Day 190: We have survived our gauntlet month of working Saturdays and this was our first weekend where we could have 2 full days to ourselves. It was a beautiful day on Saturday so we decided to make the most of it. We went into Seoul with our friend Jenny to do some exploring and vendor shopping. We also decided that we would begin a photo project that we have wanted to start for some time now. We want to photograph 100 interesting strangers from all over Korea. We had been hesitant before but luckily our friend Jenny is very outgoing and not shy at all and had no problem approaching absolute strangers. After awhile we all warmed up to the process and by the end of the day we were all joining in on the fun. These first 4 photos (top included) were from the subway going into Seoul. We just love how unique each individual is, and with the amount of people here there is no shortage of inspiration.
After we left the subway we went on an epic walk of the Sinchon area trying to find this one area we had been to in the summertime. This area was filled with university students, and it is known for its artistic feel and creative culture. We thought this would be an awesome spot to find people. Unfortunately it was not as easy to find as we remembered but we met and shot a lot of interesting people along the way.
After about 3 hours of exploring we were about to give up trying to find that area when we happened to stumble into Hongik University area, the place we were looking for all along.By then it was getting dark, but the neon lights and packed streets made for colorful backdrops. As you can see we found an eclectic mix of young and old and got some really cool shots.
All in all it ended up being a pretty awesome day. There is something rewarding and exciting about approaching strangers, meeting new people, and pushing ourselves to get out there and start our project we've wanted to do for awhile. Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season, we've got our tree up in our apartment, were just looking for a Jewish star so we can fully celebrate Christmakah.
With love from South Korea,
Brandon & Shayna xo