Street Photography

2017 Week 24 Gallery: Good Street Photography Is Hard

Singapore 2017: Window Cleaners Working On A HotelSingapore 2017: Window Cleaners Working On A Hotel

The original title of this essay was “Street Photography Is Hard”. After a bit of thinking, I had to append “Good” to the beginning of the title. After all, it has been several weeks since I posted any street photography related content. That is because it was so difficult to find street photographs I took which I feel is decent enough to share. Continue reading

2017 Week 23: Friendships Of Singapore’s Foreign Domestic Helpers

In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend.

Friends Hugging And Putting On A NecklaceSingapore 2015: Foreign Domestic Helpers Meeting And Fellowship On Day-Off

Singapore has a lot of foreign domestic helpers from other parts of South East Asia. Most of them hail from Philippines and Indonesia, though a smaller number also come from Vietnam and Myanmar. They are usually referred to as “maids”. among the populace. Those who consciously wish to regard them with more respect and appreciation prefer to call them “helpers”. Continue reading

Singapore 2017 Week 18 Gallery

A random gallery collection of various genres including still life, street photography and architecture. Nikon D610 was the camera used. Most images were shot with the Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G Micro, and one with the Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G. Have fun!

Small Plastic White Flowers Interior DecorationFloral Interior Decoration Still Life

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Daily Prompt: Climbing – Climbing Worker

In response to the Daily Post: Climbing

Sea of differenceSingapore 2013: Climbing Worker In The Sea Of Difference

A worker clambers on to continue work on a temporary makeshift jetty in the middle of the Singapore River under the hot tropical sun. Most construction workers in Singapore are foreigners who work in physical labour-intensive, blue-collar work. Somewhat ironically, other foreigner mill about opposite him as tourists. Some of them actually come from the same country he does – as large countries inevitably experience a significant income divide among different states and provinces.

This is an old image, made long ago in 2013. – WY

2017 Week 15 Gallery: Snippets Of Paris

Paris 2017: Winter Along River Seine In The CityParis 2017: Along The River Seine In Winter

To continue from my previous post, in this post I will finally get to discuss about some serious impressions I have of Paris. Continue reading

2017 Week 14 Gallery: Paris And The Louvre

Paris 2017: In The Louvre Pyramid In WinterParis 2017: The Louvre Pyramid Entrance

Paris was… is not all what mainstream opinion would want you to believe it is. The strongest sentiments come from what I call the “common ladies’ fantasy”. In this version of foreign perception, Paris is a utopic dream destination where all your romantic dreams are fulfilled. Of course the na├»ve souls have never visited the place, or just spent a few days visiting as part of a Europe tour.

So after spending almost two weeks in Paris as part of my work, one of my new favourite pastimes now is crushing the shallow Parisian dreams of silly girls. Woo-hoo! Continue reading

2017 Week 10 Gallery: Chinatown Bazaar

Singapore 2017: Chinatown Bazaar - At A Food StallSingapore 2017: Chinatown Bazaar – Shoppers At The Food Stall

Posting at least one series of pictures from Chinatown has become a yearly routine. There are two major Chinese festivals in a year, so the opportunity is difficult to resist. If I didn’t visit during one festival, I would have still have the opportunity to visit during the other. Continue reading