High Street Low Street by DAYV MATTT
Seoul between 2008 - 2011 in a way that’s not all glammed up. That’s the magic Dayv captures, and he blows it up to an 11x17” book that is the best damn photo book I’ve ever seen. He has such a style that is consistently rough around the edges that dates back to when he first picked up a digital cam in Seoul. He’s not changing it, and god forbid he never does.
Going through the book was great, it’s very easy to get lost in a picture as Dayv has such a style that many pictures could be a still frame from a cheesy moment you would see in a movie. But it’s not cheesy, and it’s definitely not a movie. Snapping thousands of pictures in a week commuting around Seoul, he is somehow always present when the smallest windows of perfection are open. I guarantee you this is a book that will always be fresh, new things to discover in photos as you study them more and more. A great introduction to what Seoul actually looks like as opposed to what you can find elsewhere making you think it’s all just tall towers and k-pops frolicking around eating gimbap.
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