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Edmund Rustia

About Edmund Rustia

Edmund Rustia has been teaching English in Korea since 2006. As a self trained photographer, he takes pleasure in capturing random moments of life in Korea. You may recognize him on the streets as that person with a camera constantly buried in his face. Follow him at his Instagram: @theedupkid or his food specific Instagram: @eatmekorea

How to Teach English Camp in Korea Like a Pro

Just as your excitement grows for the end of teaching a semester, you’re thrown a curveball by the co-teacher. “You need to have a lesson plan for a two-week English camp by next week.” The anticipation dissipates. The clouds darken and that smile turns into confusion. English Camp? This was how I felt when I [...]

K-ristmas Love: Holiday Couple Culture in Korea

Bundle up in your warmest coat, slip on some comfy gloves, blast Dean Martin’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside” through your headphones and then take a stroll in Seoul. What will you see? Pure love. I’ve been shooting in Korea for a few years now and the Christmas season has always been the most enjoyable. Couples [...]

Filmstrip: Hanboks Before Digital

It’s Friday, September 25th 2015. I come dashing out of school to catch a train for Chungmuro. In a few hours, most camera stops will be closed for the next four days thanks to the Chuseok holiday weekend. That means I need  to get that new “toy camera” TODAY! My plans are to take photos [...]

Photos of the Little Things that Make Korea an Unforgettable Place to Live

Photographer Edmund Rustia (@theedupkid) shares with Korvia moments over the past few years of Korean life that are bound to make you smile, chuckle, or warm your heart. It's important to remember that sometimes admid the busy life of being an expat, to not forget that the little things are what make Korea an unforgettable place [...]

You Don’t Need a DSLR: Stunning Photos of Korea Taken with an iPhone

Warning:  I am a self-taught photographer. I have never taken any classes on photography. Whenever I had the opportunity to put a camera in my hand while growing up, I would go at it, roll after roll with no care in the world about F-stops and apertures (by the way, these were the film days). [...]