A few months ago photographer Brian St. Denis traveled to South Korea to visit his sister-in-law, who is teaching at an English school in Bucheon for the year. During his trip he captured stunning images of the country. From shots of high-rise buildings to rolling landscapes, colourful market stalls and not-so-ordinary experiences of everyday life in the city, it was no easy task to pick our favourite photos you see below. To view more of Brian’s photos of his trip to South Korea, click here.  To see more of his other photography, visit his website!

 

A wall at the Seodaemun Prison History Museum detailing just a small number of the prisoners interned here during the Japanese occupation.

 

Queen’s bed quarters, Gyeongbokgung Palace. We had to take our shoes off here, but the chairs didn’t.

 

View of Seoul from the base of N Seoul Tower.

 

At the beach in Sokcho.

 

Keep it weird.

 

Ricepaper Shutterbox, a new photo blog, will explore how photography defines our world. Inspired by the 365 Photo Challenge, we aim to feature images at least three times a week, sometimes from our staff , sometimes from local photographers, and sometimes from readers like you. If you have any photos that you feel would fit the blog and inspire us, send them our way! (photo@ricepapermagazine.ca) By showcasing the creative, diverse talents of our community, we hope to visually immerse you in culture and challenge notions of  what it means to be Asian Canadian.