Last year I went for a walk around these old apartment buildings in Seoul that were in a total state of ruin, but still had people living in them with families and cars. I was curious and wanted to check it out. I also ended up walking around town a bit shooting some cinemagraphs. I have been looking for a good way to get them to work online for cheap or free and finally found a good solution, so I’m finally uploading these to my website and ditching the awful gif format. Enjoy!
On my last trip back to Guatemala to see family, I wanted to shoot a small photo project. I was inspired by my dad’s postings about his adventures while out on his guided tours, or motorcycle outings with my mom. I wanted to take advantage of his ability to make friends with anyone anywhere to find someone interesting to document.
Last year I shot some engagement photos for Singaporean couple Jess and Steve. They were travelling with a concept in mind which is great for me. A client with a clear idea helps you form a clearer concept and are simply more fun to work with. They wanted to shoot in various cities like they were "travelling through time." The idea was to shoot in a historical and a modern setting for various countries, and they hit me up for Seoul. What made this shoot more fun and challenging was that they wanted cinemagraphs as well, which is an uncommon request, specially for a couple.
Here's the last remaining Cinemagraphs. Looking forward to making some more soon.
I really enjoyed making the cinemagraphs last time and a lot of people found them interesting so I decided I would be doing a lot more of this, specially while travelling.
At the end of last month Yvonne and I took a trip to Korea's East coast to see the beach and climb up the famous Seorak mountain where we had been almost 4 years ago.
So I'm opening up this blog to post other work that goes beyond just photographs. First up are some cinemagraphs that I created with Yvonne this week by Naksan beach one rainy night.