Posts Tagged ‘Seoul’

In Between Days

In Between Days

This is my fourth October in Seoul, and as always, it has so far been a fine month indeed. Autumn is by far the best season to be in Korea, and after this year’s brutal, never-ending winter, a non-existent spring and reportedly oppressive summer, it is a relief to ease into a season that is […]


Regularly Scheduled Programming

Regularly Scheduled Programming

In two weeks time, this dog and pony show will return to its regularly scheduled programming. Though I’ve not been around here much, my cameras have been very busy in the background. And while work has been on the consuming side of things, there has been a lot of fun and canoodling going on in […]


Sunday in Samcheongdong

Sunday in Samcheongdong

Given the Very Long List of Things I Have To Do Before July 19th, I should probably not be prancing about in Samcheong on a Sunday afternoon, lollygagging in cafes, drinking Mango smoothies, buying necklaces, shooting Agfa, poking heads in shops, eating woodfired pizza and having a rather perfect summer afternoon with a Finn and […]


Chocolates, polaroids, hot hot heat and a guitar named Karen

Chocolates, polaroids, hot hot heat and a guitar named Karen

As of late, life has been of the variety in which one does not know if one is coming or going. While there are presently some rather large question marks in front of me and the juggling act is reaching epic proportions, I am fairly certain of a few things. It is difficult to wince […]


One morning, last November…

One morning, last November…

One Saturday morning last November, after inadvertently closing down Baby Guinness the night before, Youngdoo and I slept late and then meandered our way down Namsan Mountain, through the winding streets of Haebangchon, in search of hamburgers. Along the way we stumbled on a tiny little shop with ddeokbokki steaming in the window. For $1, […]


Summer Night, Around the House

Summer Night, Around the House

Thursday evening, Summer: A trip to the lab, drop off/pick up, a run on the river at sunset, This American Life, freshly picked flowers on the table, mushroom spaghetti, tending to plants, washing clothes, chatting with Doo, a blue couch and freshly washed windows.


Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

Bits and pieces of the neighborhood on film. Hongdae & Sinchon :: Seoul


사랑 우리 나너

사랑 우리 나너

It’s been a long, weird week. Between the former President’s suicide, the rumblings north of the border, and the swine flu quarantine of a slew of foreign English teachers (of which a friend is part of the house arrest quarantine), Korea has been all over the global airwaves, and it’s not been very pretty. I […]


at Corner

at Corner

One of the things I love most about Seoul are all the teeny tiny shops and their amazing merchandising and design. Everything is presented so beautifully, you want to buy everything in the place even if you can’t figure out what the hell they are actually peddling. at Corner near Sangsu Station in Hongdae is […]


Perfect Rain

Perfect Rain

You know that perfect kind of day? You know the one. The kind where nothing is particularly perfect, particularly spectacular or amazing, it just is? And in that is-ness is the perfect? That kind. Because today was not the kind of day in which birds follow you down the street attending to the hem of […]


Day-blind stars waiting with their light

Day-blind stars waiting with their light

April 2009 :: Jonggak, Seoul Fuji 400H, Nikon FE


The Sand

The Sand

I believe I’ve mentioned that I used to live in a cave in the remote corners of Seoul. Once or twice. I no longer live in a cave, and I now live in the exact opposite of remote. In fact, I live in the very center of perhaps the most vibrant part of Seoul. As […]


Tabletop

Tabletop

This weekend my kitchen table arrived, and with it, the burning desire to document everything I put on it. This weekend I put bread, jam, tea, tomato salad, homemade yogurt, kiwis, blank books, pens, hairclips, the iron, antihistamines and fresh ratatouille on my table. When I had tired of putting things on my table, I […]


Seoul Flea Market

Seoul Flea Market

A few weeks ago, I went to Seoul Flea Market to find weird, old Korean stuff to hang on my walls. I suffered a case of what my friend Tina calls IKEA Syndrome — in which one spend hours browsing and collecting, only to leave everything mere inches from the check-out due to overstimulation — […]


So light

So light

Buddha’s Birthday, 2009 :: Jogyesa Temple, Seoul


On Deck

On Deck

On Deck this weekend: Wine, cheese. Rain. Therefore, couch + book. Paella & tapas in Hongdae. [Perhaps a flamenco lesson, as well.] Korean Rock-a-billy. [No, really.] A big fat lantern parade. Lomo Shop. I hope your weekend is really, really…


Perfect Sunday

Perfect Sunday

The Perfect Sunday A Report by Stephanie Cornell Early morning run along the river to Okkervill River and Bon Iver Old men gathered in clusters playing MahJongg and Dominoes Small pig-tailed children bowing and waving “annyong” on the street Sweet, fragrant lilacs bursting everywhere Stumbling on the garden of a shrine, in full bloom Stumbling on yet another […]


Home

Home

Before I had furniture I had tchatchkes, breakfast, a view, a mismatched collection of books and a roll of Fuji 400H in my camera.


Red Seoul

Red Seoul

There is a Lomo shop not far from my apartment, and on my birthday, I was gifted with a pack of RedScale Negative film. Thank you, Bill. Shooting RedScale, from what I can assess, is mostly an exercise in giving all of your subjects the warm glow of a nuclear holocaust. These are from my […]


Same But Different

Same But Different

February marked the two-year anniversary of my move to Seoul. Korea: Round Two is decidedly different this time out. Returning was a welcome relief, especially considering the conditions under which I left the US. Seoul greeted me with warm weather, good friends, and a delicious, long-awaited meal. More than any other place I’ve lived, it […]


I Lived in a Cave for a Year and a Half

I Lived in a Cave for a Year and a Half

This is how Seoul is making up for it the second time around.