An Updated Shotkit January 27, 2019 / Personal i don't really like writing about myself, or how i shoot or what i use, as i suspect that what works for me, will not work for many others. as the saying goes, there are a thousand ways to skin a cat ... READ MORE Thought, Deliberation & Connection January 20, 2018 / Personal The more there is of something, the less it's value. This sentence applies universally to almost every aspect of capitalist society. In the digital age of Instagram, Snap Chat and Facebook, our lives ... READ MORE Oh hi, 2018 January 5, 2018 / Personal And just like that, it's 2018 here in Seoul, South Korea, the land of morning calm. As a photographer, the plan this year is to blog more regularly, not just to post work that I do, or trips I take, b... READ MORE Twenty Sixteen. A Collection December 31, 2016 / Personal This is my collection of favourite photographs from the year. A word... 2016, a year that made many wish super powers, time turners and other such time bending mechanics did indeed exist. World happ... READ MORE This Summer in 35mm – A Personal Post September 1, 2016 / Personal I love analog photography. I bought an F100 just as the summer was starting. It arrived from Japan, accompanied with a nice little handwritten note from the seller, and the 4 films I purchased off gma... READ MORE 게인주의 – Live @ Soundland, Hongdae. July 7, 2016 / Personal Music is my first love. I own a mandolin, 2 electrics, 2 beat around acoustics (both nylon and steel string) a ukulele (admittedly, my grandfather made this for me when I was a little boy, and when I ... READ MORE Home. Rest. – Personal Post May 4, 2016 / Personal Home. I have been away. I apologise to those who read my blog, or follow my work, I've only been posting to instagram, largely due to the convenience. That will change now, or at least soon. I'm back,... READ MORE My Favourites of 2015 – Part 2/2 December 10, 2015 / Personal 10/12/2015 - Paju, South Korea Continuing on from the piece I wrote last week, here is part 2 of my favourite images of the year. 08 - Autumn (Paju-si, South Korea / October '15) Autumn had b... READ MORE My favourites of 2015 – Part 1 of 2 December 3, 2015 / Personal 2015 in review is probably the best title for this post. I find reflecting back on work to be incredibly helpful, and for the most part, enjoyable. Looking back on this year, being all that it was, wa... READ MORE


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.