Thursday, September 27, 2007

What the... Noooooo!!!!

Why did you have to poke your head in there??? Why!?!?!?

I would have loved this photo but you ruined it!!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Shut Dat Bol

Jaworski takes a jumpshot, elbows out as Patrimonio tries to stop him:

Abarrientos runs past Meneses on the way to the hole... Alaska Milkmen up 5 points over Swifts Mighty Meaty Hotdog:

Norman Black of San Miguel Beer plans his offense against Purefoods Tender Juicy during the PBA Governor's Cup, with 3 minutes to go in the 4th quarter:

Samboy Lim skies to the hole through a trio of Ginebra defenders - lucky for him he wasn't mauled by Rudy Distrito:

Ooops, wrong league... these were taken during the Singapore Slingers vs. Melbourne Tigers game last Sept. 19, which opened the 2007 National Basketball League (based in Australia) season in Singapore.

The problem with basketball in this country is that the locals just aren't interested in it. Well maybe if you institutionalize wagering during games they will be. But those good old PBA games back home - I'm talking San Miguel Beer vs. Swifts (featuring "bwakaw" dunker Tony Harris), or even Crispa vs. Toyota - that was basketball madness. Hard to forget those Sunday nights when the TV would be turned on right after the family got home from church. That time dinner would be eaten silently because everyone was watching the game...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Samurai Jac

My assistant, Jaclyn:

She'll hold a reflector in one hand and a radio slave-triggered flash on the other while interviewing crazy ass hippie bums or monkey god-possessed priests, at the same time calling in pictures and fact checking dubious facts over iced neslo (??) and mooncakes. And she'll do it all over again, this time in Mandarin.

Monday, September 17, 2007

A Bouncing Baby...

Leica IIIf!!!! Woohoo!!!

Got her yesterday for S$XXX... her brass is showing and her hooters - I mean her lens - is an Industar 50, not a Leitz. Her serial number states she was made between 1945-1946... that's plenty of history there.

Baby, you an' me gonna make beautiful pictures together... bwahahaha... :)

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Seen at the MRT:

Wonder what they're all thinking... they do look good together, don't they?


Shot with a K790i handphone

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Model Laugh

Good models are both amazing and strange. Tell them you want a specific emotion and and they'll turn it on, just like that:

It was a gorgeous laugh, but there was no joke, no funny situation, maybe no real emotion behind it. You can even direct the action itself - no teeth, flirty, friendly, whatever. It's pretty impressive how they let their faces and their bodies do the talking. Well they are models after all.

Test shot for Time Out Magazine, shot with a Kyocera EZ4033.

Saturday, September 8, 2007


My colleague takes a 5-minute breather:

I can't imagine Sabrina without her cigarette. Talk about serendipity - just saw her by that window with that lovely light hitting her face and thought this could be her in a 4-megapixel nutshell.

Shot with a Kyocera EZ4033

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Squid Rice

Squid ink risotto from La Nonna's Italian resto at Holland Village:

It's kinda like Hainanese chicken rice, except that its Italian, uses squid stock (not chicken stock), is black and is not served at a hawker stall. Ok, it's not so much like chicken rice. Either way its delicious :)

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Morning Alms

A Buddhist monk begs for morning alms at downtown Sukhothai, Thailand.

Photographed with a Voigtlander Bessa L + 25mm Skopar lens / Era 100 film shot at E. I. 200.

Nothing very technical about this shot, except for the Bessa L's not having a rangefinder thus the need to scale focus. Otherwise it's be there at the right time - that's 7AM when the monks make their morning rounds.

I didn't shoot at E. I. 200 on purpose - I mistakenly left the ISO dial at 200 so I had to push-process accordingly afterwards. turned out ok :P