Thursday, September 29, 2011

Made For Japan

Friday, 11 March 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake followed by a devastating tsunami hit the Japanese territory.Almost 16,500 people died. More than 4.700 are missing.More than 112.000 buildings were destroyed.The island of Honshu was moved 8 feet eastward. Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant suffers a meltdown.The economic losses are estimated at 183 billion dollars.

MADE FOR JAPAN is a project by Citypulse, conducted by Toshihiro Oshima and aimed to help the Japanese people to heal their wounds.

It is composed by 12 Volumes created by 11 artists, 9 of them Japanese and 2 Spanish photographers specially invited to the project.

Starting August 11th, exactly 5 months after the earthquake, we will launch regularly new volumes until complete the full series.

All the profits will go to the Japanese Red Cross to be applied in the reconstruction labors. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Awaken By Colours

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All work and no play make a photographer dull. For those of you who have been following me, you know I have not gone out to the streets for a while. I love street photography. Somehow I became bogged down by work. Pile after pile of photos from different assignments awaiting me every time I walk into my home studio and turn on my pc. I am not complaining here and I thank God for every paying jobs I got especially looking at the ever increasing competition in this industry. But today I told myself I need a break from this routine. Awaken by the photos of Saul Leiter, I stepped out of my house at 6:30 am and drove to an old familiar place - Petaling Street. Above are some of the photos taken from this morning. Click here to view more photos.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The New 1

The Nikon V1
Photo by DPReview

Received a phone call from a photographer friend just a few minutes ago. "Nikon has just announced their mirror-less camera!" hearing the excited voice on the other side of the line. "But..." My heart sank a little when I heard that 'but'. I was looking forward to what Nikon would offer when they enter the mirror-less 'game'. Finally the wait is over. You can read the announcement here and a short hands on preview by IPA here. Reading the announcement and preview, I echoed what my friend felt. I don't think its an ugly camera. To be honest I like its simplistic boxy design (somehow I always prefer classic boxy design like the IBM Thinkpads and old film cameras). And the specs are really something to shout about minus the small sensor size. Fast AF, 10 FPS, excellent EVF and full HD 1080p movies. My biggest and only significant complain would the small sensor. If Sony and Samsung can fit an APS-C sensor into small compact bodies, why can't Nikon. That baffles me. There's a short write-up on DP Review on the reason why Nikon opted for a 2.7x (CX) crop sensor. Not convincing enough for me.I guess I'll be keeping my Samsung NX100 with the excellent 30mm f2 after all.  Sorry Nikon, not this time.

Alvin + Martina AD Moment

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Thursday, September 15, 2011