north korea | vice
My boyfriend and I are really into documentaries, it’s our go-to genre on Netflix. We’ve also gotten really into some of the Vice documentaries, especially “The Vice Guide to Travel” series. It’s a mini series, which follows Vice employees travelling to dangerous, often weird and offbeat location across the globe. A few weeks ago we watched the the episode “Inside North Korea” (unfortunately not on Netflix. You Tube link below). Not knowing much about North Korea I found this particular episode very educational and simply bizarre, learning about such an isolated and “staged” country. I’ve now made my way through most of Vice’s travel episodes and highly recommend them.
Learning about North Korea from the guys at Vice made me think of a photo series I had seen in the past by photographer David De Vleeschauwer who was granted a short trip into the highly guarded North Korea. I remember being very drawn into his photos, inspired by the cohesive colour schemes, awesome composition and amazed at the emptiness and lack of habitants in the city.
Below are a few of my favourite shots from this series. If you want to learn more about what it’s like to visit North Korea view the Vice episode here or read more about David De Vleeschauwer’s trip here.