Thursday, February 28, 2008

Exhibition Ended

The exhibition ended today and it has been taken down. Thank you everyone who visited the exhibition. I do hope that this exhibition will continue in some way though. I will have to see.

The books arrive this week. I will put up purchase details soon.

Start-up lets you fix focus after snapping the shutter | Underexposed - CNET

Start-up lets you fix focus after snapping the shutter | Underexposed - CNET

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Dance Me Through The Dark closes on the 28

Yes. I am plugging my show. But it is the best exhibition I have ever done. So if you have not seen it, please see it before it closes on Thursday the 28. And if you have seen it and enjoyed, please ask your friends to go.

The books should be ready for sale by the end of the month. Thank you to all the people that have made orders of the books and images. You will get what you ordered.


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Dance Me Through The Dark Book

There has been a delay in the printing of the book unfortunately. Copies of the book for sale should be ready by the end of the month.

However, if you place an order for the book at the exhibition gallery, there is a 10% discount of the regular retail price of $100. Payment is to be made in full by cheque. There is a browsing copy of the book at the exhibition.

I know that the books should have been launched on the 13 Feb. But if you already like the browsing copy, you can be sure that the print and bind quality will be even better when it is finally ready. :)

Dance Me Through The Dark Media Coverage

Interview on web site (Click here)

Interview with June Chong in the Straits Times (Click here)

Podcast of interview with Mabel at Lush 99.5 (Click here)

Interview with Shereena Sajeed of Radio Singapore International (Click here)

Interview with Mayo Martin (Click here)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dance Me Through The Dark Opening

I am so very happy with the way my exhibition turned out. And the evening was a real celebration. Thanks to all the people who came and the others who sent their well wishes.

Chihiro, Na Ri and Hai Ying visiting the show.

Juliet Pang singing a fantastic jazz set for me.

I need to go sleep now. More in days to come.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Many Pathways One Mission

Many Pathways One Mission is a book published by the Ministry of Education. It has come out without much fanfare but to me it is a significant book for Singapore photography. The photography is produced by Wesley Loh, a very good friend on mine. In this book, the way the portraits are taken and the way the images are treated are intense. For once, in a government book, people are not make to put on fake plastic smiles for the readers. I think that the book comes across as more thoughtful and believable. As a nation, we have to get over superficial happiness and care enough to look seriously at what people are saying with their images.

If you have time, go to borders and look for this book and flip through it. think about why it does not look like other Singaporean publications? And see if you find this more believable than all those fake photographic smiles we get as propaganda.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Polaroid closing instant film factories - Yahoo! News

Polaroid closing instant film factories - Yahoo! News

Some of Paul Elledge's most memorable work was done on Poalaroid materials. Same with Paolo Roversi and Joyce Tennyson. Nothing quite looks like images shot on Polaroid material. And even though Polaroid film is a niche product, the writing is on the wall for film in general. I wonder how many more years before film passes on too?

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Ella and Zul says "Rats... Where?"

Happy Chinese New Year folks.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Chestnuts Virgin

I am sad to say that I did not watch the first ten installments of Jonathan Lim's spoof fest, Chestnuts. I have been really busy with the exhibition and work and did not make plans to watch Chesty Nutty Bang Bang. But I bumped into the production manger, Kheng Kiat at Bras Basah Complex and was reminded that the show was going on at the drama centre in the national library. I just happened to have time that evening and decided to loose my chestnuts virginity. And I never thought it could be soooo good. I must admit that at times it got long and a bit boring, just one bang after another bang. But there were many times I was in hysterical ecstasy. :) I have worked with almost all the actors on stage and have taken photographs for so many of the productions they spoofed. It was just hilarious.

Come on baby, do it to me one more time!! Waiting for the next big one Jonathan!

Do you feel like Dilbert? I know I do sometimes.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Le Petit Portraits part cinq

Portraits of Carmen Chan

Portraits of Eadwine Lay

Portraits of Juliet Pang

I have had so much fun this month with Le Petit Portrait. I think the best part is that at $100 a pop people were willing to come in and just have fun with me. Did I not say this already?

Anyway, I have decided to create a one hour portrait package that is exactly half of my usual family/portfolio package. For portraits I usually start at $500 for a two hours session. I am going to start at $250 for a one hour session. I hope that this will not be too steep for people to come and just have fun with me. I think I got some really nice portfolio shots from these sessions.

Thank you to all the people who took up the promotional package. :)

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Friday, February 01, 2008