by Michèle Adriaens, 23 Feb 2017 |
Cherine Wee is a communication designer working in the marketing/creative sector. Last year she put together a self-initiated publication that documents her one month travel in Seoul.
“A Month in Seoul is designed in the form of a photo travelogue diary, and acts as a memento that records my experience living and getting around Seoul like a local. Through my eyes, I share photographs and personal thoughts on my time spent there, on the places I went to, the culture, sights, aesthetic details and mood I’ve experienced.”
Behind the publication: “What started out as an ‘escape’ travel stint ended up as one that allowed me to rediscover myself in my 20 something years, to get lost in a foreign city– both physically and metaphorically, and to find myself through losing myself. It was the resolve to go wherever and do whatever my heart desired. The inspiration and decision to produce this publication was born out of the thought to share my personal experience, to encourage someone out there to take time for rest from the busyness of everyday life and a constant reminder to never lose your sense of wonder and wander. This goes out to all the seekers and dreamers alike.”
Available for purchase at Actually, Basheer and BooksActually.
A Month in Seoul including 1x publication, 1x set of yours to keep notecards is available only at stuffofsoul.bigcartel.com. That Summer in Seoul [postcard diary pack] is available only at stuffofsoul.bigcartel.com
by Michèle Adriaens, 15 Feb 2017 |
Nadia Ongkowidjaja just knew that she wanted to work in a creative field, and once she entered NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media, she narrowed it down to Photography and Digital Imaging. “I decided to follow my passion. I grew to love photography and I enjoy capturing the essence of people and places in my stills.”
“Permanent Resident examines Nadia’s “perplexed life”. “I consider myself to be perplexed, as my roots are unknown to me and I am consequently unsure of who I am,” explains the photographer. “My citizenship and place of residence were decided by the previous generation and hence I have never lived in nor know my native country. I therefore reside in a land that I consider home and yet do not fully belong. Thus, my understanding of how I came to be is minimal, and standing in society, fairly questionable.”
by Michèle Adriaens, 3 Feb 2017 |
Charmaine Poh has unveiled her latest work, a story about the rights of LGBT people through the use of Cambodian wedding rituals. The images were taken during the Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap, and have been showcased on the Invisible Photographer Asia platform.
“A wedding is often a mark of this approval; it is considered an ideal to reach for. Yet love does not fit neatly into boxes, and one does not always find it. Unceasingly, we try to grasp a thing we cannot name. Through the use of Khmer wedding rituals, I illustrate stories of those who, in society’s eyes, can only look to possessing this from afar.”
by Michèle Adriaens, 19 Jan 2017 |
Food styling by Kat Wong.
Juliana Tan gives her overseas friends a taster of Singapore delights in her latest photo project, Hungry?
We asked Juliana about her new work.
“When I was living abroad, my friends often asked me what I missed most about Singapore. Is it my family? Friends? I’m almost embarrassed to say this but the one thing I crave for is Singapore’s local food. I’d choose Teochew mui over burgers any day. Or cai fan for that matter. Or prata (Crane Road). Or kaya toast with teh-o-peng-siu-dai and two soft-boiled eggs. You get the drift.
In those difficult moments (dramatic), I made mental sketches of my favourite local food. Most of them are easily available from hawker centres so they’re not plated to look Instagram worthy, but they burst with flavours I cannot find elsewhere in the world.
So when I returned to Singapore, I was determined to photograph our local food with the same sentiments I had when I was away. Except that I don’t know how to put the food together stylistically. Thankfully, despite my clumsy pitch, my university classmate Kat Wong (also an amazing cook) agreed to indulge me and styled the food for this project.”
Full series here.
by Michèle Adriaens, 13 Jan 2017 |
Do you also wait for the holiday season to do something about those eternally unchecked resolutions on your list?
That’s exactly what Nicholas Goh did. By trading @smokesforshots, he is putting the breaks on his smoking urge by trading the habit of a smoke break for a street photography shot.
“Both pastimes take about the same amount of time, ease fidgeting fingers and share space on the streets of Singapore – the art of street photography, being the much more edifying habit.”
Check it out.