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FAR FROM THE WATER'S EDGE

A PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNAL BY TIM VAN DER MERWE

The Potters

May 11, 2016 / Portrait

Couples photography in the middle of some of the roughest seas I've ever seen? Oh yeah. The waves were hammering the coastline, and gale force winds were pounding the shore. I was not overly optimisti...

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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,...

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Seoul Photographer – Charlotte

February 1, 2016 / Portrait

January is typically the slowest month in Korea. The winter is always at it's peak in January, and everyone is rather tired of winter by this point. Charlotte and I ignored the cold, and headed out to...

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Seoul Photographer – November Sessions

December 31, 2015 / Portrait

These were taken in Hongdae at Nemo Studio - I had the opportunity to shoot Kirstie and Jay in late November. With the busy holiday season approaching, this was set to be my second last shoot of the y...

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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...

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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...

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Seoul Through A Broken Lens – A Photo Essay

November 30, 2015 / Essay

Free-lensing. Lens Whacking. Whatever you want to call it, it's an awesome, inexpensive technique that adds a lot of potential to a prospective picture. I've also fallen in love with it. I've been usi...

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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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