This video of Pyongyang from the air was shot by Singaporean photographer Aram Pan with clearance from North Korea's government. While some of Pan's material was—predictably—deleted by officials, he was allowed to keep around 90 percent of what he'd shot.
“I have a suggestion for you that comes from your own world. It is that I am only a symptom. I am not the disease. By treating me as you would like to, you will not remove the root causes of your anger, which I suspect are insecurity and borrowed shame.”
I should have known, therefore, that it was a Wednesday unlike any other—that the world was about to change—when, at the end of the day, I poked into the studio to turn off the lights, and found the synthesizer still wired up.