I think this picture is of Jongno Station in Seoul, but I’m not sure. I took it like seven or eight years ago now. A lot of water has been pissed over the bridge since then and my photos of that era are almost like looking at Mars Rover photos: Kind of familiar. Kind of alien.
I keep telling myself I’m going to tell a story about my expat experiences one day after I get enough distance and a better sense of perspective about them. That way I can tell it without bile being spit over everything… Well, I keep telling myself I’m going to make a comic about it. But since I haven’t been able to finish anything I start in that arena over the past six years I doubt that’s going to happen either.
I took this with a Pentax MX, I believe. At the time the 1200 pixel wide image I have in my files was a monitor-filler. Now it’s got plenty of space. In another five years, all of my images will be postage stamps thanks to the continued increase of screen resolution. I would feel smug about it being on film and thus being rescannable at a higher resolution, unlike my fixed resolution digital images. But I bet it’ll be hell to get something to scan it with by then for less than the cost of a murder.