They say that everyone in the world is connected by a mere six degrees of separation. And in a city as dense as Seoul, you can find yourself rubbing shoulders with the A-list (or at least passing through the same haunts). But it's not every day that you get to see Seoul from their perspective. Read about the Seoul they know and love—you might just find yourself nodding along.
Yoon Do-hyun, YB lead singer
“The K-rock scene is very different from the K-pop scene in Korea, as a colorful variety of bands has driven the movement since its beginnings in the 60s. Having said this, K-rock is still considered an alternative genre. The market for rock isn’t getting much attention or expanding, but a lot of start-up bands are emerging with creative sounds. The life of K-rock steadily trudges onward on the small stages of Hongdae.”
Hasisi Park, photographer
Daniel Tudor, author & entrepreneur
Kim Jung-hyuk, novelist
Kye Han-hee, fashion designer
“Seoul means a lot to me. Born and raised in the States and having studied fashion in London, I spent most of my life abroad, but in my heart I always missed Seoul. I guess I can’t deny the Korean blood that flows within my veins. As a Korean, I try to give as much as I can to the city to enrich its culture.”