The images in the Rolling Junkyard Series are composed by manually layering 35mm color slide film of materials found at recycling collection facilities in the South Korean countryside. Using this method, the overexposed areas of the film are then brought into proper density, and the underexposed areas create super-dense areas of color. Thus, the majority of the frames used in the project would be otherwise considered “mistakes” prior to layering.
The Rolling Junkyard Series is an ongoing project, with each volume focusing on different techniques and color harmonies. These images were composed during a dry spell of my fiction writing, though many of the walks and explorations during this period provided material for my 2016 novel The Soju Club, which was published exclusively in Korea as a Korean translation.