Photo Essays
Getting Tattooed in South Korea

Getting Tattooed in South Korea

“I still can’t believe I’m getting a fucking tattoo.” Tom, a Chincha writer and photographer, breathes out just moments after feeling the needle prick against his thigh. There was no turning back, Tom’s virgin skin was officially inked. Chincha helped Tom get his very first tattoo by setting up an appointment with Johnathan Fleming, a talented...
Exploring Ansan

Exploring Ansan

I’m always excited to visit the area around Ansan station because it teems with multicultural diversity. It’s a melting pot of Korea’s migrant working class, and represents various points on the map including India, Russia, Malaysia, and Thailand, just to name a few. Visiting this area feels like I’m stepping outside of Korea, as my senses...
In Pictures: Social Underground #13

In Pictures: Social Underground #13

Who knew birthday hats and balloons could lead to faces being licked and random table dancing? I guess Social Underground had a little clue, especially since they held the magic touch by playing beats you can’t do anything else but dance to. Chincha features Social Underground’s parties they throw at Exit every month, but this...
Urban Exploration in South Korea

Urban Exploration in South Korea

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but this modern two-story Angel-In-Us Coffee café with ancient Greek column décor, golden velvet sofas, and crystal chandlers and an outdoor patio in Korea was. It’s not uncommon to walk the streets of Korea and run into at least a handful of dilapidated buildings, many of which appear to have been crumpled during an...
Seoul's Moving Metal Staircases

Seoul’s Moving Metal Staircases

Anyone who has ever played Super Mario Brothers knows that taking any one of the many secret “pipelines” is usually a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you find yourself in a brand new subterranean eco-system, filled with potential riches and the promise of advancing a great distance toward your ultimate goal of completing the...
In Pictures: Super Sketch+

In Pictures: Super Sketch+

I came to the <Cloud 9> event hosted by Col.l.age+ I few weeks back and I knew that this was going to be one of those venues where any time I go there, something great is going to happen. This past weekend did not disappoint, as SuperColorSuper came by for their “Super Sketch” event. The venue perfectly...
Two Years of SHINDIG

Two Years of SHINDIG

The ever-popular old-school sweatfest that is SHINDIG is back for its 10th installment this weekend at basement venue Myoungwolgwan. Since it’s also the two-year anniversary party, we asked creators and DJs Jerry and Mikey to choose their favourite shots from each crazy SHINDIG dance party so far. SHINDIG vol. 1 Mikey: We didn’t know exactly...
Unsung Skateboard Magazine Launch Party

Unsung Skateboard Magazine Launch Party

This is a magazine full of skateboarders for skateboarders by skateboarders… We live it; it owns us. At least it owns me. The act of skateboarding, that is. This is just my chance to send that act love-letters. –Unsung Skateboard Magazine You would think a hoodie, fitted cap, or skateboard was required for entrance if...