Abandonned Ski Resort near the South Korean Olympics

The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics opened on February 9th. As South Korea just spent 600 million euros on a brand new winter resort, we need only travel one hour North of the new site to find the previous Alps Resort, brutally abandoned 12 years ago. An eerie place that lets one wonder about the fleeting legacy of the Olympic games.

Here is a selection of large format photograph taken in this site as well as a drone video footage of the resort

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Those image and a wilder selection of digital ones are available for editorial usage upon request, please get in touch with timfranco@gmail.com. All drone footages are also available.

Tim Franco is a documentary photographer and drone pilot available for assignment in Asia

Shanghai Skaters Story for HUCK Magazine

Here is a feature I work on with some of the Local and International skaters cruising and enjoying Shanghai Urban Areas. Was an interesting gig to photograph especially with my old rolleiflex

I am a photographer based in Shanghai & Seoul working on editorial and commercial assignments

Luxury Brand & Exhibition photographer for Louis Vuitton in Asia

In the past few weeks I was commissioned through Actu Asia & Propaganda Studio to document & Photograph the Louis Vuitton Series 2 in Beijing China & Seoul, South Korea. It was a really good experience working in those great cities on the same project. On top of photographing the spaces, I ve documented the visit from celebrities such as Jennifer Connely, Fang Bing Bing, Tang Yan in China, Doona Bae or Clauda Kim in South Korea.

Kim Soo-hyun

Kim Soo-hyun

Tang Yan

Tang Yan

Soo Young Choi of Girl's Generation

Tang Yan

Fan BingBing

Vip Guest

Jennifer Connely

Tim Franco is a Seoul & China based photographer available for commercial assignment

Seoul urban study and cityscape

Itaewon at dawn

Gangnam offices at dusk

Central Seoul at dusk

Gangnam main shopping area

Itaewon

Seoul is connected & wired through the latest and fastest online technologies. It is also a new city, mostly reconstructed after the Korean War, its large avenues and modern buildings seems endless in the center and spreading through beautiful mountains surrounding the city. It gives this megapolis a unique energy. While modern & tall buildings can be found in various part of the city, they always surround smaller and more intimate districts made of small alleys , traditional houses and business. Christianity is also an important part of modern Korean culture. In any district, the neon litted crosses can be seen from afar.

 

This urban study made with a traditional 4x5 large format wooden field camera in film aims to document the urban enviornement of the South Korean Capital.