With a cold front coming down from Siberia, we had some of our chilliest temperatures in a while here in Seoul. This winter has been mild by any standard, with plenty of days well above freezing. But this cold snap froze the Han River and covered the ground in ice for at least a week. Even as I’m writing this, almost a month later, parts of the river still haven’t thawed completely.
Most years, I find myself in South, or South-East, Asia during the coldest months in Korea. It is the time of year when business is quiet and I can escape to a warmer climate to work on Tattoos of Asia. This year, however, the pandemic has prevented that respite from Seoul and I took the opportunity to photograph the river at this time. I hope you’ll enjoy the images.