"Fish" 2013. Project title:" Korea, 2013." In this series of images, I have posed street-cast young Korean women dressed in the traditional Hanbok against a backdrop of its modern austere capital city, Seoul. The setting illustrate the country’s history, the political tensions between South and North Korea, and its cultural traditions, such as the tea ceremony and gift giving.
Hanbok is a centuries old traditional apparel unique to Korea. Mostly, Hanbok was brilliant in its bright colourings, but subdued in its flowing lines and the way it hid the body shape. Some wore Hanbok made from un-dyed plain cloth. Those wearing it were referred to as 'white-clad people'. As it was a common form of attire the upper classes wore jewellery to separate themselves from the common people.