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FAR FROM THE WATER'S EDGE

A PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNAL BY TIM VAN DER MERWE

Taylor, Jeremy & Parker – A Seoul Family Session

January 3, 2020 / Family

new years resolution number #1: upload my unpublished work to my journal. following on from that, this is a post from an older session, one that i shot towards the end of 2018 and truthfully i have no...

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In Frame #2: Light Over Presets

December 28, 2019 / Education

this is the second instalment, admittedly a year late, in a series i've titled "in frame" where i discuss my photography process in a little more detail. i get a lot of questions from people who are i...

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The Last Breaths of Summer

December 17, 2019 / Portrait

much of the work i've shot this year remains unblogged or unprinted, with only snippets appearing across my instagram feed. i will be printing a bunch of work, and will try and blog what i can. some w...

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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...

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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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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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