Seoul: Buildings








I should have been an architect. I could have been an architect. After all my father builds houses (he draws lines, this way and that way, and for some reason they join up or intersect to become a home). So I think I got that from him, this attraction towards buildings, although sometimes I think it's the people inside the buildings that i am interested in.

From a young age I learnt to look through the windows of other people's homes or at the lights that radiated from within the apartments of a HDB block. It always left me feeling an inexplicable sense of pathos. Yes, pathos, at the age of 8 or so. I remember wanting to be a documenter of their lives, because it struck me, even then, that we can only understand or grasp at the truth as an outsider.

And even then we can never get to the center of it all.

16 comments:

October 31, 2011 at 6:25 PM Euphemia said...

I love the colours of your photos, mind me asking what film are you using? Thanks so much!!

Euphemia

November 1, 2011 at 11:44 AM R said...

hey euphemia! i use normal film - anything i can find - but pair it with a natura classica =)

November 1, 2011 at 4:21 PM Euphemia said...
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November 1, 2011 at 4:32 PM Euphemia said...

Ahhhhh! The magic camera!! Cool cool, now maybe I should try my hands on the camera too! It's a 1600 ASA? Cos the colours are quite like a Solaris or Fuji.

I'm missing Korea loads tooooooo!