Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Living Memory

At a corner of an ice shop in Tamsui Old Street, the shop evolved from a primitive mobile kiosk selling the exactly same snacks in the 50’s – exhibiting in the picture attached to the wall.
Not sure how it started but many visitors left their name, remarks on the wall, all adding up the historical significance of the place.

Tamsui, Taiwan, 2012

Recent portrait of Ko Sichi

Shot during my recent visit to Ko at his Ko Studio in Tamsui, Taiwan.
Taken with SONY NEX-7 + E 3.5-5.6/18-55 OSS, the built-in flash burst of the ceiling created a natural balance fill of this close up portrait of Master Ko.

Tamsui, Taiwan, 2012

Size and quantity of pixels

The photography world has long been in discussion and debate over the importance of individual pixel performance and the number of pixels and it only gets further heated after two of the most influential rivals – Canon and Nikon introduce their popular pro model in February, Canon 5DIII and Nikon D800/D800E respectively. As it is not interesting enough, with Canon fabricates most of its own DLSR sensors, SONY has been the prime supplier for the sensors found on most Nikon, and notably, the one on D800/D800E, with SONY itself eyeing to increase its share in the higher profile DSLR market, will continue to heat up the discussion.
I use all the systems, and in many ways aware of limitation of each of the sensor capabilities, and there is no quick answer, and may be there will not be a final answer as there are too many kinds of photography, situations of photography, that may need many different specification of sensor designs.  It is all good for the consumers.
Photo taken at Tian Mu, Taipei, on a building of American School in Taiwan under construction, with Nikon D800E, AF-S Nikkor 24-70/2.8G ED.
Taipei, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Steps on a journey

Difference between man and camel may be that the man looks for only the destination while the camel only the step ahead.

Badain Jaran, Inner Mongolia, 2011

Yesterday and today

Ever since its invention back in 1826 by Frenchman Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, photography has always been an art of involving science and practice, however, the fact that the image is the reflection mind of the photographer has not changed much which we continue to observe photographers around the world still using the most primitive way to create image in modern implementation or the latest digital offering to create vintage impressions…..or just anything.
The tool can be varied, continue evolved, but human’s mind and emotion hardly change from time to another.

Bangkok, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Collage of recent shots for fashion label, September.

Bangkok, 2012