Seoul Workshop with Sean Lotman: Your Streets, Your Voice, Your Story Series

Your Streets, Your Voice, Your Story Seoul 2/29-3/1 As most of you’ll know, I am a member of the group, andthelastwaves. Well, today on the blog I’m very happy to announce a workshop I’ll be doing with fellow member and great friend, Sean Lotman. If you’re just looking for the form to sign up, find […]

Birthday

It was my birthday yesterday. I tend to forget. They kind of just happen. I’d asked people on my Instagram in the morning what I should have for dinner. It seemed a fine enough idea. The choices were raw beef or sushi. I’d put on shorts and paint stained t-shirt to go out. Since renovating […]

Lunar New Years

I’ve lived in Korea for a long time. Nearly 10 years in fact all told. I’ve always been aware of the big holidays – of which there are two – Seolnal and Chuseok. Weirdly though, I’d never properly experienced one until this year. The week didn’t start off so good. The weather was about as […]

Workshop and Exhibition: Wearethestreet + Leica Camera Korea in Seoul

Hello everyone! Wearethestreet is happy to announce our inaugural workshop and exhibition held in concert with Leica Camera Korea in Seoul! The workshop is hosted by Leica Camera Korea and is sponsored in part by Lucida Straps. Exhibition Details: The exhibition will be held at Leica Camera Korea in the Gangnam district of Seoul. The […]

Film, Still.

So, it has been about a month since I have been using film almost full time. It is an interesting experience. I mean, I shot film for years but somehow it makes a lot more sense to me this time. Maybe it is because I’ve gotten older or more patient. Maybe I am just learning […]

2017, Week 2.

One of the things I’ve decided to do in 2017 is to lose some weight, ha. A typical resolution but a necessary one. I gained 15KG in 2016. No good, that. Luckily already shedding them in the first couple weeks of 2017. The first thing I did was quite all the shit I was doing. […]

Parallels

I took the late train home Saturday night from Seoul. I haven’t taken the train much this year. I’m not sure why. I like the window seat. I like watching the countryside drone on. The contact sheets that make up my life. I was tired. Tired a lot lately. Almost too tired to take this […]

일상

일상 literally means daily. It is one of the most popular tags on Instagram here in Korea. I always thought it was a funny one. I didn’t really get it. The “daily” photo.  Then one day my phone ran out of memory. I was shocked. I checked the settings only to figure out photos were […]

A Feeling

We were on the metro and she blew me a kiss. Like a boyfriend does, I took a picture. “Why’d you take a picture?” “I dunno, it felt right..” “Okay…” It sometimes just feels right. To take a photo. Maybe a fear that I won’t always be able to remember walks in the rain. Maybe […]

Winter

The season of change. “Trees withstand the hardest things nature throw at them and never waver. Trees loose their leaves in winter, but they never loose their gumption. When winter comes, they stand strong as they know winter is just a part of a cycle that will once again bring spring.” (From my project, The […]

The Kids: GTA

After watching a couple of disturbing videos today, I’m fucking astonished at what’s happened to the kids of this generation. Astonished. Seeing kids act out video games on the streets. Knocking out unsuspecting teachers and laughing about it. Really fucking funny. Whose to blame? Probably all of us. This generation is defined by fine lines […]

Friends

I love being back in Korea. Love it. Love Seoul, all of it. I haven’t felt at peace like this in maybe, ever? That being said, I miss the people in Toronto. I miss the time I spent there. Relationships, I’ll cherish forever. It’s during the hardest times you see the reality of your friends […]

Imperfection

The perfection of imperfection. A series of imperfections, any life or person. Perfect, isn’t reality. Memories are always of the imperfect. The quirkiness of a person is often the crux of their charm. The imperfections of anything is often it’s strongest catalyst for interest. A person’s inner struggle is often related to their perceived imperfection. […]

Friends

Good friends aren’t easy to come by. They aren’t readily available and certainly don’t grow on the proverbial tree. They do tend to stick around, though. And the really good ones always got your back. Seoul, South Korea.  

In Yourself

In Yourself. The human condition of wanted and needed success often dictates the pressures that inherently follow such wants and needs. We want to be successful. We want to be rich. A great job, a nice car, a house. We covet these ideals as they seem the only road to happiness. “In order to be […]

#Fracking

Port au Port, Newfoundland, Canada. Admittedly, I don’t know much about this topic. I don’t know enough much of what goes on in my home province anymore. I see the posts. When I say ‘see’ I mean I scroll through them. Sad, really. After reading a recent article on the matter, I’ve realized it’s something […]

Hatch

Was great today to meet one of my oldest and dearest friends after a couple of years. Got to spend a half and hour listening to his band jam in a cool little studio in Hongdae. Thanks buddy! It will also be the start of a new project. I’ll spend some time following this group […]

Stray Dogs

“I’m like a stray cat or dog, or an insect…” “…Main streets are nice, but I dare not linger.” – From Diary of a Stray Dog. I’ve missed this. Missed the walk. Different scenery. Different people. Different smells. Different light. Different me. Only a compact camera and some film, I’m not much for process anymore. […]

Impressions

“I made a decision that to me, photography had to be something that I could feel. I could feel in my stomach. I could not take pictures that were not connected to my own inner life.” – Jacob Aue Sobol Coming up to my last couple of days on the island. Couldn’t imagine a better […]

The Culture: Choices

Nothing but a series of choices. For better or worse. Good or bad. Nothing but choices. The last four months I’ve sat on the periphery of a family. Watching from the outside has given me a different perspective. A decision made today is tantamount to both an opening and closure. Not mutually exclusive every decision […]