Get Lost in Korea tells a story of exploration, photography, blogging and friendship.
You can expect a mix of humor, tradition, adventure and stunning imagery; as I team up with Jesse Day: a Canadian entertainer who lives in Seoul and raps in Korean.
Highlights include me catching and eating a live octopus, attending an exorcism and learning zen martial arts from monks.
Now, it is with great pride that I invite you to sit back, click “full screen” and enjoy Get Lost in Korea: my National Geographic Channel TV show.
Did you watch it? Are you wondering…
How much of Get Lost in Korea was scripted?
Everything was improvised and spontaneous.
That said, there was a general plan for each scene and Jesse and I often received basic directions before the camera rolled. These included:
- Be more excited
- Make jokes; laugh more
- Talk about what you see
- Mention the history of the area
- Go talk to that guy
A prime example of “go talk to that guy” was the octopus scene.
The day before, our director had met the fisherman and arranged for us to work with him.
When Jesse and arrived, our instructions were simply to “stumble upon a fisherman and let him teach us the art of octopus catching.”
Everything you saw in the mud flats and in his house was completely real and unscripted.
Will there be more episodes?
As of right now: no.
Get Lost in Korea was a one-time single-episode show.
That said, I truly believe that if you trust your heart and follow your passions, opportunities will present themselves.
So, if anyone out there needs me for anything… 🙂
How did I get the job?
In 2012, Samsung hired me to present my work as a travel photographer at Photokina: the world’s largest photo trade fair.
While there, I befriended Davee: a rep for National Geographic Channel Korea.
One day, she casually mentioned a project that might happen in 2013; and asked if I was interested.
Knowing nothing else, I immediately replied, “of course. Whatever it is, I’m in.”
Nine months later, I arrived in Seoul to film Get Lost in Korea.
Were those my photos?
Get Lost in Korea frequently uses my images to transition between scenes; or to show what I’m seeing through my lens
Any still image you see in the show is one of my photographs.
What was my favorite part of filming?
What I loved most were all of the amazing local experiences.
Whenever I leave home, I always try to meet locals, learn about their culture and get off the beaten path.
However, Get Lost in Korea provided opportunities that solo-travel never could.
Here are the stories and photos from filming.
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