I have just returned from the 2019 Pyeongchang International Peace Film Festival. The desire to see a unified Korea was strongly evident throughout the festival and the application of my 360º videos as a bridge to connect the north and south was a tremendous honor. Perhaps the highest accolade I received came from watching the […]
Had a great time in Los Angeles! I never imagined so many people would turn up at my first ever photo exhibition in the USA. Everyone was so curious to know more about North Korea that I spent every single moment talking and sharing my experiences and knowledge. It was an opportunity to help bridge the gap between the American public and the DPRK to help create a better understanding.
On 2017 September 24, I filmed the world’s first aerial 360° video over Pyongyang. I originally brought two 360° cameras up in the air. They were the newly launched Ricoh Theta V and a custom-built 360° camera assembled from a Yi 4K+ action cam with the original lens replaced by an Entaniya 280° fisheye lens. […]
Every year, Pyongyang hosts its fashion exhibition to showcase the latest styles. Here, traditional and contemporary fashion are flaunted with a child-like charm. Unlike the runway models of haute couture fashion empires, North Korean models do not sulk and stare intensely into the distance. Instead, they make eye contact with the audience, smile and frolic […]
An article published in 2014 by NK News made this claim: “In fact, Pan, who runs a business creating 360° virtual tours for hotels and property developers, first proposed his services to the North Korean authorities via foreign intermediaries outside the country.”
On February 3rd, 2016, I was slapped with a “Copyright Infringement” notice claiming that I had infringed on a song ‘Prologue’ by SM Entertainment, South Korea’s largest K-pop media group that owns some of the biggest names in K-pop (e.g. Girls Generation, EXO and Super Junior). Their claim was that the ‘Clarion Conspiracy’ audio track that I used was copyrighted to them.
City tour of Pyongyang using a GoPro Hero 3 Camera. Special permission was granted by the DPRK government to produce this world’s-first video. The footage is presented in its original format and is uncut and uncensored.
Held in Pyongyang, the “Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance Arirang” (아리랑 축제) is a display of dance, acrobatic prowess and their interpretation of historical events leading up to the present day. The event always ends off with the focus on Korean reunification and peace. The full video of the event is at the end […]