Sunday, December 04, 2005

Bussorah Street Singer

5 comments:

kiampa said...

hi ngiap heng,

I think the desaturation works well in some cases, in other ones like this pic it seems to give rather sickly tones. there's always something about singapore's commercial and street life that strikes me as brash and loud and i wish the colours would give respect to that...

of course i'm sure you have other unsaid intentions with your street pics as well.

kiampa said...

but the tones could also be from the monitor at school that i'm using so i'll go back home and have a look at the pics again...

Heng said...

The tones are intentional on my recent Singaporean photos. They mimick a bit of cross-processing and a bit of image fade.

When I frist started Static, Singapore did strike me as more bright, like saturated consumer film.

The present colours reflect more of me at the moment. I did not just desaturate them to make them more neutral. I also 'stressed' the colours. The colours mimick an uneven fading of pigments in old age. I feel an uneven growth as I approach my 40th birthday, a mixed bag of of highlights and failure.

kiampa said...

oh no ngiap heng...mid-life crisis??

i'm going to pay even closer attention to your colours from now on...

by the way have you seen frank horvat's work? he has some really great stuff on the internet.

Heng said...

No really mid-life CRISIS. Just an honest look at what has gone on before and what is ahead of me.