Deciphering Seoul: A Visual Diary
Welcome to the capital of South Korea. Seoul is one of the most expensive cities of the world. It is the centre of Hallyu, Korean pop-culture products. It is the capital of the country with the largest cover of broadband Internet connections. And home to the most successful online gaming companies in the world. 10.5 million people live here, showing a strong sense for fashion trends and new technological gadgets. The cityscape is characterised by huge apartment blocks – more chaotic and less structured than most European cities. There is little urban planning and construction regulations, leading to a sprawling pattern of buildings flowing throughout the financial capital.
This photo series is not formed around one conceptual theme but, following the fragmentary character of the city, the images highlight different aspects and approaches for deciphering the city.
Music Eastern Gate by Ben Businovski. The music is written on Dongdaemun, a district in Seoul, where the Eastern Gate is located.
Release: Vacant Lots EP (Shrimps & Chips). http://www.benbusinovski.com/