As promised, a few more snapshots from Jangseungbaegi. I can’t decide whether looking at these photos makes me miss Seoul more or less. Perhaps it’s not a quantitative but rather a qualitative difference—I will always miss Seoul a great deal, but I can’t decide whether these photos make me miss Seoul more sadly or more fondly.
Missing something is such a tangle of heartstrings. I feel moored by this knot, this coil of sadness and love. At times, the mass appears organized and meaningful as a clove hitch; other times, it’s chaotic and raveled as a snag. But it’s always there, always fastening me to one place or another. I have missed, do miss and will continue to miss Seoul in many different arrangements. Perhaps even in ways that I am not capable of missing people. Seoul.
When I’m out shooting photos, I often try the same shot several times, making micromoves between each frame. At the computer, when I’m selecting which photos to edit and post, I flip back and forth between them to find the best angle. It creates a slight animated effect that I decided to recreate in gif form. Here’s a silly glimpse into the ways I entertain myself when I’m taking and processing photos. Enjoy (but probably don’t look at them all too quickly or your eyes may stop working).
These were all taken near Jangseungbaegi station on a Seoul Sub→urban outing a few weeks ago. I really liked the neighborhood and will share more (non-gif) photos of it soon. (As most of you already know, I’m back in Atlanta now! While I’m figuring out what’s next for me, I’ll be posting photos from my Seoul archives—there is still lots to come from my favorite city.)
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My zine is here! It’s called captures and features photos I took during my last 70 days in Seoul. Many of the images have been posted here, but it is a totally new and wonderful experience to see them in print. I hope you all will enjoy viewing it as much as I enjoyed making it.
captures is a 32-page A5 zine, printed full color on gorgeous 115 gsm uncoated matte Munken paper from Sweden and staple bound.
I designed and self published this edition of 350 copies, with a big thanks to Corners studio for their help with printing and to Alexa Kirsten Stroth for her advice, as well as all my friends for their eternal encouragement.
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