feetmanseoul:

South Korea coined the word “Selca” (Self+camera) in 2004 when Koreans were using cellphone cameras as a matter of course already and uploading to eoljjang (Korean “eolgul”/face+”jjang”/best) sites from 2001. Koreans have been unapologetically doing “selfies” since the word was first coined in mainstream korean media in 2001 as what Americans are getting around to finally coin as the “selfie”-as-phenomenon now, spurred on by ubiquitous smartphone cameras and the advent of instagram. I’ve already put together the basic sources to write an article on the selfie and South Korean media culture. (at 타코벨 (Taco Bell))

feetmanseoul:

South Korea coined the word “Selca” (Self+camera) in 2004 when Koreans were using cellphone cameras as a matter of course already and uploading to eoljjang (Korean “eolgul”/face+”jjang”/best) sites from 2001. Koreans have been unapologetically doing “selfies” since the word was first coined in mainstream korean media in 2001 as what Americans are getting around to finally coin as the “selfie”-as-phenomenon now, spurred on by ubiquitous smartphone cameras and the advent of instagram. I’ve already put together the basic sources to write an article on the selfie and South Korean media culture. (at 타코벨 (Taco Bell))

feetmanseoul:

Overheard: “Look at these gloves! They’re so darn red!!!” They both broke out in laughter as she made chicken gestures.

feetmanseoul:

Overheard: “Look at these gloves! They’re so darn red!!!” They both broke out in laughter as she made chicken gestures.

feetmanseoul:

Ran into someone I photographed at Korea style week and her three friends on the left after photo class. Funny who you run into on the streets of Hongdae.

feetmanseoul:

Ran into someone I photographed at Korea style week and her three friends on the left after photo class. Funny who you run into on the streets of Hongdae.

feetmanseoul:

"Proper Living" 6th grade school subject, 1974.

feetmanseoul:

"Proper Living" 6th grade school subject, 1974.

feetmanseoul:

Returning from first Seollal as a married couple. (at 신용산역 (Sinyongsan Stn.))

feetmanseoul:

Returning from first Seollal as a married couple. (at 신용산역 (Sinyongsan Stn.))

feetmanseoul:

A CGV Seollal.

feetmanseoul:

A CGV Seollal.

feetmanseoul:

New-school Lunar New Year tradition for the kids. (at CGV 용산)

feetmanseoul:

New-school Lunar New Year tradition for the kids. (at CGV 용산)

feetmanseoul:

Ran into someone I photographed at Korea style week and her three friends on the left after photo class. Funny who you run into on the streets of Hongdae.

feetmanseoul:

Ran into someone I photographed at Korea style week and her three friends on the left after photo class. Funny who you run into on the streets of Hongdae.

feetmanseoul:

Fashion is where..and how…you see it. Saw this cool couple with sporty swagger with their Air Jordans up in the Taco Bell with my photo class.

feetmanseoul:

Fashion is where..and how…you see it. Saw this cool couple with sporty swagger with their Air Jordans up in the Taco Bell with my photo class.

savagechickens:

When Aliens Attack.
More aliens.

savagechickens:

When Aliens Attack.

More aliens.

feetmanseoul:

It’s getting all Sopyonje up in here! #korea #korean #kous #한국문화의집 #hanbok #traditional #dance #pinup #sopyonje #janggu  (at 한국문화의집)

feetmanseoul:

It’s getting all Sopyonje up in here! #korea #korean #kous #한국문화의집 #hanbok #traditional #dance #pinup #sopyonje #janggu (at 한국문화의집)

feetmanseoul:

A Korean classical good morning! Last shot from last night’s shoot at KOUS (Korea Culture House (KOUS—한국문화의집). Frankly, one of the only good traditional performances you can see in Korea. Korea House(where I was sad to say, I took my parents once) and that old theater in seodaemun are both garbage meant for tourists. And the irony is that Koreans around me always gushing about it. I’d be embarrassed to have tourists go there. That’s what happens when you pimp out your culture so much even YOU lose the ability to tell when a pansori singer or buk player totally sucks.  The pansori at the Korea House was so bad I nearly walked out to complain. Now, on one of my first days in Korea in 1994 for Fulbright ETA orientation, I was treated to a couple pansori singers down at the national theater and I got actual goosebumps. KOUS. Righteous. #korea #korean #traditional #dance #kous #hanbok #pinup

feetmanseoul:

A Korean classical good morning! Last shot from last night’s shoot at KOUS (Korea Culture House (KOUS—한국문화의집). Frankly, one of the only good traditional performances you can see in Korea. Korea House(where I was sad to say, I took my parents once) and that old theater in seodaemun are both garbage meant for tourists. And the irony is that Koreans around me always gushing about it. I’d be embarrassed to have tourists go there. That’s what happens when you pimp out your culture so much even YOU lose the ability to tell when a pansori singer or buk player totally sucks. The pansori at the Korea House was so bad I nearly walked out to complain. Now, on one of my first days in Korea in 1994 for Fulbright ETA orientation, I was treated to a couple pansori singers down at the national theater and I got actual goosebumps. KOUS. Righteous. #korea #korean #traditional #dance #kous #hanbok #pinup

feetmanseoul:

Got some hanbokking and Korean culturiizing and some picture practicizing. #korea #korean #traditional #dance #hanbok #instapin #pinup

feetmanseoul:

Got some hanbokking and Korean culturiizing and some picture practicizing. #korea #korean #traditional #dance #hanbok #instapin #pinup

feetmanseoul:

She said she made the badge. Fashion police? #seoul #myeongdong #korea #korean #instapin #koreanfashion #streetphoto #streetfashionportrait (at 명동길 (Myeongdong Street))

feetmanseoul:

She said she made the badge. Fashion police? #seoul #myeongdong #korea #korean #instapin #koreanfashion #streetphoto #streetfashionportrait (at 명동길 (Myeongdong Street))