I am so grateful to be featured in the November 2016 issue of NYLON (i.e., NY + LONdon) Korea fashion magazine. My short essay and photos will be a part of featuring 5 different global cities (Paris, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, London) with each having a unique perspective. Of course, my part is for New York.
Please take a look at the captured pages below for now. Once I receive a printed magazine, I will update this post.
They were made for each other.
On my way home, I noticed this beautiful lady holding so many take-out red boxes in the subway. First off, I’ve never seen so many boxes handheld without a plastic bag. On top of that, the red color? So I wanted to take a photo of that candid moment.
But all of a sudden, she turned around to me and noticed my Fujifilm X100T camera and then asked if it was a film camera. I told her that my camera was a digital, but how to operate it is based on the very old fashioned way. At that moment of the conversation, I already knew taking a candid shot was impossible, but I still wanted to take a shot. So I politely asked if I could take a photo of her holding all those red boxes. She said yes and posed like this with a beautiful big smile.
Even if I failed to take a candid one, I am still so happy with the photograph not because of the photo itself, but because of her generosity and kindness, which was conveyed in the photo.
He was sitting. I was standing. He ate banana. I ate nothing. He was writing. I was taking a photo of him writing. I guess he won the morning.
Autumn is coming. But summer is fighting back. It doesn’t seem to go away easily.
Kids chase bubbles. Adults avoid them.
I can’t believe that it has been 15 years since 9/11 attack happened to this beautiful city. Although I really wanted to go out to document some of unfolding events on the streets, I am not planning to go out today because I am not feeling well. But this is the least thing I can do to remember what happened to this beautiful city fifteen years ago. It is a repost of image that I took a year ago from Brooklyn Bridge Park on 9/11, 2015.
The photograph was shot from subway N running on 31st street in Astoria, Queens when I was on my way home. As you may know, I rarely take a photograph of cityscape unless it really fascinates me. However, today was one of those rare moments that enticed me to take it. Mother Nature always surprises me in a way that I’ve never imagined.
Recently I had a chance to have an interview with an editor Tomasz Trzebiatowski who is a founder of FujiLove community. Tomasz is an official Fujifilm X photographer and also created FujiLove magazine which is the #1 publication for passionate Fujifilm X Series photographers from around the globe.
The conversation that I had with him is published in the September of 2016 issue of the magazine. It is available to purchase online and download immediately as a pdf format at the price of a cup of coffee.
The conversation focuses primarily on my passion for street photography and what it means to me. Not only that, there are many articles (150+ pages) from greater X-photographers that would inspire you as a photographer regardless of which gear you use.
I hope you take a look at it and enjoy the reading.