There’s an air about this guy. He looked like he’s been around for some time. I can identify with that from where I come from. We establish a comfort zone after we settled in a place. But the question is: are we happy or are we really comfortable? Are the two the same?
I’m constantly asking myself, “why do I create?” I can’t answer the question easily but an interview by verily.com with Washington D.C. portrait artist Nicole Bourgea reasonates with me. She said, “I do think that some people are really compelled by something bigger to make art, and that they won’t be truly happy unless they answer that calling with creative work. I definitely consider myself one of those people, and I love stepping into my studio every day with the assurance that I am at least showing up to answer that call.”
Going places in Singapore is a breeze because of this – our effective train system. I do dream of travels to exotic places in the world with my family but until then, I don’t see why I can’t reach the corners of this land in one of these. I’ll aim for the streets of Bedok before the salt flat of Bolivia.
The first pairs of Levi’s jeans were sold in 1880. If you happened to possess an original pair, you can sell it today for a hefty USD50,000. I don’t, unfortunately, though I own quite a few pairs made in the 21st Century. I love jeans. Their comfort and ease of use do that thing for me. If it be socially permissible, I’d be wearing them for any and every occasion. This photo reflects this sentiment of mine, being submerged in the jeans culture.
The shopping alleys at Chatuchak Market may be tight, but to this little boy, they were landscapes in an alternate dimension for a superhero to manoeuvre. There was an unseen nemesis he seemed to be battling. I guessed his power was super speed, judging by how he was zipping from one shop across to another. It was a good thing I had travelled to the future to obtain this camera capable of capturing superhero speedster. How else could I photograph him zooming at the speed of light?
Make a wish, write it upon a scarlet ribbon, tie both ends to pebbles, toss it high up unto this tree and hope it catches your wish. I witnessed the mesmerising scarlet threads dancing in the breeze on this wishing tree. The hanging threads revealed to me that to wish is a good thing. My belief is that if I act upon my wish, it’s more likely to come true.
Places, Faces is my first published iBook on the Apple iBook Store (USA). To me, it’s never about the place but very much about the faces. The interactive iBook captured the amazing people en route to and in Desaru, West Malaysia. Shot in classic black and white Street Photography style, it contains mainly environmental portraits of people in their natural surroundings. Available for free. Do let me know what you think?