Sleeping and Concentration

The guy in the middle fell asleep while the two men were concentrating on their game. Shot with Leica M9 and Zeiss Planar 50mm ZM f/2 lens.

Happy Time

Happy time at Chinatown’s Kreta Ayer market. Taken with Panasonic GF1 and Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm f/1.7 lens.

Chinese Chess

I love shooting the people playing Chinese chess at Kreta Ayer market in Chinatown. These two were shot last weekend when I made a quick trip there. Shot with Leica M9 and Zeiss Planar 50mm ZM f/2 lens. MORE +

Which one is healthier?

Shooting in Chinatown is super fun. Lots of cool subjects to shoot. Just look around, see and be prepared to shoot. I was watching people playing the Chinese chess at Kreta Ayer market when I saw this. I first  saw the man with the pipe and then suddenly the second man came into the frame with his banana. He actually had a bag of them with him. The first thing that came to my mind when I was shooting the images was the title of the blog entry I would write for this. I would write “Which one is healthier?”.MORE +

Walking and Waiting at Shivaji Nagar Market

Black and white photography always has its unique charm. Not much color distraction as there are only black, white and shades of gray. One of my favorite images from my recent trip to Bangalore, India. A relatively slow shutter speed of 1/25 sec was enough to blur the man walking in the foreground. MORE +

Highlight and Shadow

I love this photo for a simple reason that it has strong highlight and shadow. It also tells a story of two men engaged in a serious conversation. Look at the hand gesture of the man on the right. The man on the left was listening while seriously looking at his notebook.

I saw these two men on the second floor of the Shivaji Nagar Market. The man on the left seemed to be the vegetables agent and the one the left seemed to be the customer, which could be a retail seller. When I first saw this scene, I was immediately attracted to it because of the sunlight coming in from the two windows and the shadow on the floor and on part of the men.

It’s important to take the exposure metering from the right spot in this kind of photo. 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 +

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 +