Travels & Perspectives / by Stella Kim

We go away and travel because we have a place to come back to; and when we do come back, we come with new eyes and a wider spectrum of colours. Wherever we go becomes a part of us, and our stories set in different locales give us character. Traveling breathes fresh life into the present, and the new energy never goes unnoticed. 


--- August in Berlin

 
"What is the world like when it is experienced, developed and lived from the point of view of difference and not identity? That is what I believe love to be... [it] invents a different way of lasting in life... everyone's existence, when tested by love, confronts a new way of experiencing time." - Alain Badiou, In Praise of Love

"What is the world like when it is experienced, developed and lived from the point of view of difference and not identity? That is what I believe love to be... [it] invents a different way of lasting in life... everyone's existence, when tested by love, confronts a new way of experiencing time." - Alain Badiou, In Praise of Love

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--- September in Amsterdam

This fleeting moment, this bliss - I wish I could take it away in my pocket and retrieve it time and time again. If it was in a children's book, it would feel good to turn the page and see it.

This fleeting moment, this bliss - I wish I could take it away in my pocket and retrieve it time and time again. If it was in a children's book, it would feel good to turn the page and see it.

 

--- September in London

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” - Henri Nouwen

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” - Henri Nouwen

Relationships, to me, are what give value to life. 

 

A gentle reminder to appreciate what we've experienced, who we have, and what we will encounter in the future.

We lean forward to the next venture between us, as we stay youthful at heart, always.

 

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All photos by Young Min Kim
http://www.ym-kim.com/

YM is a professional photographer and visionary with a Master’s in Photography from Pratt Institute, New York.  He currently resides in London, where he collaborates with various brands on (including, but not limited to) fashion and lifestyle projects. He often travels the continent to document the lives of individuals in their most intimate locales. He sees beauty in candid vulnerability, and he hopes that you and I learn to appreciate it together, too.

Follow his latest, here: http://instagram.com/youngminfoto

 

For my best friend, Jiwon.