One of the highlights of my crazy reintroduction to Korea after 5 weeks in northeast India for my Tattoos of Asia project was having the chance to work with Will and his family. This little guy could light up a room full of the sternest fellows in the business. His bright smile and fun-loving attitude made our hour-long shoot something to remember. Join me on this short journey with a happy little fellow and his family.
It’s hard to miss Seoul when you’re surrounded by the mountainous landscape of northeast India, but I had a few things lined up for my return that made me want to hurry back. Working with new families is a joy unlike many others and the Porters were high on my list of reasons to return to the land of the morning calm. Young Will showed us all what it means to have a good time that day.
We met early in the morning for our session at Changgyeonggung and it seemed like Will might just have woken up, so we started with a bit of running around to warm him up. He quickly took to his new surroundings and it was all we could do to keep him roughly in the area we’d be shooting in.
When it came time for the little fellow to get slightly tired and show off his introspective side, we decided it was a good chance to change up the location and headed to the back corner of the palace. Here, Will let us in on his love for being upside down and for lying on the floor.
Early mornings in Autumn are some of the cleanest we get here in Seoul. The air is cooler than the hot summer mornings and the light shines its brightest of the year. Although this was the end of our session, thanks to our early start, the light was still wonderful. We managed to work with the beautiful flare and shadows it created to wind up our session on a high as Will’s energy ran out.