Since jumping ship from the foreign language high school, having sucked dry (or been sucked?) the teat of good fortune and income that it was, and really wanting to work on things that are important to me – my dissertation and photography – I am trying to become truly independent.
This doesn't mean "independently wealthy" – it just means no boss and more time to dedicate to my personal projects.
So you might have noticed a new menu item to the right – "Buy Prints!!!" – that speaks for itself. In short, I want to really get out there and do more good photo work, finish that photo book, and work on publishing a 2nd one that's been in the hopper since as long as the first one.
I also want to do more photo essays – especially on social issues in Korea, which is also the name of the class I teach during the summers at Waedae – like the ones I did for the Korea Herald (click here and here). These take a lot of time and planning, and I'd like to do more of them and self-publish. I'll write the occasional long article, but I'd rather spend the time shooting and showing pictures than writing dense prose.
Since I'm working hard trying to document a more "real" Korea than you see in the tourist textbooks and sites, the stuff is out there. I can make a print of any picture I have published on this site, sign and number it, then frame it for you to pick up at my Gongdeok-dong (near Mapo) studio.
I've given an exhibition and am really finishing up that photo book; I've published all kinds of pictures through Seoul Selection's newsletter and Seoul Magazine, as well as did both the cover of an issue of Lufthansa's in-flight magazine, with accompanying photo essay. I work hard to document Seoul, in not just the visual medium, but in the audio and written realms as well.
And I'd like to dedicate myself to that.
So get spectacular prints and help me keep doing better work, and more of it.