My time in Seoul as a Fulbright scholar in 2009-2010 was a major period of healing for me. I had experienced so much trauma from family and friends back in New York that getting away from everyone to be alone and do creative things was extremely important. Meeting creative thinkers and great people in Seoul also helped me through the healing process. My revitalized spirit came through in the color schemes I was capturing through photography and painting.
I took these photos with a disposable Kodak film camera. Spring 2010.
Buamdong is a quaint town in Seoul. It’s in the Jongno-gu area and full of hiking areas and some historic landmarks like walls that were built to keep invaders out. It’s full of small cafes, little bars, and the Kim Whanki Museum. It’s my favorite neighborhood in Seoul and I miss it all the time.
These photos were taken on a disposable Kodak color film camera. Spring 2010.