Photography
Winter. Korean Style

Winter. Korean Style

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. I hate to say it, but Korean winter is here. Here are some snaps from last year, from the times I just about managed to leave my apartment. Whenever I ask my students what weather is typical of the winter season, they all shout...
First Impressions

First Impressions

Though I would hate to say that first impressions are everything, I will say that they are usually good indicators of where our interests most genuinely lie. It was for this reason that as I looked back over the photos I had taken since first stepping off of the plane in Korea a few months...
In Pictures: People and Places

In Pictures: People and Places

After one year as a waygook living in South Korea, Matthew Leavesley has created this photo essay for Chincha, giving a glimpse into the past 365 days of his life. Anyone who has visited Gyeongbuk Palace in the heart of Seoul will be aware of how loud this drum can get. Keeping within tradition is...
A Shot of Soju With: Photographer Brent Sheffield

A Shot of Soju With: Photographer Brent Sheffield

If there’s a much-buzzed about event going down in the ROK, Brent Sheffield and his digital partner-in-crime are probably not too far away. It was only about seven months ago that Kimchibytes entered into Korea’s blogosphere. Brent exposes us to bright hues, deep contrast, and sharp images, straying away from Instagram-looking photos that he feels...
Korea in Infrared

Korea in Infrared

Scroll over each image to discover where in Korea it was taken. When looking at an infrared photo, one is literally looking at the world in a different light. Essentially, infrared film can capture what we cannot see: light from the infrared spectrum. The human eye is unable to detect any light beyond the visible...
Chinchagram: autumn/ fall

Chinchagram: autumn/ fall

Korean Octobers are absolutely gorgeous. The brightly colored leaves and the crisp, clean fall air give everybody one more chance to play outside before the winter hibernation. And of course, October means Halloween fun! This month’s Chinchagram contest theme was Fall/Autumn. As always, we received lots and lots of great submissions but this winning picture...
Halloween in Korea

Halloween in Korea

Here’s some fantastic fancy dress from a drunken boat party in Incheon, taken over this weekend for Halloween in Korea. Halloween in Korea isn’t that big of a deal, but the party areas of Seoul such as Hongdae and Itaewon are still taken over by expats and Koreans who want to celebrate the holiday. Even...
In Pictures: Aweh Block Party

In Pictures: Aweh Block Party

So here are the pictures of our legendary block party last Saturday night, in association with Zandari Festa, Aweh and Oh! Records. Wooh! Since the event was all about promoting the different subcultures that exist in Seoul, particularly around the Hongdae area, we asked our favourite underground DJs and bands to play. We had live...