A photo book by photographer Park Hyunsung and publisher Lee Jaeyoung of 6699 Press, which documents and pays tribute to public bathhouses in Seoul.
“I tried to search Seoul bathhouses older than thirty years and express the quaint beauty and the stories of those places in photographs—one that opened in 1967, another surrounded with bamboo, a resident-friendly one that hosts community festival every year, another one run by an old couple since their youth, one with music heard coming from radio, another about to be closed down after it has changed hands several times, and one that does not welcome guests any longer, its doors now firmly closed. It was quite a challenge to enter these places with a camera. I’m very grateful for the hospitality we were shown.”
― from Lee Jaeyoung (6699press)’s statement
Photographer: Park Hyunsung
Publisher: 6699 Press