Monday, October 21, 2013

October 21, 2013. Skyscrapers Really Are So Small

At a high point with nothing to obstruct your view up, you realize how vast the sky is and how small we are. Really, Korea's skyscrapers fade in the distance but the sky doesn't, it just swallows the edge of the horizon. Photography has been off my schedule too much lately. Many times now I find myself staring too late at a great sky right outside my window because I was too busy doing things indoors.
Fall has got the best weather and the best skies. Vacation should be in the fall, when its great to go out and exist outside of four walls. Summer is hot so everyone scurries to the comfort of air-conditioned indoors, and days are longer so we could get so much more done if we had classes during then. Half the time its raining anyway. I just want to climb a hill or go to a park or bike downtown or do anything but study. Isn't it time we change the system?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

October 20, 2013. Suncrossed

A snapshot on a date day. The sunlight pattern of the bridge called my eye and having Yvonne there always well dressed as she is, I put two together.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

October 18, 2013. The Corona

Here's the band's group shot. It's challenging to have to work on a group. You'd figure they'd be more comfortable being in the frame together but it took a bit of work. Modelling and directing models is so much more than it seems.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

October 17, 2013. Epic Stance

I've sadly been too busy for photography.
On the positive side it has mostly been because I've been doing other things, mainly filming and editing.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October 8, 2013. Sky Hopping

The percussionist of The Corona. He was drafted into the band by the bassists who happens to be his college professor. While casually waiting to start their night's performance he slapped one hand on the front of his cajon setting a beat I couldn't have done with five. Great sound and talent.

October 7, 2013. Cigarettes in the Grass

The first shot from a photoshoot I had with the band The Corona. I got to know them through a street performance and was moved by their talent. I immediately found them on facebook and asked if they were interested in a photoshoot. They liked the idea, we set it up and a few weeks later we are at Sky Park shooting away. The shoot got a bit rushed because they arrived late and then had to take the long walk down the park to move their car which wasn't parked correctly, on top of that the weather was not what I was hoping for. I had to improvise and go for a totally different look but I ended up happy with the results anyway (I hope they are too). I hope I captured the feel of their music with this. You can check them out at Unfortunately they don't have any music available online yet but for those of you in Korea, they update when they are performing on the street. Worth your time!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 14, 2013. Divided

On the left you see a couple sky scrapers and then a bunch of smaller buildings, on the right you see many sky scrapers under construction. This upward competition is dividing us, further pushing the difference between rich and poor. We forget how small we are.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

August 13, 2013. Abandoned

Seoul has a lot of abandoned bicycles. It seems for every 10 bicycles you see at a stand, 1 of them is abandoned. It's even worse for those in front of housing, then sometimes up to half of them are old, rusty and falling apart. Sometimes they don't even have seats or the tires have been flat so long they're beginning to crack at the bottom. This one was overgrown with vines, and it's such a waste, but this happens to anyone with anything. Think about the things you have laying around that you never use but you keep because "you never know when you might need it" or "you never know when you might feel like using it." I'm not saying we should throw everything we don't use out, but pointing out that there are things that aren't being used by us that someone else could get a lot out of. I've experienced a lot of that the last moving, getting rid of things that hurt to get rid of but where not getting any use, and then adopting things other people weren't using into our own house (like a broken desk chair, the wheels and base were completely gone so we turned it into a floor chair!) A bicycle overgrown with vines is such a shame... Today I saw a homeless person who was on a bicycle that didn't even have tires...