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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Brimmin' with My Compact Camera

i'll never get use to it, for not being able to see through viewfinder, not to mention, there's no viewfinder in my compact!!! Not being able to maneuver the setting is bad, most of my shots were blur and underdeveloped. I can't remember how many times i pick up my camera trying to look thru viewfinder, damn, people must think i'm nut-cracked. Heck! Hell a lot more months for me to full frame, and Leica M8. So, let's enjoy my break, perceive with eyes, delineate my directions. I was thinking about full attention in BnW Street, Travel and Macro photography. At least! Some goals!

Street photography is ambulatory and peripatetic, it's neither creation nor memory, but documents. It's not something abstract but concrete.


people still choked with camera, even when i was on Compact, if i wasn't on the opposite direction, i guess she will give me a taste of her fist of fury. 

it arouses a sense of tense taking other people's children, it's rude and offensive. But you'll be fine as long as you never get caught! If you get caught! Make sure you apologize, then have your running shoe on!

"i will follow you, the near you i always must be, and nothing can keep us apart. BUT don't you walk so fast!"

I'll be walking a shadow.

Like soldiers, we march on. March on on these summer days.

It's human to stand with crowd; it's divine to stand alone. I don't normally dig into other crafts but these DKNY stuff is damn good!

"It is an art of walking, wondering and loitering. It's about feeling the raw culture, a process of learning about a place. " -jw-

for me, that's Street photography. 


CNY my Foe!

CNY had turned to a foe ever since 2008, it casted upon like a never-ending spell. 3 years in a row, i had fever on Chinese New Year days and disillusion rises for the festival. And now on my 4th year, so far so good but i'm no longer a big fans of cny. Hate especially cny's songs, it sucks. Although I feel 100%, may be i should get more sleep now, preserving my strength for the spell.

It's not that i'm paranoid, but 1 more year to 2012 Doom Day!!! I need to prepare somehow, so i picked up some books for my cny (and doom day!) Was books shopping at Kino early today, i too, trying to look for the "Doom Day's Device" and i can't help to notice! This book caught my attention, it came in 2 volumes, book 1 and book 2. i like book 2 better for the travel destinations. Besides colorful travel photos, it insetted with cute and interesting Korean's style comic.

No matter how hard it is, i want to travel.

Yes, pretty gay it is, i bought Eat, Pray, Love. Reserved for the hibernation folks!

and "My Private Map II", i bought this couple of weeks ago, when it first launch! A blogger i followed, Yen wrote one of the story about Europe. and now she's traveling in USA now! Gee! Tell me about it.

Well, things haven't seem to work out my way, but somehow, part of it was an amazing success.

Happy Chinese New Year Everybody! 


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

From DSLR to Analogue

i said. it's pretty tough moving backward, especially in technology. no preview button! no delete button! no unlimited memory space! but only a thousand thorns of surprises!!! i'd been shooting for rolls now and gee! light leak! i slide in film rolls in some of my analogue cameras and totally forgot there's still film inside! pluck open! shite! Light leaks the whole damn roll! i seriously need to do some marking now.

but my crafts, still painted with light in slivers of time.


-in the history of creation-
then God said, "Let There be Light"; and there was light.

Light had guide me across with a street photographer who was also sold out all of his DSLR and change to Rangefinder. it gave me a shiver in the morning light! to be frank, when i made that decision, it was blunt. and too many things i have to give up. i was freaked out.

and recent finds had guide me with light.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2010 Came to Mind

I'm glad i'd blogged, i was trying to retain some memories from the past 2010, seriously, i don't really remember the exact details. Mild Cognitive Impairment is pretty bad. New year comes in a blink of eye, i left my traces here and there, trying to pick up my slivers of time. My year was painted with light, inspired with faith, there was sadness, craziness, changes, clumsiness. and most i can't stand is backstabbing. Fuck you asshole! so Shut your air hole!


i went Pulau Ketam, yes! it's my dream to visit all of the islands in Malaysia, so far, it's still far fetched. I'm working on it!
it seems i took a knock on my brain, i don't really remember what'd happened, beside seeing some light tunnel. my friend told me i took a knock on the futsal game. yeah right.

