“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
Have you tried shooting a double exposure image using Fuji X-T1? Play with it for some fun photography. It can really create some cool images. This is how you can do it: Set the Drive Dial to Multiple Exposure (the icon with two overlapping rectangles). Shoot the first image If you like it, press OK to
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 always love the feeling of shooting with manual lenses. This series was shot with a Zeiss ZM 50mm f/2 lens on Olympus Micro FourThird E-P3. I do not want the background, hence aperture was set at the maximum, f/2, and ISO was set to 2000 for me to get a shutter speed of 1/100
His name is Md. Basheer and he is my stranger no. 27. Mr. Basheer is a retired photographer who shot interior design and food during his 40 year career shooting for magazines in Singapore. He is now driving a taxi but still teach photography sometimes. Mr. Basheer has six children and seven grandchildren. He was
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
Playing UNO at home. Photos plus her own handwriting. She wrote it using the WACOM stylus and tablet.
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.
Ola, have you seen those big 6×6 cm negatives lately? I shot this using the Rolleiflex 2.8F which I borrowed from a friend. I like the big negative. It doesn’t curl as much as the 35mm, and since I scan the entire negative by simply placing it on the scanner surface, this is a good
I was just browsing some of my old photos when I found these photos. It’s a series of images of my daughter doing her first flip over on June 2, 2005. She flipped over from her back to her tummy. I was lucky that I was with my camera then. They were shot with my