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FAR FROM THE WATER'S EDGE

A PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNAL BY TIM VAN DER MERWE

Skin Full of Seoul

November 17, 2016 / Mini Session

Katherine from Skin Full of Seoul contacted me needing pictures to accompany an interview that she had recently done, for UK based beauty journal, Beauty East. It was a last minute thing, and we both ...

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Celebrations

November 5, 2016 / Portrait

“Friendship," said Christopher Robin, "is a very comforting thing to have.” - AA Milne These ladies were all in high school together, near Ilsan in Haeng-shing-dong. As a celebration of their 20's, t...

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Gyeongju

October 9, 2016 / Travel

Gyeongju, a city unlike any other I've been to in Korea. Historical, laid back, a bit gritty, and all around awesome. Go, if you have a spare weekend. It's so well worth it. It's probably my favourite...

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Protected: Kirstie

September 9, 2016 / Portrait

It is said that we are products of our environment, and over the recent year, I've noticed how the influence of certain Korean photographers have influenced my work. Korean lifestyle photographers fav...

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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...

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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 ...

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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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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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