“Hello, my name is Don MacDonell. I’m a visual storyteller, street photographer based in Seoul, South Korea. I’m honored that you’ve taken the time to review my work. If you have any questions, or would like to work together on a project, please get in touch with me. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.”
“I started my photography journey around 2014, a couple years after moving from Toronto, Canada to Seoul, South Korea. I came with my wife (who’s Korean) who was pregnant with our son. Following his birth, and adjusting to life in Korea I discovered photography. I enjoyed learning about the new culture and history of this new place. After some exploring I eventually began capturing it all with my camera.”
“I was quick to fall in love with ‘street photography’. (Which is not to be confused with street fashion, or street style.) Rather it’s about capturing real life people in there daily activities, precious moments, sad circumstances, the love of people, etc., the style also fits into the category of fine art.”
“I’m anxious more than ever before to take the love I have for photography, culture, people and history to the next level. By exploring new places and cultures, meeting new people, and capturing the beauty of their stories. In addition, I created The Photo Guidebook, to share such stories from around the world from photographers with a similar love and passion as I have. I warmly welcome photographers to contribute their stories and photographs. Genres largely include travel photography, portraits depicting the lives of people and street photography.”
Seoul Street Photography
Here’s a quick and simple example of my street photography in Seoul. The photograph was captured in a subway in Seoul. I loved the two people in the frame. I also love the advertisement above for plastic surgery. The man on the right is facing down glued to his phone. The woman on the left however, is in another world. She’s deep in thought about something. I can’t help but wonder what about.