Confessions of a consignment store photographer circa 2013
Market Mangos, Taipei, Taiwan, 2014
Winding through the stone streets of Jiufen 九份 after sunset, I am bewitched by the glowing lanterns illuminating the path to tea houses and street vendors. Asia has no shortage of these paper orbs, and they may be a kitschy tourist attraction, but that doesn’t take away my fascination and awe when I see them strung through the trees lining a mountain-side market street.
Jiufen, Taiwan 中國臺灣, 2014
Sifting through my shots and memories from my week in Taipei, Taiwan, is going to be tedious job, of which I am not allotted enough time during my hectic week teaching my Korean tater-tots…
Stories, rambling, and more photographs to come shortly. For now, enjoy this flower ∞
Lanterns from the rooftops #jiufen #taiwan #taipei #buddhism #lanterns #lifeabroad #southeastasia (at Jiufen)
Sometimes, when I’m running wildly down the descending steps into the subway, with my headphones pumping emotionally-caffeinated folk music into my skull, with my bag swinging energetically by my side, with heads turning as I barely miss a collision, with my adrenaline rising and an inevitable smile possessing me, I pretend I am racing the clock to fall into the arms of my soulmate, letting spill my desires since our first encounter, and him seeing everything that I am and handing me his heart as he throws his bags to the ground in declaration to be mine and mine alone.
Most of the time, I just miss the damn train.
Gachi CSA Taster Basket, 2014, Seoul, South Korea
Special delivery! After MONTHS of talking about ordering a sample box from the WWOOF CSA, I finally did it. Photos are not so amazing, but these delicious organic goodies should speak for themselves.
Anyone in Seoul interested in supporting your local farmers AND nomming on in-season organic fresh produce, order one now!
Lobster Bar Photo Shoot, 2014, Itaewon, South Korea
Toasted pumpkin seeds with sea salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Easy•Spicy•Healthy•Satisfying•Warming•Addicting
Some Korean cherry blossoms from April #betterlatethannever #cherryblossoms #springtime #southkorea #무의도 (at 인천 무의도)
Damyang Farm Lands, SK, 2014
Damyang Bamboo Forest 담양대나무숲, South Korea, 2014
Lanterns from the Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul, South Korea, 2014
Seokbulsa ( 석불사 ) Lanterns, Geumjeongsan, Busan, South Korea, 2014