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... READ MORE 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... READ MORE Dahl Lee February 3, 2019 / Portrait "I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured.... READ MORE Sue and the Sea January 10, 2019 / Portrait “nothing's ever the same," she said. "be it a second later or a hundred years. It's always churning and roiling. and people change as much as oceans.” - neil Gaiman, the ocean at the end of the lane ... READ MORE Rowena January 10, 2019 / Portrait These images are from a portrait session with Rowena, taken toward the end of last year. Form and shape formed the basis of these pictures. We had planned for more afternoon light, but the short days ... READ MORE 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 ... READ MORE Rio October 25, 2018 / Portrait These were taken early in the summer at Seoul Forest, before the heat, the humidity and the rain came. Summer is still the queen of seasons. Rio in the Seoul Summer   ... READ MORE Veronika October 22, 2018 / Portrait From earlier in the year, when the weather was warmer and Summer was just a promise waiting in the wind. Veronika A portrait session About Seoul photographer... READ MORE Josh June 28, 2018 / Portrait The Dongdaemun Design Plaza, or the DDP for short, is a fixture on every tourist's visit to Seoul. More than that however, you'll find all measure of photographs captured here. The DDP serves as the l... READ MORE Sue May 24, 2018 / Portrait These photographs are from a portrait set that Sue and I created together at the end of April. In our meeting before the shoot, we spoke a lot about art, and the creative process, and it was good for ... 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.