AKA: William George
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A story about life in Korea just for Tumblr…

I was stopped today by a Korean fellow who wanted to know about my Yashica Mat.

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He was quite polite, but he had the nastiest B.O.. If you’ve been to Korea, you’re familiar with it: The trifecta of cigarettes, soju, and kimchi stewing on a hot, late summer day. He asked to see how it worked and though my eyes were watering, I allowed him to look through the viewfinder. 

In doing so, he bumped up against me, transferring his nastiness to my arm. Some minutes after he said goodbye, I picked up his nose ghost lingering. I assumed the ever present wind in Gunsan would blow it away as I biked towards home.

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I assumed wrong. I may have to bathe myself in hydrogen peroxide.

Photographer! Huh? Yadda yadda! Where? I see him! on Flickr.
This was either Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning in Busan. I’m fairly confident it was in the P.N.U. area but I could be wrong about that. (Given how same-same everywhere in Korea looks, it could actually be Seoul.) This was another Yashica Mat shot. Normally the frame is 6x6 but I cropped it down to get rid of some boring gray building. Remember: Cropping is your friend.

Photographer! Huh? Yadda yadda! Where? I see him! on Flickr.

This was either Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning in Busan. I’m fairly confident it was in the P.N.U. area but I could be wrong about that. (Given how same-same everywhere in Korea looks, it could actually be Seoul.)

This was another Yashica Mat shot. Normally the frame is 6x6 but I cropped it down to get rid of some boring gray building. Remember: Cropping is your friend.