Street photography, dying sunlight and incidental photography pairs
Shots from Seoul during some of our 'downtime' during this trip. It was only until I began delving into more professional portrait setups that I came to appreciate just how much production, budget and team planning goes into a professional 'portrait' shoot, even more when it's conceptual or fashion-based, which is the sort that I enjoy. This is partly why I really enjoy street photography because it's probably one of the most 'no frills' way of capturing people, without having an entire team. It's less about meticulous planning and more about observing, timing and a certain amount of luck. Shooting short videos has also made me realise that 70% of my current process is finding the right music in a legal (creative commons) way, but there's nothing more satisfying than timing a transition to the beat. It's oddly therapeutic.
But to Seoul's streets - Dongdaemun Design Plaza reconfirmed its position as one of my favourite places and there's nothing quite like a gigantic mandu steamer to add atmosphere to your photos. You can't talk Seoul without talking about food, and I was lucky to go on several food tours while in Seoul. Look out for my write-up of them at I Ate My Way Through.