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Anyone becomes a model-photographer at DDP

Posted March. 30, 2017 07:06,   

Updated March. 30, 2017 07:11


Anyone can become a fashion model or a photographer. The dream is never impossible at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) where it currently is holding the "Hera Seoul Fashion Week" until April 1. When this reporter visited on Wednesday, DDP was an entirely "different world." While the main event was focused on fashion shows prepared by designers, there were many attractions around the venue which caught the eyes of the visitors.

Visitors may be surprised to see so many people carrying giant cameras. Some are professionals, but most of them were amateur photographers. Furthermore, many unique amateur models can be found, showing off their own colors. Visitors range from children to 50s adults. Once requested for a shot, they strutted in firm and ready posture, as if the paveways were the runway.

No one raised their eyebrows when they boasted their stunning fashion here at DDP. Indeed, it was their fashion week where the norm is regarded as an outlier. Despite fine dusts, those who want to showcase their distinctive colors might want to consider visiting DDP. Too bad I was neither shot nor offered a model job, as my plain appearance as a reporter bored them.

Dong-Wook Kim creating@donga.com