Triptychs of Strangers #20, The Analog Lover - London

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About this series
Wow. It's number #20 … in seven months. Mmmh, that's not much compared all the other strangers series. But I feel no pressure to shoot, publish every day, week whatsoever. Could you imagine seeing people in the streets in (three) pieces all the time? Well, I couldn't - haha. That's why things keep going on rather slow.

So I call this the 20th anniversary because I have only four more left and stranger #25 might take some time again ;-). Thanks for your encouraging comments and faves during this series.

Story about this shot
I was sticking around London Fields. If you make it there on a Saturday you should must visit the Broadway Market. It`s a less crowded Market compared to Sunday Up Market and feels like being among locals. A few pubs and cafes, but also a small market very selected tasty delicacies, clothes, music, a neat atmosphere in general … a stall selling old prints of old London: The place where I recognized his awesome camera … Yeah, it's a photographer. Asking a like-minded to participate in any photographic project is as easy as pie. The weakest victim you might find in the streets wherever you are, bird of prey.

About this stranger
Meet the Stranger #20 with the melodic name Kim Tae Hwan. He is 35 years old and maybe our first real celebrity - he is a fashion/editorial photographer mostly working for Elle, Dazed and Confused or Cosmopolitan. But I also enjoyed his efforts in street and beauty.
His clients book him because of his very own signature. Now you are right to say: that's the minimum you should expect from a professional photographer. But most of his releases for fashion are on polaroid, at least they are in fact analog. I think that's quite unusual … so in that very moment he was telling me his story with this antique jewel in this hands … I thought this guy must be an analog lover.

Look a his amazing work on his Website.

Kim Tae Hwan lives is from Busan, the second biggest city in South Korea. He spends most of the time traveling around the world - a citizen of the world. I really wonder how many stamps he might have in his passport. He just finished a video shoot in London and had a few days left to spend.

It was really fun talking to him. We had some minor lost in translation kinda like problems, but luckily his was his korean entourage of two and one of them was actually living in London.

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  1. Ubik Agency 54 months ago | reply

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  2. Ricardo Villagran 54 months ago | reply

    Wow, superb imagery!! congratulations on a fabulous work!!!

  3. Horatiu Lazar 54 months ago | reply

    Cool photo!

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  4. radityaman 53 months ago | reply

    Awesome images!! I love the expression, and the color is wonderful!! A unique subject too, and a wonderful camera! Perfecttt!

  5. Berg Munroe 52 months ago | reply

    You are awesome! Jesus!

  6. exaria ezaty 52 months ago | reply

    so interesting set!

  7. jonasvl 52 months ago | reply

    I'm speachless! This is such a good idea! Beautiful!!!!!

  8. jaypchances 49 months ago | reply

    Nice series! I am following a photography course and my teacher came up with an exercise inspired by your work. (results are in my photostream of you're interested)

  9. Jared Peters 45 months ago | reply

    Stunning triptych. Probably my favourite from the set.

  10. RobertCross1 (off and on) 45 months ago | reply

    Wow!! I LOVE this triptychs idea, and you really, really execute it perfectly. Is this with the Pan/Leica 25mm f/1.4?
    Seen in your Your picks (Most interesting) set. ( ?² )

  11. Greig Reid 43 months ago | reply

    Congratulations on this photo being featured in the latest Digital Photo magazine. Superb image.

  12. 42 months ago | reply

    Love it, great style. :)

  13. JoeCow 40 months ago | reply

    I honestly enjoy all your images! :) <3

  14. pannygh1 29 months ago | reply

    I love your work!

  15. Darrell Godliman 21 months ago | reply

    This series in particular is wonderful.

    Thanks for adding me as a contact. Your photostream I'm sure will provide me with plenty of inspiration as I'm looking to take more people shots this year.

  16. maubri 9 months ago | reply

    really like this series

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