Olympus XA 3

Sometimes, it is a pain when you realize that what you have is actually good enough.

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Sad is the man who realizes he does not have a good excuse to buy another camera.

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What happens if you’re already happy with your Olympus XA 2 as a street camera?

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You go out and buy an Olympus XA 3, of course.

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It’s the same difference.

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There’re differences between a Olympus XA 2 and XA 3, of course.

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What this also means is that I could go out with 2 different films.

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One could be loaded with a colour film and the other with a b/w film.

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Or they could have films of different ISOs.

Ah – the joys of street photography.

Camera: Olympus XA 3

Film: Kodak UltraMax 400

Some more Shamshuipo

I’m still walking around…

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The streets are exhibitions waiting to speak.

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What would the stall say?

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What’s he thinking about?

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We’re all concealed by what we buy and sell.

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We all buy and sell.

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We’re all waiting.

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Until it’s all meat…

Camera: Olympus XA2

Film: Ilford XP2 400

Walking Around

I have so many posts of the street markets at Shamshuipo.

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My only excuse is that things are always changing, and the streets are never the same from hour to hour.

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I’d wonder about the kind of life stories people have.

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What would we say, if we have had a chance to speak about ourselves to one another?

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I’m the guy with the camera who thinks too much.

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While someone else is having his siesta.

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The streets are so busy.

Camera: Olympus XA2

Film: Ilford XP2 400

Singapore’s Chinatown in Colour

Chinatown!

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Having lunch.

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Looks yummy.

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This is also a space of commodity.

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Though people do live and make a living here.

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Tiong Bahru Pao!

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Colourful drinks stall.

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Yummy hawker food!

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Touristy stalls.

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Waiting for Tintin.

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Ice cream with biscuit!

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Another tourist souvenir stall.

Camera: Olympus XA2

Film: Agfa Vista 400

Singapore’s Little India in B/W

These are b/w street photographs of Little India.

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Think of these as a nod towards Aik Beng Chia’s work on Little India.

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Check out his excellent work Tonight the Streets Are Ours here and here.

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There’s definitely a strong sense of community here.

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People are always in touch with one another.

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Scenes of friendship.

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Street scenes.

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Joy of the streets.

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The streets are institutionalized and framed.

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That doesn’t mean we should stop searching and looking.

Camera: Olympus XA2

Film: Ilford XP2 400

 

Singapore Street Photography

These are various snapshots in Singapore, with no particular order or theme in mind.

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Though I must confess a significant number of images have to do with food…

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He’s eating.

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He’s texting.

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He’s working really hard.

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He’s buying.

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I’m buying.

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I’m buying some more.

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These, I suppose, make up part of what Singapore is.

Camera: Olympus XA2

Film: Ilford XP2

Raffles Place Lunchtime

That’s the courtyard between the 2 main exits of Raffles Place MRT station.

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Lunchtime – that funny, in-between time that is part-leisure, part-work, part-consumption.

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People relaxing.

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Waiting.

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Posing.

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Catching up.

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Having a smoke break.

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All caught up and immersed in the ever-present, not too far away from a reminder from history, of how times have changed and will change again.

Thanks for reading!

Camera: Olympus XA2

Film: Ilford XP2