In these last four years I found home and family completely by surprise. I couldn’t have expected the kind of grace that would meet me here. I’ll be headed back home to Toronto, Canada at the end of the month.
During my stay, I've been taking photos with small, dinky film cameras to document life in the city. It was with no real aim except to see and pay attention.
Then, I started a project called Seoul City Postcards. I wondered what others saw and why they choose to stay for as long as they do. "A small guide to the city highlighting places for food, drink and vibe, a platform for storytelling, and a chance to thank the city for its set-up for love, loss and learning."
There were a handful of people involved and the project would not have happened without them. To those generous and hospitable souls, thank you!
Here are some of the images I’ve taken while in Korea. The layout is best viewed on a desk/laptop but be warned there are a lot of images. So patience please!
I’ve always been thrilled by the Seoul subway expanse, I’d never seen anything like it. Like roots almost, sprawling out beneath the city floors. My last three years spent in the most central district, Yongsan-Gu and it’s here, we had The Garden.
The images are displayed across the city geographically, starting in a western borough called Mok-dong. This was a place of beginning for a lot of other things. The images are not ordered chronologically, only by place. Included are different quotes from all of the contributors of the Seoul City Postcard Project.
These images are my letters home, to tell you I’ve been well and that I’ll be back soon.