“my old grandmother always used to say, summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”
― george r.r. martin, a feast for crows

the winter here in seoul is on the wane, and we’re all starting to venture out. although the air quality has been less than desirable, the winter light is wonderful. if you’re passing through seoul and would like a set of your own portraits, do hit me up. as always, thanks for taking the time – T

Mai, and the Seoul Winter



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.