Get up off the couch, grab your camera, grab another photographer and go on a photowalk. Not every shoot has to be about the photos themselves. Sometimes it is good to shoot for the sake of the company and the place.
Sadly, It is rare that photographers collaborate or shoot together. For me, any chance to meet fellow shutterbugs is a welcomed treat. This past weekend, a larger group of photographers went on a photowalk to Ihwa Mural Village.
Located in Ihwa-dong, the Ihwa Mural Village was a project carried out in 2006 to support the Ihwa community. Over sixty artists worked to create large murals and sculptures for visitors to enjoy. However, the project itself can be seen as a double-edged sword. Residents of Ihwa-dong find it hard to relax in their own neighborhood as their homes are constantly surrounded by couples, photographers and tourists.
Despite being ethically conflicted, I very much enjoyed the art and the fine people of Ihwa Mural Village. Here are a few snaps from the brief walk around the colorful district.
Award winning photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. Specializing in portrait photography, he shoots a variety of portraiture, editorial, event, and commercial photography assignments. Andy is a husband, father, and lover of fried food.