Korea

Everyday Korea by Matt Treager

As I'm nearing the end of a soft-relaunch of my website, thought I'd update with another new gallery. For those of you who have been wondering what I've been up to during my year-long stint in Korea, these photos will give you a little bit of an idea. We'll elaborate with stories on our personal blog too, but that's for later on...

Most of the photos were shot with my new Fuji X100s, a most generous wedding anniversary gift from my beloved wife. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite cameras to shoot. Seriously, if you're considering one, you won't regret it one bit.  

Go on, take a look at the photos here!

 

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Updates from South Korea - Jeju Edition by Matt Treager

I've added some photos from a recent trip to Jeju Island on my "Recent Work" tab, and I have a few more to share here as well. Big portfolio relaunch coming soon as I prepare to approach a few Korean magazines with proposals...more to come!

Fisherman in Mokpo, South Korea

Fisherman in Mokpo, South Korea

Riding the ferry to Jeju Island

Riding the ferry to Jeju Island

Dad and daughter near Sagye Beach, Jeju Island, South Korea

Dad and daughter near Sagye Beach, Jeju Island, South Korea

Approaching Jeju Island

Approaching Jeju Island

Offerings at Buddhist temple built into the side of Mt. Sanbang, Jeju Island

Offerings at Buddhist temple built into the side of Mt. Sanbang, Jeju Island

Haenyeo (해녀), which translates into "sea women", are an icon on Jeju Island. These women free-dive for sea urchins, abalone, octopi, and other seafood. They are renown for their strong wills, being able to hold their breath for up to two minutes diving to depths of 20 meters.

Haenyeo (해녀), which translates into "sea women", are an icon on Jeju Island. These women free-dive for sea urchins, abalone, octopi, and other seafood. They are renown for their strong wills, being able to hold their breath for up to two minutes diving to depths of 20 meters.

The Taco Stand - Chung Yon Mu "Youth Market" - Nambu Market, Jeonju by Matt Treager

Celebrated Cinco de Mayo in true Korean fashion: by going to the only taco stand in Jeonju! Sacha, our ex-pat co-workers, and I visited a great little Mexican joint on the second floor of the Nambu Market, which is considered the "Youth Market". It was later explained to me that this special section of the market is a place for up-and-coming businesses with young owners. The set-up is just right for budding entrepreneurs to settle in and start a business, especially those who have less capital to open shop elsewhere. Also an excellent place for some photo shoots in the future, and maybe some mini-docs on local business owners...we shall see!

Perfect weather, good tacos, and good company - not much to complain about. 

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