I’ve been doing quite a bit of photography/documentary work regarding the dead in Singapore (more specifically Bukit Brown and various other locations) and it’s quite interesting to see how the old and the new have mixed together here. Some traditions have been forgotten and new ones are being created and right down the middle we have a confused (albeit amusing) mix of both. This is just one of those moments. (The rest will find it’s way to some sharing platform when I finally get down to full scale editing).
“however much you resist them, the waters will return; that the land sinks; silt collects; that something in nature wants to go back”
– Graham Swift, Waterland
Before the British arrived, Singapore was little more than a sleepy fishing village. The few immigrants that came joined the local fishing community, venturing out on their sampans to earn their keep.
There is something in nature that wants to go back.
Canon’s organising another one of it’s photography event (I must admit that it’s got a pretty solid foundation in Singapore) this time in partnership with NUS’ Photographic Society. The theme for this year’s event is titled No Boundaries and details can be found at http://montage.sg/2012/
The lineup looks really promising for both the workshop and the seminar and tickets for the seminar are already on sale. At 5 bucks for students, it’s a no brainer, I’d go just to give my brain some photographic exposure (of which it has sorely lacked in the past month).
Yeah so if you’re free on 10th June and am looking for a good way to spend the holidays this just might be it.
I haven’t uploaded anything in a while, I’ve been once again caught up in a flurry of activity in the past few days. Photos may not be coming as rapidly as previously set, but they’ll still be coming! (: You can follow on Twitter or by email for updates of new posts.
This one’s from the Night Festival 2 years ago, back when I was just starting out (technically I still am)
I really love the carnival sorta feel in this one (yes, it was underexposed, oops)
He’s leaving, on that midnight train to Georgia
I cross the bridge over this canal every morning and I’ve always wanted to take this scene with the cross in the background (it never changes) however I usually don’t have my camera on me. When I did bring it though, I barely hesitated (though looking slightly like a fool taking photos of goodness knows what)
they say the most common bird in Singapore is the crane, I tend to agree. Might upload more variants of this scene when I have more time and I go edit the other different frames!
It’s not that I’m feeling extraordinarily handsome today,
Singapore Zoo, 2012
well maybe just a little.