Thursday, July 31, 2008

David's New Coat

...of pink. That's the new color that Michaelangelo's "David" is sporting these days at the Singapore National Museum's main lobby:

Photographed with a Canon EOS 450D and a Lensbaby.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Light Concert at the Park

Seen at the KLCC Park, just behind the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur:

Shot with a Sony DSC-R1

Friday, July 18, 2008

Here's lookin' at you...

Here at the Paya Lebar market, the merchandise on display looks back at the buyer:

The eyes, when fried, go well with beer :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sari-sari Store

Jayson's little shop in Intramuros is the scene of a midday queue:

Shot with a Kyocera EZ4066

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Night Over KL

The sun falls behind two of Kuala Lumpur's signature landmarks:

The observation deck of the KL Tower in the background is actually higher than that of the Petronas towers in the foreground, thanks to the Bukit Nanas hill which it stands over. The view from the former is much nicer, too...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

There's no business like...

showbusiness, wayang style.

Chinese street opera artists (locally known as wayang) prepare for curtain-call at a show in Singapore. These folks typically set up shop - usually a canvas tent with a stage on one end - in empty fields during certain dates on the Taoist calendar.

Back in the days before TV, they were treated like showbiz royalty. Last night, they played to an audience of about a dozen aging people.

Check out this story I did for - Wail of the Wayang

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sarong Store

Seen at Arab Street, in Singapore's Kampong Glam district:

The Indonesian batik are the nicest :)

Shot with a Nikon D3 for Asian Photography Magazine

Friday, July 4, 2008

Boba and Co.

Boba Fett and his minions (including that eerie anime character in the background - anybody know who he is?) patrol the streets of Chinatown:

It's Cosplay time in Singapore, thanks to the recently-held Singapore Toy and Comic Convention. Snake Eyes at the back is wielding an almost-authentic (save for the dull edge) Japanese Katana, and he and his 10th Mountain Division comrade have somehow managed to openly carry realistic guns, despite the government ban on these toys. The Battlestar Galactica dude, on the other hand, packs a battery-operated speaker system inside his suit, which makes him sound like a walking Knight Rider car. And though Boba Fett's jetpack may not be real, those painstakingly-painted "paint chips" on his equipment sure makes it look so.

These guys are just as hardcore role-players as the Elvis impersonators.

Same same but different :)

Both shot for Time Out Singapore Magazine.