This trip its been sitting on my buckle list for quite a while now. I have been travelled to a few Asian countries and however Korea & Taiwan are both on my places to visit list, especially after I meet people from Korea or Taiwan.
This travel series was shot with a Mamiya 645 and a Canon A1 using mostly Kodak Portra 160 & 400 speed films and Ilford Delta 100.
Military training is mandatory in Korea and you can see many of young military personals around the streets of Seoul.
I did a lot of research in what is to see on the demilitarized zone and unfortunately is not much that you can accesses and takes a minimum if half day in one of those full of American and Chinese tourist tours which sounded like a terrible experience so I decided to skip it by hoping that in my lifetime the border will open and I can visit Korea again as a whole.
The impression they leave is always of a friendly and outgoing nature.Felipe Molina Dorlhiac
The imperial temple in Seoul is an amazing opportunity to make images as the local go there on the weekends dressed in character costumes of back in the day. The imperial palace was part of daily life for many Koreans. Most of them were really keen to get their portrait taken when approached.
Night markets in Taiwan are all always “open.” One for each night of the week in most city’s. After visiting a few you might feel like you have seen them all but actually they all have something different on offer. From some really interesting street food to really cleaver games for prices to be win.
In our last week in Taipei we end up at this traditional instrument shop as my travel companion was eager to buy some of the instruments that he practice in his youth. Really amazing hand made instruments, most of them I haven’t seen before.
This is Felipe’s second feature, if you’ve missed out on Felipe’s first feature, be sure to check out “Street Symphony – Havana” to check out more of this talented shooters work.
About Felipe Molina
Felipe started his career as a camera operator with 16 and 35 mm film cameras in films back in Chile, his native country. Twelve years ago he moved exclusively to still photography, specializing in portraits and travel photography. He has lived in Australia for over 10 years now, and is a working as a studio portrait photographer. His passion for travelling has never stopped and it has taken Felipe to over 40 countries and 90 cities around the world. This passion has turned into an addiction and he is always planning new destinations so stay tuned. Currently have been shooting exclusively on film emulsions.