I had been waiting for this moment for a long time.
As much as wandering the streets with my film photographers here in Seoul is enjoyable, I genuinely wanted to go on these photo missions with my friends from back home. Maybe, it's because I do the same circuit route in Seoul nearly every weekend. A change of scenery was much needed. Every time I saw a blog post about a trip made out in the American Great Outdoors, I can't help but be envious of their adventures. Usually I am out with one or two other photographers, and so in many ways, shooting with a larger group was refreshingly difficult. What I mean is that when there are only one or two other photographers with you, the wolf pack moves much faster and effortlessly, covering more ground with decisions processed quicker than with a substantially larger group, of say ten or more photographers. You are a bit limited to what you can do, especially when time is of the essence. Nonetheless, I had a fantastic time exploring the great California outdoors, hanging out with my friends, and snapping photos across the beautiful, scenic, and fascinating rock formations that make up part of the Punchbowl. Really though, check out Andrew's (inhousegoods) incredible video from our trip.
Wow, don't you wish you were there?
I am thankful to have come across many talented, artistic, and creative people in my life. I definitely wouldn't be where I am (artistically) without the influences of some of these good people. In essence, we are all artists. We paint our experiences, draw our stories, and share ideas through vast mediums that include photography, videography, and writing (to name a few). Before picking up photography, my strongest artistic medium was writing. However, after focusing most of my raw and creative energy into photography, I am not so sure. They say, "a photograph is worth a thousand words," and yes, to a certain degree that may be true. And thus, perhaps, by taking hundreds of photographs throughout the years I may have tricked myself into thinking that I have been saying hundreds of thousands of words all along. Or, perhaps my photographs have not been saying much, if anything at all.
(Side note: I couldn't help but laugh at myself for adding text to my photography. I didn't realize at the time that I would be writing about writing. Perhaps, I should have left it out.)
Writing is an important part of what sets us apart from the rest of the species that inhabit this planet. A single thought cannot become a reality without becoming a word that we speak, which in turn are structured into poetic sentences and justified paragraphs that have the potential to become speeches that move nations. It is necessary that we pass on these invaluable inheritances to future generations. Without it, everything will be forgotten.
Now for some photographs,
Camera: Leica M6, Nikon FE2
Roll: Fujifilm Pro400H, Kodak Portra 400 pushed 1 stop, Kodak Trix 400
If only Rocky was positioned to the left a little bit more...
Richie, Jungle, and Chris.
No really, that thing looks much bigger in real life.
Doesn't he blend in so effortlessly?
Chris G. says V
The light was harsh.
Ridiculous, I know.
What you see from the Viewpoint.
There they are!
Just look at that light!
Rocky conquering the steep grade.
Loving the background, and I feel like a rocket is going to fly out of Keny's Mamiya.
Searching for answers.
Christina Jung [ http://telltalecity.blogspot.com/ ] [ her post ]
Louis Trinh [ http://www.louistrinh.com ] [ his post ]
Garrick Fujii [ http://garrickfujii.com/ ] [ his post ]
Ken Radomski [ http://haserad.com/ ]
Jeff Tang [ http://12fv.com/ ]
Andrew Truong [ http://inhousegoods.tumblr.com/ ]
Rocky Halim [ http://visualfool.blogspot.com/ ]
Chris Gayomali [ http://chrigz.tumblr.com/ ]
Richie Kim [ http://richardkim.tumblr.com/ ]
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