“This is a dying art”, said Carine, the 7th generation Lao Sai Tao Yuan Teochew Opera troupe’s member who only started performing about 3 years ago. “In Singapore, there are only 4 troupes left. We are the oldest. We have been around for 152 years.”, Carine explained. Most of the senior artists in the troupe have been
Shot with Fuji X-T1 and Helios 44-2 lens at f/2. Saw this man enjoying his Tiger Beer at one of the coffee shops in Katong, Singapore. That’s his second bottle.
His name is A.J Surazi. He was born in Indragiri, Sumatera, Indonesia, 76 years ago and migrated to Singapore at the age of 12. He is my stranger no. 28.
I spent about half an hour sitting at a sarabat tea stall near the junction of Bussorah street and Baghdad street. After a long walk, I had two glasses of iced milk tea. One of the owners sat at a table next to me, resting. We talked in Malay. He told me his legs were
His name is Diego Resurreccion and he is my stranger no. 26. I met Diego on board the Star Virgo cruise ship couple months ago. He is from Makati, the Philippines and works as a chef at the ship’s Taverna restaurant. This friendly guy told me that his work arrangement is 10 months on board
I was making my way to the Bugis train station from Bencoolen when it rained that night in September last year. I stopped in front of a shop, took shelter from the rain and started taking panning shots of people walking with their umbrellas and shopping bags above their heads using the Hipstamatic app on
Rush hour at the train station, shot with iPhone 4s using an app called SlowShutter. Converted to black and white using an iPhone app called Noir.
These backstage shots of the Chinese Opera were taken about two months ago in Little India during the hungry ghost month. I was allowed access to the backstage by the kind lady who prepared herself to go on stage. What a joy! All shots with Leica M9 and Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm f/2. Enjoy the photos.
I posted this on my Instagram few days ago and have wanted to post it here, but wasn’t able to until now. I took this photo using the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone 4s while I was having my breakfast at a coffee place in City Hall. They could easily be in their 80s but
The Boss at Geylang Serai Night Market, shot with Leica M9 and Zeiss Planar ZM 50mm at f/2. Here is another one without the two ladies in the foreground.
“I love you honey!” “I promise that I will always be with you.” (“hihihi … promise?”) Leica M9 and Zeiss ZM 50mm f/2 lens.