Saturday, January 30, 2010

des ├ętrangers

4 years ago, a photographer and his wife decided to pack bags and moved to Paris.He produced a body of work, L'├ętranger (the foreigner, 2nd icon) “It’s only in the quietness of these times that I truly feel Paris belongs to me.” he says.


1 year ago, a student who like photography pack his school bag to Paris.He tries to shoot a series of work, Ligne Quarte (Line 4). "I could'nt communicate with Parisian even i have learn french for 2 years. I could only observe and understand behind pieces of glass and plastic."


Ligne Quarte
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

From Our Blocks

"From our block" is a series of landscape photographs taken for a photo competition "Our Landscape" organized by the Nation Museum of Singapore.

In lieu of the grandeur vintage point and panoramic perspective offered from the top of an executive office tower, tourist attraction and extravagant condominium and estate, these photos are taken from the corridors and stairwells of HDB public housing flats. which housed 80% of Singapore population of all classes and race. Standing from these public and unrestricted vantage point, anyone could relish these views.

The portfolio contain a number of photos (of which 8 are selected and archived by the museum), taken within a month long period of GoogleEarth-ing and HDB-Hopping. One could follow the address stated in the photo captions to enjoy in person the same view as these photos depict.


From Our Block 02
Blk 33 Marine Crest

From Our Block 01
Blk 653C Jurong West Street 61

From Our Block 04
Blk 255 Bangkit Road

From Our Block 05
Blk 200 Jalan Sultan

From Our Block 03
Blk 97A Lakeview

From Our Block 06
Blk 195 Punggol Road

From Our Block 07
Blk 92 Pipit Road

From Our Block 08
Blk 88 Telok Blangah Heights

Friday, December 18, 2009

Eating as a Tour Group in China

Tour Package Eat 01

Native food and performance in a restaurant furnished with the village theme.


Tour Package Eat 02
The first song is a chinese folk song. The second is a popular chinese song.
The latter would cost 200RMB.

Tour Package Eat 03

We do not know the couple who is holding their wedding in the same restaurant.

Friday, September 4, 2009

5 Microns

An architecture visit to a Precision Engineering factory turns into a photography exercise.

To each a task
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To each a control panel
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To each a bottle
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Talking about factory, photographer Zhao Ren Hui did an amazing series called "this working life"

Monday, June 15, 2009

In front of the Scene

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In a commissioned work, some pictures will be selected (by client) for use, the rest not needed. So why not?

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"Selected" pictures could be seen at www.Uniqduo.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

In-Character Lighting?

Editorial photographer like Dan Winters could take pictures of well known personnel/celebrity in a different light (pun intended). It might whip up a different story for TIME and reveals certain character of the person we might not have known, or usually, seen on screen or print. There may be supposition that they have encountered certain major event of their life that changed them or something. The character could be constantly revised.

In Cosplay photography, the situation might well be inverted. The character, lives in the anime or manga. Otakus and anime fans knew what kind of person they are and their character is fixed unless there are extension to the stories or omakes.

That said, is there a kind of in-character lighting? While the cosplayers attempt to act out the character they are dressing as, the photographer had to "set up" artificial lighting to portray the character of the character?

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

*Suzaku Kururugi

Suzaku Kururugi
Knighted as Knight of Zero, the highest order of knights . He claims that achieving results by wrong or illegal methods is meaningless, wanting to change Britannia from within. He has such strong sense of justice that he murdered his own father, a governor of a state, for the price of peace. Later, he found out that the princess he served (Euphemia), was killed by his best friend.


One with twisted Memory

Anya Alstriem
She is also a knight, for her age it is quite an achievement. And, for her age, she seems to lack in common sense and have few expression and little interest to the whole around her. Perhaps it is due to her twisted memory. She has a nine year old diary which she does not remember writing, as well as other diary and blog entries that do not match up with her memories. She doesn't trust her own memories and in order to have a firm grip of her memory, Anya regularly uses her camera phone to update her blog.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cosplays event to Cosplay Photoshoot

From taking cosplay during event day itself to cosplay private shoot at location. Is it considered a graduation?

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