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FAR FROM THE WATER'S EDGE

A PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNAL BY TIM VAN DER MERWE

In Frame: Sue and the Sea

February 10, 2019 / Education

this is the first in a small series where i'll break down some of my photographs. i'll discuss how i arrived at one of my favourite photographs ever. In Frame: Sue and the Sea this was taken on ...

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Autumn, Seoul Family Photographs

February 6, 2019 / Family

the cooler weather brings with it a beautiful time of year for seoul family photographs. the muted beauty of the warmer colours, contrasts with the cooler temperatures. but a little love goes a long w...

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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....

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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   ...

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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...

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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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