Changing planes JFK. Random walk through. Like every other photographer bored at the airport we shoot whatever is around. I am anxious to get home today after an incredibly rewarding month in Korea. Already missing my Korean diet and friends. Mostly I am trying to remember where I parked my truck at my home airport. Can’t find the keys either. All my travel experience doesn’t seem to do me much good!!
I had the pleasure of lunch today with Korean novelist, poet, and professor of literature Kil-Un Hyun. Mr. Hyun is doing the text for my upcoming book on the Haenyeo of Jeju Island where he was born and lived for 46 years. Hyun was kind enough to come by and look at my photographs today in Seoul to get a feel for what he may write. I am honored. #SouthKorea #Haenyeo #Jeju
My photographing in Korea is over. I want to give very special humble thank you to all the Haenyeo I came to admire for their resilience, free spirit, sense of humor, and warmth. These women divers showed me a whole new world. Bobbing around out there in the frigid Pacific on their little foam floats and then kicking down without oxygen tanks to pick up a few abalone off the ocean floor was simply something to witness. Most of these women have been doing this for 50 years or more. A tradition in its final years . Many thanks ladies. You are the bestest#Haenyeo #SouthKorea #Jeju