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FAR FROM THE WATER'S EDGE

A PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNAL BY TIM VAN DER MERWE

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 ...

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Celeste

May 11, 2018 / Mini Session

Photography, photographer, model, collaborator. Artist, art. These two words are some that I feel I want to encapsulate my work, and the work I do with others. I've come to feel quite strongly in the ...

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Calm – A Photo Essay

May 1, 2018 / Essay

As a Seoul photographer, I enjoy taking a break from time to time. I'm not one for the city actually. I come from a city on the surrounded by the ocean, so being walled in by sky scrapers is a not an ...

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Anna

April 10, 2018 / Portrait

These images are from a portrait session that the lovely Anna and I shot together at Studio Leon here in Seoul, in the early Spring. Seoul has been rather unpredictable of late, particularly with rega...

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Sharon

March 28, 2018 / Portrait

Living here in Seoul, working with people from all around the world is half the fun of living such a vibrant city. These images are from a series of sets with Sharon shot at Noho and at Seoul Moon Stu...

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The Last Of Winter – A Photo Essay

March 11, 2018 / Essay

Winter is not a season I care for. It's unpleasant. It's too long, especially here in Seoul. But with Spring just around the corner, I wanted to capture the last breath of winter. I typically only pos...

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Dani

March 1, 2018 / Portrait

The winter is on the wane in Seoul, Korea. With the freezing temperatures mostly gone, what remains is the amazing winter light. The light in Seoul is quite special during the winter, and is very unli...

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Maria

February 14, 2018 / Portrait

As a photographer, one of the best parts about living and working in Seoul is that you get to meet people from all over the world. The quote is from one of my favourite authors. I enjoy these portrait...

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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 ...

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The Winter Waters

January 13, 2018 / Essay

A photo essay, inspired by bleakness of the Korean winter, and mists and mystery of Tong-Yeong and Goeje's, on Korea's southern coast. Thanks for looking - T The Winter Waters - A Photo Essay ...

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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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