Category Archives: Street Documentary

NORTH VIETNAM IN ANALOG

BUFFALO AT WORK: The spectacular scenery in Sapa includes the famous rice terraces that spill down the mountains - a breathtaking view indeed. Here a villager with his buffalo plough the rice field. Cat Cat hill-tribe Village, Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam.

As a continuation to my earlier post “Snap Shots from North Vietnam“, photographs in this post are all shot with my good old Leica M6 0.72 classic, coupled with the 35mm Summicron-M lens. As mentioned in my earlier post, I just wanted to travel light for this brief trip to North Vietnam, where I made […]

CLICK TO VIEW FULL POST / PHOTO GALLERY »

SNAP SHOTS FROM NORTH VIETNAM – A BRIEF VISIT

Grocery lady at a market in Hanoi, Vietnam.

After taking a couple of months off from my photography blog, I’m finally back to my photo journals again, at least for now. I have been itching to return and spend more time on where my passion truly is – photojournalism and documentary. It is difficult sometimes, having the need to juggle between passion and […]

CLICK TO VIEW FULL POST / PHOTO GALLERY »

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY: MYANMAR IN MONOCHROME

Yangon, Myanmar

A visit to Myanmar is just like winding back the clock. When first I stepped into this time-warped country in Oct 2011, I felt I was being brought into the true authentic Asia where the adventure travel of old lives on. The sight of creaking buses packed with passengers to the brim, worn-out taxis and potholed […]

CLICK TO VIEW FULL POST / PHOTO GALLERY »

BACK TO THE OLD SCHOOL – A Cambodia Village School in Photographs

Day dreaming in the classroom

Wat Ek Phnom is an atmospheric, partly collapsed, 11th-century temple situated 11km north of Battambang Town in Cambodia. During the journey back to town after visiting the temple, we passed by several local villages and made a few stops along the way to take some pictures, including an old village school (situated in Ek Phnom […]

CLICK TO VIEW FULL POST / PHOTO GALLERY »

PHOTO ESSAY: MIGRANT WORKERS – DAY OFF

Anywhere is a good place for a nap for these migrant workers. At almost every corners and back alleys of Little India on a weekend afternoon, you will find these migrant workers occupying a spot for a rest or just to hang out with friends.

* Prelude: This was a project I did last year documenting the day off of Indian and Bangladeshi migrant workers in Singapore. All the pictures were shot last year (in 2010) in and around Little India area. Recently, I decided to review them again and put it together in this blog with editorials included. I […]

CLICK TO VIEW FULL POST / PHOTO GALLERY »

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY: A DAY IN ISTANBUL (SERIES 2 – MONOCHROME)

Along one of the many small alleys off Istiklal pedestrian street

This second series is a continuation from the earlier post of “STREET PHOTOGRAPHY: A DAY IN ISTANBUL (SERIES 1)“. Do check out the earlier post if you have not visited it yet. Over here, you will find some more street photographs I have taken in Istanbul, in particular at Taksim Square. I have decided to […]

CLICK TO VIEW FULL POST / PHOTO GALLERY »

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY: A DAY IN ISTANBUL (SERIES 1)

Nostalgic tram along Istiklal pedestrian street (off Taksim Square)

Istanbul is Turkey’s most populous city, and also its cultural and financial centre. It is the nation’s largest city, and the fifth largest city-proper in the world. Located on both sides of the Bosphorus, the narrow strait between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea, Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe both physically and culturally. At anytime of […]

CLICK TO VIEW FULL POST / PHOTO GALLERY »

STREET DOCUMENTARY: A LOOK AT THE SULTAN MOSQUE

The open courtyard by the side of the main prayer hall

August 2011 – This happen to be the month of the Ramadan this year (the Islamic month of fasting – the ninth month of the Islamic calendar which lasts for 29 or 30 days). I though that doing a photo essay on an iconic Muslim monument will be very appropriate to coincide with the Ramadan. I also […]

CLICK TO VIEW FULL POST / PHOTO GALLERY »

STREET DOCUMENTARY: A WALK IN CHINATOWN

Many elderly folks just hang around at the main Chinatown podium reading the Chinese newspaper. Every evening at about 5pm, an old man will walked around the area with a stack of "Wang Bao" and "Xing Ming" papers for sale.

Chinatown is one of the must-see cultural enclaves for visitors heading to Singapore. On any day, it is always bustling with people, and the place is filled with colorful mix of old and new, from family-run goldsmiths and medicine halls, to textile stores and dim sum restaurants. It is also one of the favorite hunt in […]

CLICK TO VIEW FULL POST / PHOTO GALLERY »