I lived in Seoul, Korea for thirty-four years starting in August of 1963. In 1981 I published FAR-REACHING FRAGRANCE - Photographs of Korea. 'Fragrance' was a collection of traditional images still visible in modern Korea.
In 'Korea' I have put emphasis on traditional architecture, the color and pattern of markets, tanchong painting on Buddhist temples, flowers and foliage, traditional walls and lastly portraits of Koreans of all ages.
These images, for the most part, were shot from 1981 to 1997 when Arline and I retired from Seoul American High School on Yongsan, 8th Army in Seoul. During our time there saw Seoul grow from a war torn city of 2,500,000 to 13,000,000 plus. Korea had been the fastest growing economy in the world for most of our years there. I, too, was working fast to capture on film sights and scenes that could possibly disappear forever.