deokjeokdo, a photo essay

i was gifted a mint condition nikon l35af by wife a few weeks ago, as an anniversary present. it’s a 35mm point and shoot camera from 1983. i took it on a camping trip with some friends over the chuseok break.



tim van der merwe is based in 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, 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.