Sunday, April 14, 2013

April 14, 2013. Abandon

So much for the Spring mood huh? Well I wanted to do another shoot, and I managed to get my hands on school equipment again so midterm weekend couldn't really stop me... Well this was rather quickly thrown together, originally intended to be a bright, happy photo with a red umbrella but I didn't wanna go hunting for some expensive red umbrella so things sorta changed... This cheap 3$ umbrella had been sitting outside my door for months now, rusting and falling apart and giving me a new idea... this is more my style anyway.
Now I have evidence my girlfriend is crazy.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April 11, 2013. Knowing Eyes

My generation, so proudly referring to themselves as "90's kids" complain a lot about how kids have it these days, with their cellphones, fast internet and all means of video games. We bicker like old men about the next generation, as if we lived through WWII. Of course older people would say the same about us, but I wonder if they did so when they were our age, about those only one generation below them. Were they just as whiny as us? I feel like they weren't, but with times changing and technology developing so quickly, my generation is quickly becoming what can seem like "outdated" or even "obsolete," so the difference between us and one generation down is unusually large.
I could be wrong though.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013. No Machines

Two ladies making traditional Korean clothing by hand, weaving every thread with weathered fingers. The product is expensive because it is all done manually, but you cannot argue with that quality.
What I find amazing is how the device the lady in the back is using is ridiculously similar to that which Mayans use to create their textiles, on the other side of the world. Coincidence?
As my friend Pablo put it: "Aliens."

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 9, 2013. Standalone

Some people don't take the first step, they only follow. They are afraid of being judged for doing something different, they are the flowers you don't notice individually on the tree because they are among many others. It's the first ones that really stand out, that seem bold, that let you know it's the new season.
And it's ok to be a follower, we can't all be leaders.

Monday, April 8, 2013

April 8, 2013. Blue High

How much does the weather affect your mood, if at all?  Who can resist a bright spring day, isn't it a great excuse to be happy? But then again, winter would mean an entire season of dry trees and gray skies, and we would be gloomy (on top of cold) for too long.
Well whatever, time to lay under some trees and relax under the petals... if I had the time.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

April 7, 2013. Newborn

I think I will be uploading spring flower photos for the next few days. I took a lot from excitement and have a handful I'd like to share.
The last two years in Korea have been so eventful and so full of changes that I am really excited for this year, but somehow 3 months have already flown by, but with spring it feels like things are just starting.
On that note, whoever decided midterms should be smack in the middle of spring should be crucified upside down.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

April 6, 2013. Teal

It's hard to juggle an umbrella and a camera with a heavy lens, but it's springtime and springtime showers won't stop me. Nothing lifts your spirits like the life of the new season, it's a great time for photos!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

April 4, 2013. Romantic Vandalism

Graffiti can be an amazing art, and can turn old, gray walls in worn-out neighborhoods into something worth looking at. I strongly disagree with vandalizing an old traditional bridge, though. It's also quite childish to be writing your names in hearts too, like the desks of little girls in primary school. At least if you had some kind of statement, some important reason to damage what isn't yours...
And if you just sign your name... I doubt you are anyone important, and I doubt anyone is gonna care you were there, so please don't.
This wasn't supposed to be a rant...

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April 3, 2013 What We Used To Be

Civilizations used to remain for centuries unchanged, but now our cities evolve within decades. One was too slow, but maybe now we are running too fast.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April 2, 2013. Traditional Man

Straight out of an ancient painting, I just had to photograph this man or I knew I'd regret it. I felt like I was staring at thousands of years of Asian history wrapped into one bearded fellow.