Eclectic or 'eccentric', my background is as diverse as the places I lived since I was adopted from South Korea to Belgium.
Born in Busan and adopted when I was 3 years old by a Belgian / French family. I grew up in Brussels (Belgium) and was quickly exposed to different cultures as Brussels 'is a very cosmopolitan city' as well as the center of Europe with multilingual communities. Minimum three languages are spoken.
Looking at big fashion capitals as Fashion photographer, I moved to Paris in 1994 and collaborated with top international model agencies (Women, Marilyn, Metropolitan, Click, etc.). A life-changing visit to re-discover my roots in South Korea, back in 1995 for the first time as adult, reconnected me to my origins.
A year later, I moved from Paris to Seoul and lived/worked there from 1996 to 2010 (*besides a 2 years 'break' during the Asian Financial crisis where I lived in New York City between 1998 and 2000).
Since 2010, my globetrotter mindset and nomadic lifestyle, with a special affection for South East Asian countries, made me decided to relocate to Bangkok, Thailand – a platform of travel and a hub of tourism where multi-cultures meet and clash. Recently I manage a photo gallery space / photo studio and conduct regular photo workshops. The gallery space will serve as a platform for creativity and a photo studio rental for enthusiast photographers, students and professionals.
My house is ready to welcome you, in the perfect location between Asoke, Thonglor, Phra Khanong / Ekkamai, where there is another burgeoning pocket of creative community with new galleries and cafes opening recently.
Since 2010, I live in Bangkok and travel often around the region: Cambodia (or sometimes back to Seoul whenever I can); visiting this amazing South East Asia region; or elsewhere around the world for photography assignments, lectures or special photography workshops.
I regularly teach Photo Workshops in Bangkok and updated details are posted on my website
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