One of Dubai’s most overused phrases according to Time Out magazine is, “It’s just like Ibiza/Vegas/Paris/New York/London here.” It’s true there’s an endless summer vibe to Dubai, like a Balearic Calvin Harris club anthem when the bass drops. For … Read the rest
The sound of monks chanting echoes through the forest. Birds chirp in the trees. The humming sound of cicadas lowers and rises in waves. At the end of a tree-lined trail is a stone bridge covered in white lanterns known … Read the rest
35 years ago my family moved from America to Jeju Island. We lived there for just over a year. I was six then. While we were there, my father took a bunch of photographs. But they got buried away in … Read the rest
In 1979, Iranian militants seized the US Embassy in Tehran, the Russians invaded Afghanistan, and Margaret Thatcher became the new Prime Minister of England. The album of the year was Saturday Night Fever by the Bee Gees. The song of … Read the rest
My exhibition (June 15 – July 28, 2013) will kick off Saturday the 15th at 5pm. It will be held at the IUM Art Space Gallery in Ulsan, Korea. I’ve posted details and directions below. Admission is free. Hope you … Read the rest
Nothing lights up Busan like the sea of lotus lanterns at Samgwang Temple on Buddha’s Birthday.
- Aperture: ƒ/29
- Focal length: 44mm
- ISO: 125
- Shutter speed: 30s
An impoverished Korean neighborhood looks for salvation in art.
Rows of brightly colored ceramic birds with smiling human heads perch along the edge of a roof, welcoming passers-by. Silver dragonflies the size of people cling to a school wall. Three … Read the rest