Dobong Gu, Seoul Photo Guide

Dobong Gu is one of the 25 districts (gu) that make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. Located in the northern part of the city, Dobong-gu covers an area of approximately 20.7 square kilometers and has a population of around 350,000 people. The district […]

Documentary Photography, Black and White of Dongmun Market, Traditional Korean street market in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Photo Project—Sijang

Although tastes and interests change over the years, one thing that is constant is my interest in documenting the traditional Korean markets, called 시장 (sijang) in Korean. Not only is there so much to see and explore, but you’ll also witness some of the hardest […]

Seeing in Black and White—Intro to a New Video Series

I’m testing out this new video idea! I love black and white photography, especially high-contrast, street/documentary-style photos! That’s where I shine, as it were. After sending photographs to an old friend, he readily expected black and white, and referred to me as the ‘king of […]

Defining my photography | The Photo Memoirs

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Hello, and welcome to The Photo Memoirs. My name is Don, I’m a street/documentary-style photographer with a keen interest in high-contrast, black-and-white photos. I’m currently based in Seoul, South Korea. Where I regularly explore and document my journey with my camera and GoPro. I created […]

Sunburst Photography in Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea on a sunny afternoon in December 2022. Color image. Sunburst Collection, The Photo Memoirs

Photo Journal 12.07.2022—Sunburst Photography in Jeong-dong and Seogyo-dong

Sunburst Photography—Photo Journal 12.07.2022 On a nice sunny afternoon in early December, I was exploring Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, and then skipped over to explore further in Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu. Lately, when the opportunity arose I’ve been drawn to photographing sunbursts. Sunbursts, or starbursts as they’re otherwise known, […]

View of Taebaek from Mongtorang Mountain Goat farm in Gangwon-do Province, South Korea

Taebaek Photo Guide

Taebaek city is a beautiful mountainous rural area in the southern part of Gangwon-do province, South Korea. Taebaek is bordered from the west clockwise: Gangwon-do Province Yeongwol-gun, Jeongseon-gun, Samcheoksi, and North Gyeongsang Province’s Bonghwa-gun to the south. Taebaek city is divided into 8 administrative dongs: […]

South Sea off the South Korean Peninsula of Wando city, South Jeolla Province.

Wando Photo Guide

Wando is the in the far southern part of the Korean peninsula, at the southeast corner of South Jeolla province. It consists of 265 islands of various sizes, 210 being uninhabited. Wando is a coastal and rural area with a population of less than 55,000 […]

South Sea off the South Korean Peninsula of Wando city, South Jeolla Province.

South Jeolla Photo Guide

South Jeolla is the southwesternmost province on the Korean peninsula. It includes several islands off the coast of the mainland as well. South Jeolla Province includes 22 cities and counties that circle around the historical city of Gwangju. Gwangju is self-governed as other major cities […]

Gangwon-do Photo Guide

Gangwon-do province is a beautiful province in the Northeast of South Korea. It borders North Korea to the north, Gyeonggi province to the west, North Chungcheong to the southwest, and North Gyeongsang to the southeast. Gangwon-do comprises 18 administrative districts, including 7 cities and 11 […]