Deokjeokdo, A Photo Essay

October 9, 2020 / Essay

ABOUT tim van der merwe is based in seoul, south korea. the aesthetics of his photographs are drawn from his background as a musician, the last decade living in asia, and colouring that reflects the ...


Autumn, The Fall – A Photo Essay

December 1, 2019 / Essay

these are a few images, made in gapyeong over the course of a weekend in november. i was lucky enough to be staying near nami island, and to wake up to a misty morning in the mountains. while i will n...


A Note

October 3, 2019 / Essay

_ A NOTE _ The year has largely run away with me, although I have still been pretty active artistically. Over the next few weeks I'll be posting all of the work that I have shot over the last year ...


Impressions of the East Coast

August 3, 2019 / Essay

a little of what we found over the summer when we spent a few days exploring korea's east coast. i'd highly recommend hitting up yang yang, it's a little more raw than gangneung, and the views are pre...


A Reflection

December 10, 2018 / Portrait

reflection, a few thoughts on a pretty wild, yet deeply rewarding year. photo essays inspired by journalist, photographer and friend Ian McNaught-Davis, i borrowed a page from his book. i've used a ...


The Eastern Reaches – A Photo Essay

October 26, 2018 / Essay

A photo essay from the eastern most part of South Korea. Ulleungdo, a small island 160 km's off the coast.   The Eastern Reaches A photo essay from Ulleungdo, South Korea ...


Ten Seconds in Kuala Lumpur – A Photo Essay

September 12, 2018 / Essay

This is a brief photo essay from Malaysia, ten photographs from a whirlwind trip. As always, thanks for stopping by. Ten Seconds in Kuala Lumpur - A photo essay   ...


Calm – A Photo Essay

May 1, 2018 / Essay

As a Seoul photographer, I enjoy taking a break from time to time. I'm not one for the city actually. I come from a city on the surrounded by the ocean, so being walled in by sky scrapers is a not an ...


The Last Of Winter – A Photo Essay

March 11, 2018 / Essay

Winter is not a season I care for. It's unpleasant. It's too long, especially here in Seoul. But with Spring just around the corner, I wanted to capture the last breath of winter. I typically only pos...


The Winter Waters

January 13, 2018 / Essay

A photo essay, inspired by bleakness of the Korean winter, and mists and mystery of Tong-Yeong and Goeje's, on Korea's southern coast. Thanks for looking - T The Winter Waters - A Photo Essay ...