TCXG finally took its step out of the comfort zone, we're no longer making camp at hometown! TCXG is big boy now, we took a hike to Gunung Nuang!!! and what happen to BenMoy was EPIC! How  possibly anybody could twist both of his knees on the same day? BenMoy ONLY!

i attended "Let there Be Light" Seminar. my Faith +1.

went Ipoh, visiting no-longer-long-hair Ai Li.

it makes me gone mad for not seeing beach, sand, breeze for so long in Selangor! i got to find a beach! and set for Bagan Lalang.
it was March 2010, i met Kurt, my macro mentor but i hate macro! it's so freaking hard! stupid bugs keep getting away! little did i know, i was hooked and poisoned, and couldn't stop macro ever-since!
my folks came for visit! i brought them around the town and visit the hot air balloon!

i acquired my second analogue camera! genuinely LOMO! it was actually a gift from a friend =)
and i ran my first ever Night Marathon. ( i join the 10km category only. *shuts*)

i found Ampang Lookout Point eventually after so many years! and discovery the Landscape panning accidentally!
finally got to Batu Caves! It was the first time, i included human element in my craft, it was a leap for me, asking people for photographs.

hey look i went F1 without spending a single penny! hehehe
it was nana's birthday on 27th April, and we went Singapore! it's a fresh approach on Street Photography.
 i was looking for this shoe in Malaysia and phailed flat!

i took a leave from work enjoying my Thomas Cup! It was also, my first hand-on exposure on Tilt-Shift lens!
i don't really like fast car, but hey Classical car show on Asian Festival of Speed! How could i miss it?
then i went Malacca for the Champion League finale!

my birthday month but i don't remember how i celebrated it, it wasn't in my blog, i guess i was at home sleep thru the night and day.

i took a train down South for BugFest, my first LOMO field test.

i failed the Sekinchan trip, they're cutting the crops when i got there! well, at least i manage to find Sekinchan!

it's big event month! my first ever self-funded oversea trip! to the Ozadventure i go! it was crazy, fun, touched, bare naked!!! i love Australia only because you guys are there.

got home after the 6 days Ozadventure, i lost my passion to work and hated my life. almost kill myself back there but saved by Inspired+1, Louis Pang handed me a Ticket to WPPI held in Las Vegas! aha! what happen next?!!

it's the first time i tried night macro, i was so freaking worry about the mosquitoes in the jungle but heck, no mosquitoes at all. because all the mosquitoes are having their dinner at residential foodcourt.

i acquired my third analogue camera, it's a medium format studio work horse! Mamiya RB67 Pro-S

nothing much on the September because i was emo with Denggi Fever.

and we had a camp on Early September right before i got Denggi. i brought my D200 and left my CF cards back home. awesome! luckily i brought Mamiya!

i was so lucky to venture into a different field of photography- fashion. 
i joined with 2 other great photographers for a fashion photo-shoot, well i didn't actually did so much on the shooting but talking! because of a different style of photographing so i didn't actually disturb them.

i can't just leave my fashion shot like that! so i made another fashion shot with my own theme and help from the fashion designer, Matilda L.

i gotta admit! October is a great month!!! i also tried a different photography approach on landscape,  Vertical Long Exposure Black & White Minimalist. Okay, i made that up.

the hype hasn't end! i was so crazy about October and i try out street photography!

my model, Laura T. is leaving pursuing a career in Singapore =(
it's MIFA 2010!!! Hey! it's My first event shot on the podium!

!Canon Field Review on Canon Prima 105 Analogue!

i still can't get enough from fashion shots! i need a male model, to do stunts! i tried to look for model but they called me nut-crack for model to pull up falling stunts. so i decided to do it myself, Self-portrayal! it was NOT the actual projection in my mind but everyone told me it's good shots, so polite. i think it's shite.

i tried out a lot of different approaches in photography to get prepare for my solo backpacking trip.
to Krabi i go!

Long exposure Minimalist landscape
Street Photography
 Visual Mass Concept
 first trial on Landscape panning.
Street photography

 Visual Mass effect
 Long exposure landscape
 Landscape panning

the very next day i got back from Krabi, i got my fourth analogue camera! A rangefinder!

"Within the Chronicles' Frame" just in time published before X'mas!

a Crazy X'mas! i meet new friends, the Khoo family invited me for lunch! and i shake hand with Hebe!!! love+!

and i celebrated the BenWahFür day! 

an exciting 2010 for me, i tried different approaches of photography and that was really cool. that's my crafts, painted with light, slivers of time. then, i quit photography on early 2011. It was random but that's me. 

peace out.