What a refreshing trip. 

Seoul was on my radar as a city to visit for quite some time now. This past weekend, I brought my little brother as well as a friend along, mainly to visit my sister, who is currently living/working out there. Man, I thought Tokyo was hands down my favorite city in Asia. Everything from the food to the people to the culture was extremely fresh to me. At no moment during my visit did I feel "bored" or find an area to be "familiar". Although I didn't spend as much time shooting in the city as I normally would have, it was really nice to put the camera down and really take everything in. One thing that really stood out to me about the city itself was how alive it was; no matter what time of the day it was. Hongdae, a neighborhood known for its youthful and romantic ambience, underground culture, and freedom of self-expression, is definitely a place I'd recommend spending time at in the evening. 

The architecture was on another level. Dongdaemun Design Plaza was a specific area that I had seen pictures online & on Instagram that I knew I had to shoot. Always looking for symmetry and strong lead in lines while taking photos, this place was perfect for me. However, I wasn't expecting to see an abundance of similar yet totally different structures, from the GT Tower, to Anyang Art Park, that really separated Korea from any other city I've visited. 

As usual, I've added some of my most memorable & favorite photos from this short trip. Feels really good to have knocked this city off my must travel list. I'm currently working on a couple huge projects that will be announced in the near future. I'm really excited to show y'all. 

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