No Apologies

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Seoul, South Korea.

“Why do you take so many photos on the train?”

I get it.It must be sort of boring to see twenty photos a week of people on the Seoul tube. Fact of that matter is, I don’t take many photos. I literally never go outside with my camera just to take photos. I don’t do photo walks. I don’t go to a crowded area and walk around in hour increments while breaking for coffee in between to check my lcd for keepers. I don’t get the point of it. Could I take better photos if I did that? Of course. Common sense says that if I took more photos I would probably take better ones. I take photos in the same way that someone listens to music. You listen to music on the subway while you’re going somewhere. I take photos on the subway while going somewhere. Generally, when I get to where I’m going I’m more interested in what I’m doing than taking a photo of it. Sure, I’ll take a photo or two for memory sake, but I find it hard to quantify the importance of spending my free time taking photos of people I don’t care about. Selfish? Maybe. I prefer thinking I lived my life as opposed to having spent it taking photos for the sake of doing so. It’s a good way to occupy my time. One of these girls slept, the other was on her phone. I was taking a picture.

At least none one was bored.

Taken, edited, written, and posted before my stop.

Seoul, South Korea.

January 2016.


  1. absolutely Josh, whatever works right? and each person with their routine and the way to look at things. For ex. this morning i met up with a friend and we just got lost in the city centre, took pictures – guess it was a photo walk, but the main thing is that we really enjoyed it (and we didnt even stop to check out our shots) it was a pure walking – talking – taking photos at times and enjoying the day.

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