We do not tell stories about the subject

This photo centres around a single facial expression and builds a whole story around it. It is powerful because the emotion is very recognizable and captured succinctly. The thing about facial expressions is that it mostly happens in a split second. And so we value the work of photographers like these to immortalize a single, […]

Singapore, seldom seen

Somewhere in Hougang heartlands, rows and rows of nondescript high-rise flats house the working class of Singapore and a community of forgotten old people whiling away a morning and an afternoon. Everyday. Nothing’s on. Their lives are an antithesis of bustling business centres, teeming shopping malls, an overly bright cityscape and busy executives who walk […]

Tombkeeper

I found this charming old man resting on a tomb in one of Singapore’s few remaining cemeteries. (Most Singaporeans are cremated because in a country where living people are already walking over one another, you don’t get horizontal space when you stop breathing.) He’s the oldest in a group of tombkeepers who continue this forgotten, […]

Sigur Ros, Fort Canning Singapore 2012

A complete otherworldly experience. The psychedelic lights, the whimsical moving screen and the ethereal sounds. And the most defining moment of the night – rain at the encore, that stopped when the music stopped. Even the skies conspired. The kind of sublime reaction Sigur Ros inspired: An intimate moment of post-Sigur Ros bliss (that i […]