Posts from July 2010.

July 9th, 2010

Wedding in Braga.

I’ve been shooting quite a few wedding photos starting from my previous co-worker Miguel’s wedding in Braga, Portugal last year. While I was going through some of the wedding photo archives, I decided to post a few shots from my first wedding photo shoot.

I was lucky to be able to travel all the way to Braga for my first wedding photo assignment as well as to have some time to travel around in Portugal and Spain while I was on that side of the world. The church Miguel got married is the oldest Portuguese sanctuary called Bom Jesus do Monte and it was one of the most beautiful churches I’ve even seen.

Anyway, here are a few photos from that wedding.









July 8th, 2010

Abandoned Market

I’ve been working on Anyang Public Art Project so called APAP with Argentinean architect, Mauricio Corbalan, and we went to this abandoned market place in Bisan-dong, Anyang City, the other day to arrange a possible interview with this old couple who run a restaurant in an abandoned market place.

The lunch time was getting close, Mauricio and I ordered Konguksu, the only dish they serve in the summer. As we started small talks with them, the old couple offered us some beer and told us a bit about the market and their stories – how busy the market was when they started the restaurant back in December, 1971, how well their business went, and how they were able to make enough money to bring up and educate all of their four children.

Things started changing sometime last year since the city announced the re-development of the area. Most of the shops in the market closed the businesses and the market is almost abandoned now. There were still regular customers who come to reminisce the good old times, however, it doesn’t seem like it would last long enough.

Visiting the market place made me think once again, how quickly things change, and how closely our lives evolve with the changes of environments. It is sad that it’s not only the environment we lose when places disappear and it doesn’t seem like we realize what they are until we lose them.

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semame oil extracting machines

sesame oils.

almost abandoned.

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