Shoot Write Eat

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

Always trying to improve how I spend an afternoon.

My Work

I wander strange streets with a pocketful of film 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

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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

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

Adventures in Kraków

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Istanbul

The magic of Istanbul

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The wonderland of Berlin. Like hipster extract, fermented in a warm beard

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São Paulo is unique, unbelievably massive and full of chaotic beauty

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The shooters paradise of Havana in 2013

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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

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Igor Stravinsky, 1946 © Arnold Newman

Portraits by the incomparable Arnold Newman

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Bikers, 1978 © Yan Morvan

Bikers series from 1978 by Yan Morvan

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Articles

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

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Barry Lyndon, 1975

Kubrick’s natural light lenses in Barry Lyndon, 1975

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

A lament for Kim and Thurston

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Women

Shot by me. Light and mood.

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


Top Posts

Goodies and such

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Frank Frazetta’s sketches and line drawings

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The Talladega Infield Party, 2009

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Peter Lindbergh’s photos of Milla Jovovich

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A breakdown of the Leica M series viewfinder magnification framelines

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One of the great treats of Los Angeles, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Cinespia

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A Criminal Investigation by Watabe Yukichi

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A sampling of Ellen von Unwerth’s work

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