My boyfriend (turned husband) and I first came to Korea in 2010 after a recruiter showed up at our university to talk about teaching In Korea. We didn’t put much thought into it and shortly after found ourselves in Daejeon. After a year, we decided to go home to South Africa to get married, and then returned to Korea. We loved our first year so much, especially the fact that we were able to travel extensively, live comfortably & save for our future; something that is unheard of for young married couples in South Africa.
We returned to Korea in 2013 and have been in the tiny town of Buan, Jeollobokdo, ever since.
How did you get started in photography?
It was actually my husband who inspired my photography journey. I started my first blog in 2010 to document our lives in Korea, and soon realized that it would only be great images that would allow my little space on the web to stand out from sea other travel blogs. He taught me how to use my first camera and my passion for capturing moments and memories has only intensified since then. I am a little horrified looking back at my early work and seeing my editing style (high contrasts, blown out landscapes with intense blue skies) but I am grateful for the journey and to continue to improve my craft with every session I spend with my camera.
What inspires you?
Beautiful things inspire me. From carefully thought out and decorated coffee shops, to fellow photographers work. When I see something beautiful, I want to capture it on my camera and share it with people. I find other photographers work inspiring too, even if I feel their skill is well beyond my own, their images inspire me to work on my craft and get better so I too can produce images that I feel are beautiful.
How far do you want to go?
I want to go as far as my camera will take me! Photography is not only my outlet for creative expression, but it is also a tool to help me grow my lifestyle blog. I hope to combine my love for sharing knowledge on my blog with my passion for creating beautiful images to offer a unique business offering to creative professionals.
How would you describe yourself as a photographer?
I would describe myself as a natural light photographer with an eye for capturing the beauty in each moment. I really don’t like to box myself into any particular category of photography as I enjoy shooting everything from portraits to pets, landscapes to lifestyle elements. If I had to condense my style into 3 words I would have to say; feminine, light & enchanting.