Photos for iamyuri.com – Sneak Peek

I spent the weekend doing a fashion/lifestyle photoshoot in LA – lovely weather and lovely people. Old school k-pop group Cool (쿨) isn’t making music anymore but their member Yuri has become a designer and model. To learn more or to purchase their clothes, visit www.iamyuri.com. Here is a small taste of the photos I took for some of their outfits (with Yuri as the model). These are my personal edits.
I used both my Nikon D3s and my Canon 5D.

…Again, this is just a sneak peek – more to come!

 

Europe in Samcheongdong

 
A lovely cafe called “Slow Garden Coffee and Waffle” in Samcheongdong, Seoul (above).

Samcheongdong is the cafe and boutique filled area next to the presidential Blue House. There is a lot of security in this area but it is a peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. Many of the cafes and boutiques here are European inspired. Seoulites will usually say that Garosugil is a lot like the Europe of Seoul, but I feel that Samcheongdong is too. The cafes in particular boasts a vintage look and feel while serving modern foods. Much of the shopping and signage in Samcheongdong is artsy and crafty – most of which is managed and created by local designers and artists.

Storefronts will often display a sort of chic-Euro-Seoul eclectic mix – vintage looking bicycles, scooters, lots of greenery, ceramics, etc.

The residential part of Samcheongdong is mostly older homes – traditional Korean styles similar to the Bukchon area. Mix this with the eclectic modern neighborhood eateries and shops and you have one unique Seoul town.