Shoot Write Eat

Doug Kim i s a documentary and travel photographer and occasiaonal writer based in Brooklyn.

I keep moving around, always trying to improve how I spend an afternoon.

My Work

I travel with my Leicas and a pocketful of film on strange streets and do my best to capture a slice of truth, in fractions of a second at a time.

Siyamon Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Spent a couple of weeks in Bangkok, Chaing Mai and the Hill Tribes Areas around Chaing Rai

Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

October in Tokyo is a special combination. Any trip to this city will be always be too short

Dębniki, Kraków, Poland; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Adventures in Kraków

The Masters

Selections, quotes, and series from the Masters of Photography

East 100th Street (Family on Sidewalk), c. 1966 © Bruce Davidson

A selection from Bruce Davidson’s East 100th Street series

Igor Stravinsky, 1946 © Arnold Newman

Portraits by the incomparable Arnold Newman

Bikers, 1978 © Yan Morvan

Bikers series from 1978 by Yan Morvan

Words

Essays and articles on everything from photography, cinema, and the struggle to fill the days with meaning

Masayuki Mori in Rashomon (1950)

A visual essay on virtuoso camerawork in Kurosawa’s Rashomon, 1950

Barry Lyndon, 1975

Kubrick’s natural light lenses in Barry Lyndon, 1975

Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore illustration for New York Magazine © Martin Ansin

A lament for Kim and Thurston

Women

Light and mood and women

Isis, Cotorro, Cuba; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Isis in Cotorro, Cuba

Siyamon Bangkok, Thailand; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Siyamon in Bangkok

Polina, Fort Greene, Brooklyn; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Polina in Brooklyn