Photo Essay

The Noryangjin fish market, Seoul Korea

6-27-09 (Noryangjin fish market, Seoul Korea) 1

The diversity and strangeness of creatures on display in this 60,000 square foot facility makes your head spin. Color is everywhere, including the aprons of the fish mongers. Light from a myriad lamps bounces off the fish and the wet floor, and sunlight filters in from both ends of the hall. Around 3PM it gets HOT in there, and all the fishmongers bring out ice cold tea and coffee. One of them saw me sweating as I was walking by, and offered me a glass of each. I only drank a few sips as I did not want to shock my system. He didn't speak a word of English, and I speak no Korean at all - but he understood I wasn't going to drink any more, so laughing he poured iced tea on my bare arm. The sensation cooled my whole body down immediatey.

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5 responses

  • Simon Kossoff

    Simon Kossoff (Deleted) said (27 Jun 2009):

    It's really exciting to see this new work from your travels! I can't wait to see more!!!!!

  • Michel González Brun

    Michel González Brun gave props (27 Jun 2009):

    brilliant essay - excellent photos!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (28 Jun 2009):

    Great essay, love the shots and the stury, so interesting..

  • joshstabsface

    joshstabsface said (30 Jun 2009):

    this is great stuff. well edited. alexis ive been trying to send you messages on jpg for quite a while and they always error out and do not send. is there a good way to contact you?

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    alexis, this is an amazing photoessay and deserves to be published. I love all of the images.

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