From Iksan to Seoul

17 thoughts on “From Iksan to Seoul”

  1. Loved the video Josh, kind of makes me wish I had been there too, a real experience, one to remember. Looking forward to the others.

  2. Great shots! And enjoyed the thoughts – I even wondered how much of the transition between Iksan and Seoul is the third location, perhaps the one you connect with most – the place that brings “home,” the place in-between. Great stuff.

  3. Josh, I enjoy every post on your blog! I enjoy the fact that it is words and pictures and that gear has a relatively minor place!

    Keep on bringing out the good stuff!

    Thank you!

  4. The first three photos and the last but one photo are very good. I like them a lot. The video is cool as a teaser, but left me longing for more – but in a different style: more thoughtful, with longer clips, at a slower pace. I’m really looking forward to watch the complete series.

    Oh, and I thought you go to Seoul every weekend because your girlfriend lives there, but I guess I was wrong. 😉

    1. Thanks! I like the first and second the best in the post as well as the woman in the subway staring at me.

      And I agree on the video. Quite honestly we all got so tired that we spent most of the next day passed out at cafes so we didn’t shoot much else. I think the next one is going to be much more upbeat with me looking to purchase every small sensor compact camera I can find haha 😉

  5. I liked your statement of holding on, that it is you, while the rest is evolving. By now I live for like 18 month in southern China, with my first stay being already four years ago. My city is not that special, it is rather unpleasent to most of the people I know. I used to call it a Maelstrom, it is ugly to many, but they still keep on coming back. Seems like it is hard to escape. Some things have changed in the last four years, public transportation still sucks, but hey! We got our first Starbucks! It is less the city(you cannot control a Maelstrom😉 ), it is the people changing. You might call it americanization, many see it as a better life to reach out for, I see it as a process of loosing your culture. Not sure if this is the arrogant view of a foreigner on a developing culture, but who am I to judge a country I’m a welcomed guest in, that I still don’t understand to its bottom? Might be my education, I was raised to question things for a better understanding, my home country is also ‘americanizing’, at least in terms of media content, but I keep up what I learned as the old values, keep them up in my head and cherish them when ever I experience them. Hope that the young chinese generation will do it the same, it is not all about Starbucks…

    Thank you Josh, for your great article!

  6. I like how your frames are constructed. The complexity in your photography and the background.
    Living in a foreign country made me an outsider. Not fully fitted in a new reality and yet not longer able to accept or understand your motherland, always in-between…

  7. This is beautiful in more ways than one. I found this searching for “seoul to iksan” as I met koreans on the road who live there and i wanted to go there to meet them again. I think i found quite another gem.

    (may i ask, if you haven’t already answered countless times before, what camera you use?)

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