We just got a look at the final painting from our Instagram contest with Pixelist and it looks amazing. HolgaDirect had a chance to chat with Janna about her image and how she ended up taking such an amazing pic with her iPhone.
About the photo:
This photo was taken in Ulsan, South Korea in January, 2012. The portrait is of a friend HeeJinnie and was snapped as we were walking from my apartment down the road to a nearby bus stop. Growing up landlocked in the southeastearn part of America, I’d never been so bone chillingly cold as I’ve been in the winters of South Korea. When this photo was taken, my first year in Korea, I lived just 1 kilometer from the sea, which led to some terrific wind on days that were as cold as -18 C ( – 4 F). I remember asking to take her photo as I laughed at the ridiculousness of the weather and the clothes we were forced to be bundled in. As a Korean, the weather was nothing to Heejinnie as she turned at my iPhone with that model-like pose that so many young Korean women seem to innately know how to give. Afterwards, we met up with 2 out of town visitors and went to Deawangam Park by the sea, where it seemed exponentially more cold. I literally couldn’t believe it.
I will never forget my first winter in South Korea and I’ll never forget the day I took this photo.Daewangam: https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264310
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