Paris 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 naïve 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
Don’t know how I missed this image. Here we go! – WY
In which we take a peek in the National Museum of Contemporary Art within the Seoul Grand Park. I don’t normally make pictures of other people’s art work, but this must be a signature installation that people of the world hardly know about!
Seoul 2016: National Museum Of Contemporary Art – TV Tower 1
Nikon D610, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/40, ISO 400
Seoul 2016: National Museum Of Contemporary Art – TV Tower 2
Nikon D610, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/40, ISO 560
Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I spent too little time in the Seoul Grand Park. But I identified this museum as a must-go place and was glad I made this decision. Sure contemporary art isn’t everyone’s cup of tea – I’ll be the first to admit that I really dislike most contemporary art produced in recent years. There was stuff that I just passed by with no interest. However, there was also stuff that I found interesting – such as this massive contraption. So do drop by if you ever visit the Seoul Grand Park! – WY
Seoul 2016: Art gallery In Samcheongdong
Nikon D610, 24mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO 1800
Right, the camera settings are wrong. Stuff like that happens. 😛 – WY
Seoul 2016: Chatting By The Art Theatre
Nikon D610, 60mm, f/4, 1/1000, ISO 100
Two friends chat by the facade of an art theatre. Unfortunately I could not find a good vantage point to capture the entire building without including a distracting crowd. Still, an interesting snippet. – WY
Naksan Park 2016: The Robot Art Sculpture
Nikon D610, 18mm, f/8, 1/400, ISO 100
This is a “fun” experiment. I usually do not take pictures of other people’s art work and do not make things this saturated. However, I thought I will do this just once for experimental fun.
This area is dotted with art sculptures and graffiti. I guess it takes a geek to recognize that this contraption with two solar panels on top is made to look like a robot. 🙂 – WY
After 3 days of black-and-white, let’s return to the world of colour!
Streets Of Myeongdong 2016: Art Sculpture In The Street
Nikon D610, 60mm, f/2.8, 1/1600, ISO 100
We are making a brief departure from Myeongdong next week for a visit to Bukchon. Stay tuned – WY
In which we look at the final image in a series of black-and-white street photography images in colourful Myeongdong.
Streets Of Myeongdong 2016: Light And Shadows 3
Nikon D610, 35mm, f/8, 1/200 ISO 100
There appears to be a strong push for the arts in South Korea. Not the “same old tired traditional tourist hook stuff” mind you, but a genuine push for contemporary and modern art creations. This level of regard for art is quite unique for an Asian country. If you are wondering, those are actually exhaust pipes for either a subway or building.
We now end this short 3-day exhibition of black-and-white in Myengdong. Something different next post – WY
Right I am changing the title format of my photo posts from “week” to “day”. Makes the titles shorter and less convoluted. 😛
Streets Of Myeongdong 2016: A Quiet Alley
Nikon D610, 35mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO 200
Despite the flashy hustle and bustle of Myeongdong, there are bound to be quiet alleys behind the usual busy streets. Continue reading
When the old parliament house was transformed into an art gallery, the developers did more than just clear out the rooms within and retrofit them for hanging works of art. There are some significant new architectural transformations. One of the most outstanding changes is this giant tree-like pillar added as a roof support in one of the courtyards.
Singapore National Gallery: Branching Pillar 1
Nikon D610, 18mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO 900