Marianne Kodaira M from Auckland, New Zealand spent some time in Korea earleir this year. This is a photo diary of her travels to Seoul, South Korea, all images having been taken on an iPhone 4S. We view this as an observant rumination on the rise of Instagram as the foremost forum for the art of ‘nowness’ – at this point, a rejection or segregation of iPhone photography is indefensible anachronism.
The mood is inconspicuous and unseen, kinetic, peripatetic and ephemeral – each shot a fragmented preservation of the spurious patina of what it means to live , as captured by a series of obnoxiously recognizable squares.
“Lost myself in creepy but weirdly photogenic inner-city labyrinths. A pathos of things – the kindness of strangers in train stations made me splutter with incomprehensible gratefulness, and I noticed a sense of stillness in a country I’d never been to before. For a second there I thought I lost myself.”