea Burn 2014: Burning Man Culture Takes Root in South Korea

Special thanks to Michael O’Dwyer for his photography contributions.  Please click here to view the rest of his photos from Korea Burn. For previous accounts of Korea Burn, please click the below links. An Account of Korea Burn 2012 An Account of Korea Burn 2013   Korea Burn 2014 Korea Burn 2014 was a success. …

The Cheonggyecheon: The Underground River of Seoul’s Future and Past

  Seoul: Repetitive Concrete or Emerging Visual Wonder? There tends to be confusion when people write or think about Seoul.  Is Seoul one of the new great and must-see cities of Asia; or is it a city plagued by pollution, overpopulation, traffic and stale, archaic architecture?  After perusing the Internet, an individual could draw different conclusions. …

South Korea’s Day in the Sun: Mudfest 2013

South Korea’s biggest international event, Mudfest, recently took place in the small coastal city of Boryeong.  Despite South Korea being consistently pummeled by rain during a true-to-form monsoon season, the sun managed to breakthrough and find South Korea on the one day when everyone decided to go to the beach – yes!!! I’ve been to…

Nightclub Light Trails in Seoul w/ Silk/Juice

Some people have recently asked me to write a brief post about light trails.  I don’t shoot a lot of club photography, but I’ll be happy to share what I have learned with you. I’ve been fortunate to be have Silk/Juice allow me to take pictures of their parties.  If you don’t know Silk/Juice, check…