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FAR FROM THE WATER'S EDGE

A PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNAL BY TIM VAN DER MERWE

Autumn, the fall

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...

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A Session With Serena

October 30, 2019 / Portrait

these images are from an afternoon i spent with serena, a friend and model here in seoul. this is another session that was shot over the summer, in the sweltering heat of july. as such, like all sane ...

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An Afternoon With Luci

October 12, 2019 / Portrait

these images are from a session with seoul based model luci, shot in in middle of the hot korean summer. these were shot at one of seoul's many studios, nearby yangjae station. soon, only the memories...

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Sue and the Early Seoul Summer

October 3, 2019 / Portrait

From a session earlier this year, working with my talented co-conspirator and wonderful friend Sue. It's early days to be picking highlights of the year, I know. But I suspect that, come end of the ye...

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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 ...

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Creating Content For Social Media

September 29, 2019 / Portrait

some photographs from a session over the summer, shooting some concept content for a local group of performers here in seoul. _ CREATING CONTENT FOR SOCIAL MEDIA, A SESSION IN SEOUL _ ...

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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...

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Protected: A series of portraits with Christine

May 15, 2019 / Portrait

These photographs are from a studio set with model, blogger and instagram fashionista Christine Evers, better known known here in Seoul as @vogueuplikethis. These were created at a local studio in Seo...

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An afternoon with Do & Row

March 30, 2019 / Couple

this is a spring engagement session in seoul. i was lucky enough to spend the afternoon with these two love birds just before they got married, near gwanghwamun in the centre of seoul. thanks for a gr...

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Spring, you beautiful thing

March 10, 2019 / Portrait

my first new work of 2019, a spring session to welcome back the warm weather. as ever, i'm grateful to be able to work with talented artists. my output has slowed quite a lot as a result of the cold w...

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ABOUT

tim van der merwe is based in seoul, south korea. the aesthetics of his photographs are drawn from years as a musician, an appreciation for a wabi-sabi outlook on life, and colouring that reflects the atlantic, who’s coast he grew up near.  his photographic style is inherently influenced by photo-journalism, with a love of untouched moments of humanity and connection.

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