Hello, welcome to my blog!
A lot of you guys, are wondering why I am in Seoul and what I am doing here, it seems like I just packed my bag and moved to Seoul. But, let me explain what I’ve been up 🙂
First of some of my friends might wonder, what happened after Norwegian school of photography in Trondheim?
I graduated in fall 2014 with a certificate of apprenticeship from the Norwegian school of photography. Back then I was to afraid to start something of my own after graduating, or work as an assistant for another photographer, so I decided the safest route was to go back to school.
I decided to do one year of art in Notodden and just do something I really had a passion for but never had the guts to it with 100 %. Graduated in 2015 from Notodden, with a one year diploma within art under my belt. But doing art as a full time job wasn’t my calling. While doing art in Notodden, I went deep inside of myself and tried to figure out what I want my future workspace to look like. I asked myself, where do I see myself in 5-10 years, and what would make me happy?
To be honest, if I had the chance I would go all in for photography.
It would make me very happy, and I would live a blissful life. But in reality photography is very hard as a full time job. The life of a photography assistant is very hard, and many photographers take advantage of the assistants and they give them many hours of work and way to little pay.
So I had to be smart about my choice, and I have to be honest with myself.
I wrote down things that were important to me, for example I knew wanted to have a normal Norwegian pay, and I want to have retirement funds when I grow old. Basically any normal Norwegian job, except photography because in create fields you have to set up your own funds.
After a lot of thinking, contemplating and soul searching I found my answer. I wanted to jump into the IT world and become a webdesigner or web developer, because it was the closes thing to being creative with a decent income. So, in 2015 I applied to Høgskolen i Gjøvik, but has now become NTNU Gjøvik. Because it became NTNU Gjøvik, it had opened up more opportunities for exchanging abroad. I choose South Korea, because its a destination I really wanted to see since I was 16 years old because of the influence of Kpop and Kdrama. So, here I am in Seoul, been living here for 3 months and I love it. I really wished I could stay here for 1 year! But if I extend my stay, I will delay my bachelor which is not an option. So now you know, why I am in Seoul.
Long story short : I am doing an exchange program in Seoul, through my bachelor degree.