One of my favourite activities on a nice summer day in Korea is sitting outside a convenience store with a nice frosty can of beer. Dave wrote a story about it for VICE, and we learned that not everyone agrees on the terminology, or even when exactly the practice of "marting" started. But what really matters is that it's a great way to while away an afternoon of people-watching.
So you can imagine what a drag it was to rally the troops to enjoy some beers at the various marts around town. You can read the results here.
This was one of my earlier assignments and it really highlighted a bunch of areas I needed to work on. I regret that I had not upgraded my Photoshop or Lightroom yet, since my computer wouldn't open RAW files. (Don't ask.) It was a new genre of street photography for me; I prefer working with an absence of people. I had also just bought my new speedlight (which is not TTL) and that presented its own challenges. In the end we had a beautiful golden hour, vibrant colours from all the corporate logos, and wonderful smiling subjects.
A teacher and photographer previously based in S. Korea, being thrown into the world of photojournalism.