Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Ukranian

Finally had a chance to edit my shoot last weekend with Dayana from Ukraine, and my RFSG buddies. I have yet had a chance to process the films I used so in the meantime I'm trying the newly acquired Silver Efex Pro plug in for my Lightroom 3 to create a black & white film like effect. Its definitely interesting, but so far I still like how real B&W film look rather than a digital conversion. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 years on - Tribute in Light

Taken back in September 2005, the Tribute in Light from ground zero seen a few blocks away on Wall Street. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Film is great and all that but here's a draw back. It took me months to develop this roll as I got a few frames left and I was too busy to shoot. Classic problem that drove me away to shooting digital. But, its also cool to see good results after forgetting it for a while. We found this four siblings in Kathmandu, Nepal, when we were exploring a courtyard not far from our hotel in Thamel. Very friendly and curious as most kids are in Nepal, they were excited when my friend pull out some sweets.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Eva in Black on White

No matter how good digital black and white images are these days, nothing can replace the look of images on the good old silver halide based black and white film. I'm glad I got back into shooting film. Its not cheap or convenient, but sure worth all the trouble.

Sunday, June 05, 2011


Got the opportunity to shoot Eva, a sweet Belarusian, with friends from RFSG (rangefinder singapore) community. Combining window lighting and simple light set up to fill in the shadows can really do wonders.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Warm by the fire

A sandhu (holy man) trying to get a fire pit going to survive the chilly Kathmandu night in March.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Sandhu - holy men - Hundreds of sadhus have arrived in Kathmandu from India to take part in the Maha Shiva Ratri festival i at the Pashupatinath temple area on March 23, 2011. Nepalese government serves them free meals and hashish during the event.

Monday, March 21, 2011

In Uniform

The decade long civil war in Nepal started by Maoist insurgents to overthrow the monarchy left a deep still have its residue even years after its resolution in 2006. All around Kathmandu you will see heavy security presence of armed police and army units. Not all are scary looking dudes with sticks, shotguns or oversized FN FAL rifles though.