Category: Photo Stories

An Autumn Road Trip – Travel and Landscape Photography in Naejangsan and Damyang, South Korea

In the near-decade I’ve been living in South Korea, one of my biggest frustrations as a photographer has been my lack of autumn images. Despite living in a…

Good Day, Tongyeong! – Tongyeong, South Korea Timelapse

“Good Day, Tongyeong!” This video is a personal project of mine to show the beauty and energy of Tongyeong, my home in Korea for the past 9 years….

DDP + I – Street Photographer in Seoul, South Korea

The Dongdaemun Design Plaza has quickly become one of Seoul’s most iconic modern structures. Designed by the world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, this futuristic space was completed in 2014….

Time Travel to the Past: Exploring Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar – Travel Photographer in the Philippines

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a heritage park and open-air museum in the Philippines. Located in the small town of Bagac, Bataan, the sprawling area contains a…

Hong Kong Travelogue – Travel and Street Photographer in Asia

Hong Kong is one of those places I will probably never get tired of.  Ask me where I would go if I had a plane ticket to anywhere…

A Night Walk Through Nampodong – Street and Documentary Photographer in Busan, South Korea

A Night Walk Through Nampodong My walk began on Jagalchi (부산 자갈치시장) Seaside Road.  This is the biggest fish market in Korea, but stalls were now mostly empty….

Photo Travelogue: A Trip to the Philippine Cordilleras [Ilocos, Sagada, Bontoc, Banaue Philippines Travel Photographer]

Photo Travelogue: A Trip to the Philippine Cordilleras Luzon, Philippines 2007 I have had these photos on my hard drive for almost 10 years now.  Who knows why…

An Autumn Afternoon on Mireuk Island – Tongyeong, South Korea Travelog

For the most part, I consider myself lucky to be living out in the Korean countryside.  It definitely has its challenges, but any complaints usually go away when…

Gyeongju Woljeong Bridge 월정교

A Weekend in Gyeongju – Korea Travel and Street Photography

Since I came to Korea in 2008, Gyeongju has been one of my absolute favorite places to visit.  The mix of natural and man-made beauty whose historical ties go…

Yeosu Expo 2 Years Later – Korea Street Photography

Two years ago, Korea hosted International Expo 2012 in the southern coastal city of Yeosu (여수세계박람회). With its theme “The Living Ocean and Coast”, the Expo aimed to…

Hansando: Into the Mist – Tongyeong Korea Landscape and Travel Photography (통영한산도)

As I write this, Korea is falling deeper into winter. It feels especially cold today and I’m missing the warmth of summer more and more. One beautiful thing…

Jeungdo (전라남도증도): The Land of Salt and Mudskippers – Korea Landscape Photography

This past summer my family and I went on a trip to Jeungdo (전라남도증도), an island in South Jeolla province off the western coast South Korea.  Jeungdo is…

Jangma’s Clouds (장마의구름) – Korea Travel and Landscape Photographer

Here’s a little series I did over the summer.  I’ve always been fascinated by the clouds brought by the “Jangma” (장마), or East Asian monsoon and I wanted to…

Cruising Down the Seawall – Korea Jeollabuk-do Travel and Landscape Photography

It’s official! I’m on vacation for the next week! My family and I will be taking a road trip to the province of Jeollanam-do (a.k.a. South Jeolla, 전라남도)….

Under a Cloudy Sky – Jeju Korea Travel and Landscape Photographer

Jeju Island (제주도) is one of Korea’s most popular tourist destinations for locals and foreigners alike. This sub-tropical island paradise is full of natural beauty thanks to its…

Buddha’s Birthday in Korea – My First Month With the Fujifilm X100s

Every May, temples all over Korea light up with lanterns in celebration of Buddha’s birthday. In over four years of living in Korea, I have never really gone…

Daklis: Traditional Fishing in Ilocos Sur – Philippine Travel Photographer

Daklis is a traditional fishing method used by the people of Ilocos, Philippines. It is a community activity that involves villagers young and old.  Essentially, the whole village…

Sining Dagway 2007 – Mt. Gulugod Baboy, Batangas, Philippines Travel Photography

On February 24th, 2007, mountaineers, artists, environmentalists, musicians, and photographers got together to increase awareness about nature, indigenous people, art, music and culture. Sining Dagway: Kultura, Kalikasan, Musika…