Korea is a country of contrasts. The ancient and crumbling lay beside the the pristine and modern. Not only is this apparent architecturally, but socially and culturally as well.
Here we can see a lady wearing traditional Korean dress, the hanbok. This formal clothing dates back to the Joseon Dynasty, yet is still worn today – even by folks waiting to catch a bus. These three shots were taken at a bus stop in Anseong, South Korea, with my new analog love – the Rolleiflex Automat A – on Kodak Tri-X 400 film that was personally souped up in the darkroom with D76.
Now, don’t let the ‘auto’ in Automat fool you. This camera is completely manual – from focusing to selecting shutter speed and aperture. It requires no batteries and has no light meter. It’s challenging to shoot with, but well worth it. I love using its twin lens and waist level view finder to capture candid snaps on the street. © Patrick Bresnahan