My name is Sebastian von Szuts, and I started my photographic journey in 2012.
I made the move to work in Korea after I got swamped in the economic crash in the States in 2008.
Moving to Korea wasn't easy to say the least. I was claustrophobic, and started having symptoms of social anxiety, as well as physical health problems due to such stressors.
I needed a way to release such tensions and anxieties I was experiencing. That is when I picked up a camera for the first time.
Being adapted to open spaces and adequate breathing room back home, I knew I wasn't finding it here in Korea. That is when I started to create exaggerated views of the natural environments around me. Considering Korea has very few open spaces, and development and urbanization extends into every crevice and mountaintop, I knew I would have to get creative in how I would take my photos, and how I would view the images I would be taking. A false sense of placement is what I eventually have created; a way to exhagerate whatever natural area and to meditate upon those images as if they were an extension of something much greater.
I began to find immediate relief from the stressors that I was, and still am, being bombarded with on a daily basis.
In short, photography has literally saved my life, and I am grateful for having the privilege to create images. I do it for myself, but now would like to share to others and my experiences of Korea with you.
I hope you will receive a similar satisfaction as it has given me.
UPDATE: I have moved to my motherland Hungary in march 2020, yay!