Hungry? by Juliana Tan

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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.

Trading @smokesforshots

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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.

Exhib! Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling

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Natalie Lee & Patrick van Dam

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Practice Theory & Ed

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Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling is a photo book by Alvin Toh about Olympic gold medallist, Joseph Schooling. In conjunction with the launch of the book, 10 local designers were commissioned to design a promotional poster.

Go underground before 30 November and marvel at the posters on display in MRT stations across the dot.

Spotted! Ng Weijiang aka @orhganic

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Known as @orhganic on Instagram, Ng Weijiang creates powerful arrangements fusing design and photography. Shot in black and white to better highlight the forms and textures, Ng’s collaged work easily catches the eye.

“I was intrigued by the use of the Instagram layout to post sliced up images for a larger view. My works focus on giving the audience a fresher perspective by curating monochromatic images of architecture and snippets of our everyday lives into a bigger picture. While the curation of the page brings the images together to form compositions, each image within the collage is well-grounded and are works of their own.”

My School Uniform by Yix Quek

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My School Uniform, authored by Yix Quek in collab with photographers Nicky Loh, Louis Kwok, Benny Loh, Soh Qiu Ling and book designer Yong Kam Ling, catalogues the uniforms of 142 secondary schools in Singapore. The 365-page book also highlights schools that have closed down or merged with other schools, and the meanings behind the design of various school badges.

Since completing My School Uniform, the book has deservedly received a lot of attention in the press. If you are curious to find out more, I suggest you click here.

The book is available from all major bookstores.

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