* Date : 2016-02-08
Jonathan E. Hanson is a young photographer based in Los Angeles and New York. He embarks on a journey through Korean liquor with a naturalist chef Lee Chan-oh who draws his inspirations from classical music and Dante's "Divine Comedy."
#1. Common people's alcohol, Makegeolli
Located in Danyamg-gun, Chungcheongnam-do Province, Daegang Brewery has made alcohol for a century with Sobaeksan Mountain's clean water. For a long time, makgeolli shared common people's joy and sorrows. Chan-oh makes a special dish to enjoy with makgeolli, and the two men drink.
#2. Maesilju for health
There's a maesil (Prunus mume fruit) farm on a hillside of Baegunsan Mountain.Maesil master Hong Ssang-ri is the owner of this big farm.Jonathan and Chan-oh immerse themselves in healthy maesilju's fragrance.
#3. Master's spriit, Leegangju.
Leegangju is Korea's representative alcohol made with distilled soju, pears, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and honey. Master Cho Jeong-hyeong is the 6th generation in his family to make leegangju.He pours all his efforts and care into each drop.
The journey through Korean liquor begins as Jonathan and Lee Chan-oh capture its 5,000 years of history and culture in their photos and dishes.