A quarterly zine (Fall 2016 Edition) from NYC Street Photographer Collective is up

NYC Street Photographer Collective which I am proud to be a part of has just issued a quarterly zine that includes some of my photos as well as work from other super talented members. This Fall 2016 edition has more than 100 street photographs from 16 members of the collective. Please check it out and order one if you are interested in. The proceeds will help support the collective’s future exhibitions and editions of our magazine.

More information regarding the collective and its members can be found at:
www.NYC-SPC.com or on Instagram or Twitter @nycspc

Announcement: I won the street photography contest

I am so grateful and honored to be selected as the winner of Street Photography Contest for 50th anniversary of Korean Monthly Photography Magazine (월간사진).

The three photographs submitted to the contest will be published in the upcoming December 2016 issue of the Monthly Photography Magazine.

Headless Guy Street PhotographyShadow Lullaby Street PhotographyThe Hand Street Photography

My short essay and photos featured in the November 2016 issue of NYLON Korea Magazine

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.

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Take-out red boxes

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.