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 naΓ―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

Seoul 2016: National Museum Of Contemporary Art – TV Tower

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 2Seoul 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 3Seoul 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: Chatting By The Art Theatre

Seoul 2016: Chatting By The Art TheatreSeoul 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

Naksan Park 2016: Robot Art SculptureNaksan 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. πŸ™‚ – WY

3 Days Of Black-And-White In Myeongdong (3)

In which we look at the final image in a series of black-and-white street photography images in colourful Myeongdong.

Streets Of Myeongong 2016: Light And Shadows In The Street 3Streets 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

Photo Album 2016 Day #143: Streets Of Myeondong, An Arty Shopping Mall

Right I am changing the title format of my photo posts from “week” to “day”. Makes the titles shorter and less convoluted. πŸ˜›

Streets Of Myeong-Dong 2016: The Quiet AlleyStreets 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

Photo Album 2016 Week 6-2: Singapore National Gallery 2

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 Beam 1Singapore National Gallery: Branching Pillar 1
Nikon D610, 18mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO 900

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