I have no clue how many hotel rooms I have checked into in 40 plus years traveling around the world camera in hand. Hundreds? Thousands? So I am surprised by little when I turn the key. However tonight my Korean hosts booked me into a hotel smack in the middle of an amusement park in the port city of Incheon. A first. Oh yea, another little surprise. My room is equipped with a rappelling kit for a fast exit out my window 8 floors up, in case the place catches fire. Hmmm, think I will settle for a carousel ride and some cotton candy before I crash.
Band on the run. I now have a two week commission to photograph sea coast life in Korea and help this Korean TV crew film me doing it. “In Frame” a tv doc series to come featuring 5 Magnum photographers: Alex Webb. Chris Steele-Perkins, Thomas Dvorzak, Patrick Zachmann all preceded yours truly on their own essays prior. Korean crew here are: Fixer, Lee Kyung Taek; Assistant to Director, Cho Yong Seong; Cameraman,Seo Jong Baek; and Producer, Lee Myung Woo. We get up at 4am and get to bed at 1am eating every meal, hours on the road, and sharing every experience together. Family we are as we share a one of a kind one time adventure.