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STREET PORTRAIT THROUGH A FRAME

Varanasi Train Station, India

Street journalism or documentary photography has been shaping the way I shoot for the past few years. It is a genre that has opened my eyes to the world. To me, it is all about people. Without people in the frame, I feel there is no soul in the photograph. In almost every scene, it depicts their […]

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JUST GET OUT AND SHOOT! – Viewpoint on Photograph vs Gear

Stop Moving

WHICH CAMERA IS THE BEST? Through my years of shooting, I have known some friends of mine who used to be very staunch Canon or Nikon supporter. They used nothing else other than their beloved Canon or Nikon set-up. It has almost become like a cult to them. Recently I met up with one particular […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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WHAT IS STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ALL ABOUT?

Street Photography - Going up the elevator

What Is Street Photography? According to Wikipedia, street photography is a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and other settings. I have also been asked very frequently what is street photography all about. What is the difference between street and documentary photography? Some […]

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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 […]

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STREET PHOTOGRAPHY – WALKING

This is one of my favorite street 'walking' shots. I was roaming in Orchard Road one late afternoon and spotted this huge advertising billboard of a topless man in jeans that stretches a few story high. I knew immediately what I wanted out of my picture and waited for long while before a lady walked perfectly into the position that I wanted.

I am a lover of street photography. I love the honesty of documenting life as I see it. One of the most interesting subjects of street photography is people. People are the main cast of a street picture. Without the human element, there is no ‘soul’ in a photograph, and the ‘life’ in it will […]

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FUJI X100 – THE ‘REAL CAMERA’ REBORN

The fuji X100 sports a retro rangefinder-styled camera

* The following page contain reviews which are my personal opinion, and in no way related to the original equipment manufacturer. INTRODUCTION This post came a little late, after I got my Fujifilm X100 more than a month ago. Nonetheless, I just thought of penning down some personal thoughts about this new toy of mine […]

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