Look at the Camera

Taken in Bangalore, India in 2006, this portrait was made possible because of the little boy’s mother. I was shooting at one of the wet markets I visited in Bangalore when I saw this little boy with his mother who wanted him to look at my camera when I was shooting him. MORE +

Street Photography in Hong Kong

An old man waiting to cross the Possession Street

Shooting street photography in Hong Kong is fun. I have only been to few places in the Sheung Wan and Central areas but I am sure there are lots of other locations that will satisfy your photography appetite. If you have been to any other locations in Hong Kong and would love to share, kindly leave your comments here. MORE +

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park


Shot in 2007, this photo of Bromo above is not the best photo of Bromo. There are many much better photo of it which I have seen before. The lighting that morning was flat and the sky was overcast. But I just want to post it anyway after I read the news about its recent eruption on November 27th, 2 weeks ago. Read the news about the eruption here. I hope all the local people of Bromo are safe and things will return back to normal soon.MORE +

A Time for Reflection and Giving

I shot this in December 2005 during that year’s Singapore’s Standard Chartered Marathon. I had never seen people run with prosthetic leg before. I didn’t and still don’t know the man, but I was very impressed and proud of him.

Bear with me as this blog entry is going to be all over the place as my mind is now. It’s past midnight, so I am very tired, but I just want to post this one before going to bed. The photo above may or may not be relevant to everything I will write in this blog entry now. But I will try as much as I can. Read this till the end and you tell me if I did.MORE +

Are You Planning Your Next Vacation?

Have you ever thought of going to a place for your next vacation with your family and children where you can get plenty of excitements from dawn to dusk, good foods and ample space and activities for relaxation without having to rent a car, take a  train, bus or taxi to go from one place to another? I will let the photos speak for themselves, so check these out.MORE +

Remembering Details

Many years from now, do you want to remember what your children had in their room when they were five? While it’s important to shoot their portraits, don’t forget to shoot other details of their growing up days. Their favorite toys, their drawings (scan them too), their art work, things they do, things they have, etc. are some subjects you can shoot.

I shot these one late night after work in my daughter’s room while she was sleeping. I wanted to photograph some of the details she had in her room that day. I used a macro lens as I wanted to go in close, shot the details and blurred the background to emphasize the subjects. But you can shoot these with almost any lens you have or any camera you have. The most important thing is to be able to keep the memories in the form of photographs. So, have fun and keep shooting.

Pink

I shot this couple weeks ago when I was testing my Panasonic GF1 with Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.4. I love the bokeh. Do you?MORE +

Borobudur and Mount Merapi

Indonesia was hit by two natural disasters on the same day on 25th October 2010. The first one was the volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi in Central Java and the earthquake and tsunami that struck Mentawai island in West Sumatra. Both were deadly, unfortunately. My prayers are for the victims and their families as they go through this difficult time.

I shot the photo above in 2006, which shows the Mount Merapi in the background and the Borobudur temple in the foreground, where I stood with my camera and tripod. When I had my first solo photo exhibition in Makati, Philippines in 2008, this was one of the photos I exhibited and the title was “Harmony with Nature”. But what an irony MORE +

Abstract With GF1 + Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f1.4

I have been testing my Panasonic GF1 a lot lately and I am getting in love with it more and more everyday. It’s small and powerful enough for me to carry it with me everyday. The pancake 20mm f1.7 lens is small and wonderful. But what makes me love it even more is the fact that I can use my M-mount Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f1.4 with an adapter. True that it’s not that easy to manually focus the lens on the GF1, but I love the process of creating an image with it. And today I wanted to test the bokeh produced by the lens on GF1.MORE +

100 Strangers Project – No. 4

His name is John and he is the 4th in my 100 Strangers Photography Project. He is a taxi driver from Singapore in his late fifties. He looked much younger though. I took his taxi home from the City Hall area last week and did not get a chance to talk to him until the last 3 minutes or so because I was on the phone with my friend who called just before I got into the cab. MORE +