Every songwriter has a different creative process, and V‘s is intimately connected to his photography.

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In Episode 2 of BTS‘s new docuseries, Break The Silence, RM helped Jimin write lyrics for his solo song “Promise” while V brainstormed lyrics for his own music.

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“I’m not really good at expressing myself eloquently,” V confessed. “I won’t be able to write poetic lyrics like Namjoon [RM], but I’d like to write lyrics that convey my true feelings.” 

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V’s photography helps him to channel those feelings from specific moments in his life.

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“It’s been five years since I took up photography,” he said. “The way I look at the world when I take photos, and the emotions I feel while taking them are the things I wanted to express in my lyrics.”

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“When I take photos, the people I see through the lens…”

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“…the scenery…”

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“…the streets…”

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“…and the sky…”

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“…I wanted to write about what those things mean to me.”

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“They’re not just photos, but a real source of strength for me.”

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“The things I felt then are still within me. I can feel them even now. “

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See more of V’s photography here:

Here Are 10 Of BTS V’s Best Photographs That Captured The World As He Sees It