South Korea is such a fascinating place to live (and to document). It's not all catchy k-pop, glitzy k-dramas and cute cafes (as most would have you believe), but instead a place where a deeply conservative culture melds with rapid technological advancements.
Itaewon is one such cross-section of Korea, where locals and foreigners live alongside each other – something of an anomaly in such a homogenous society. The hundreds of red-bricked 'villas' and apartment blocks that are – let's be honest – quite an eyesore line the skyline of Seoul. In amongst these bleak and often brutalist structures are stories of struggle, hope and success.
P.S. I actually made an entire video about shooting these streets with @aaaallday so if you're on YouTube just search 'Stuart Hendricks' to check it out.