I saw this painted wall when walking around the Shivaji Nagar market in Bangalore, India. It attracted my attention, but I need a foreground subject. So, I stood on the road side for few minutes waiting for someone to walk. I didn’t want to have too many people in the picture, so I waited for the moment I wanted. This woman came into the picture and I clicked. MORE +

You Shoot Me, I Shoot You

I am getting in love more and more with street photography. There are still lots of things I need to learn and practice about street photography. While there are some basic technical aspects to be aware of, street photography is probably more a way of shooting rather than a genre in photography. You know, shooting landscape and macro photography will require two different techniques and most of the time, two different lenses. But shooting street photography is different. The technique could be perfect, but the outcome may not be interesting. To me, a good street photography need to have the followings:MORE +

Me On the Street of Bangalore

I shot my own reflection on the rear glass window of a tricycle when I was walking around the Shivaji Nagar market in Bangalore, India. I shot it using Leica M9 and Zeiss Planar 50mm f/2.

By the way, after using the Leica M9 for few weeks, let me share what I think about the camera. I won’t talk about the technicalities of the camera or the lenses, just some practical observation. I may write more later as I use the camera more often.MORE +

Inside a Barber Shop in Bangalore

I have been very busy since I came back from India. So, my apology for being quiet here in the past one week. I am back now and excited that I may be able to go to India again in October. Not for work !!!!!  I also have other thing I am excited about, but can only share when it really happens. For now, only hoping it will happen.  :)MORE +

The Tomato Man at Shivaji Nagar Market


One the first few things I learned when I started photography as a hobby almost ten years ago was to explore different angles when shooting (even only) one subject. These photos of the tomato man at Shivaji Nagar market in Bangalore were taken with Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summarit f/2.5 lens. I first saw the man from the street level and took the first shot above. MORE +

At the Brick Factory

I visited a brick factory in Hoskote, Bangalore Rural District, but unfortunately the workers had stopped working for the day. Instead I met these very friendly people who apparently live inside the factory compound. They also work there. I asked my driver to ask them if they would allow me to take their pictures. They said yes. So I took few shots of them. MORE +

Hello From Bangalore

Hello from Bangalore! Arrived safely and on time earlier this afternoon. Hotel was nice but far from the city even though it’s close to where I will be working from on Thursday and Friday. The wet markets I went to in 2006 are all far from here, but I will spend time shooting there this coming weekend. MORE +

THANK YOU and Off to India

A BIG THANK YOU to those who have supported me by voting and spreading the news about the nomination of my blog as one of the 10 Finalists for Singapore Best Photography Blog 2011. Thanks guys MORE +

Street Photography in Singapore

It rained hard on Sunday morning. I came early to our church in Katong area as I needed to run some errands. While waiting, I shot some street photos. Can you see the rain drops in the photo above? See one more below.MORE +

A Good Girl’s Promise

My daughter wrote these on her whiteboard last night, a good girl’s promise, she said. When was the last time we promised to be a good person?MORE +

Free Wallpaper – June 2011

From this month onward, I am going to give away free desktop wallpaper on a monthly basis for your personal use only. Here is the start for the month of June 2011. The wallpaper size is 1920 x 1280 pixels (3:2 format) which is good enough for most computer monitors you are using. You can download MORE +