Actress Bae Doo-na on Tuesday held an exhibition and press conference to celebrate publication of her third photo essay book, "Doo-na's Pastime in Seoul" a collection of photographs she took while traveling in Seoul with her friends for the last five months.
Bae has published two previous photo essay books on London and Tokyo.
"Even though the background of this project was Seoul, where I live, the city often came to me as a very unfamiliar place. I often felt as if I was alone in this place. Choosing which pictures to put in the book was a very difficult task," Bae said.
She expressed her love for the city she lives in, saying, "When I was traveling in other countries, some foreigners who didn't even know it well made belittling remarks about Seoul, and I felt really bad every time. After traveling extensively overseas, I haven't found any other city that is as wonderful as Seoul."
Bae's book on Seoul is different from her previous work as it portrays her everyday life.