no, emptiness is not nothingness.

a few photographs from a session with longtime collaborator and friend dahl lee, shot at a favourite location in seoul over the golden week break. the title of this collection comes from “three body problem” by liu cixin, a book that i was reading at the time.



tim van der merwe is based between shenzhen, southern china and seoul, south korea. the aesthetics of his photographs are drawn from his background as a musician, the last decade living in asia, and colouring that reflects the atlantic, whose coast he grew up near. he values calm moments, quiet simplicity, and authentic expression, elements that he seeks to portray in all of his photographs.