Without beard it probably helped… (I shaved it off recently)… hehe… if you remember my previous post HERE, this is the same boy I see this year… NO MORE FEARS!
But now, as I look back at my previous shot… reading back my post… I realized I can’t find “the hidden maid” in the picture…. my hair stood up… I shivered in fear for a few moments… LOL.
I love kids!!!
These are some shots quickly selected from a recent birthday party… more pictures to come…
If you wonder what I have been doing…
2. just sold one of my favourite lens: the Panasonic Lumix 20mm F1.7 lens
3. from fiddling with my Fuji X10 to fiddling the Ricoh GXR and GRD3… and now happy with my GRD3 for daily random recordings (with the 21mm attachment of course…)
4. haven’t been touching micro four thirds for a while, happier with smaller sensors like the X10/GRD and the larger digital sensors, and above all… larger films.
5. sorting out my past works
6. teaching private lessons
7. doing selective portraits
8. a little tired of street photography
10. loving people
Live a day at a time, live it to your best, love the people around you. Thank you friends!
Here’s one of my favourite shot from a recent editorial job for an overseas magazine…
Location: Singapore Lau Pa Sat
Some of the challenges I faced in this job were:
1. Making hawker food look like recipe shots using minimum setup
2. Bringing out the essence of food culture in Singapore and Malaysia especially among the Chinese
3. Eating 3 bowls of assam laksa, 2 bowls of curry laksa, 2 plates of char kway teow, 1 chicken rice, 1 “sang ha mee”, and all the rest which I can’t remember… ALL in one day… I have a super tight deadline to meet… (Yes, I hate to waste food, so I made my 2 assistants eat with me after each shoot)
4. Finding public toilets to purge
5. Shooting professional-looking profile pictures of famous chefs on location at a fast pace with minimum setup
All in all, I enjoyed it so much that a part of me deep inside didn’t wish it would end… Hahaha…
I had to be a portrait-documentary-food-photographer all at one go! Hmm… so yummy! Visit me and we go makan!
From the Archives:
As I look through my archives, I find more and more of my past works “unacceptable”. I think I have grown much more fussy and picky and difficult to live with. LOL…
It’s great joy and excitement to shoot with my friend Louis for a Big Nokia Event recently that I just can’t help, but to share some of the images from the Olympus E-P1 I was using.
The following are telephoto shots taken with a Leica 90mm F2.8 lens fitted on the E-P1 via an adaptor, and due to the 2x crop factor, it achieves a fantastic whooping 180mm! Due to that, I didn’t have to fight with the professional journalists using Huge Canon and Nikon bodies and lenses (also don’t have to fight with Louis who was using a powerful Canon 70-200mm F2.8 Lens), and still reasonably achieved close-up shots of the speakers on stage! The manual focusing on the sharp E-P1 screen made things possible.
Chief Designer of Nokia
Close-up during a coffee table dialogue session
Chief Designer giving a talk
Oh man… I was being twittered! I should really start twitting soon!
A Large 60-in LCD Screen connected to a laptop on twitter
Some new products… …