The juxtaposition between old and new, decay and renewal, modern versus tradition, fascinated me and it shows in the choices I made with the camera. Every city street and rural pathway I walked down seemed to have its own major, ongoing infrastructure project. The sleepy, forgotten suburb of Gwanjeodong, sandwiched in-between rice fields and mountains on the border of Daejeon City, was transforming its thoroughfares into four-lane freeways and beginning preparation for a new subway system in 2005. Between 2010-2013 the burgeoning suburb of Chilgok 3 in Daegu was dominated by the construction of the city's first monorail, not to mention a new, large shopping center and cineplex.
I was very fortunate to experience so much of the country in the seven years I traveled and lived there. So this is simply my take on a country I once called home. This is my Korea.