Am glad to be able to wake up the early morning and make my way to Serangoon Road to document the festival.
This year i approach my subject in a more subtle way, i try to stay invisible so i can observe and capture the type of image i want. I try to be less graphic too. As most people will naturally be put off by the poking of sharp steel rods and hooks into the flesh. Still prefer my images in colors, it show the vibrance and good spirit of the festival, as if my viewers are there watching it. Black and white can be quite intrusive if the post-processing is done badly, people might interpret it wrongly if viewing in the least artistic point of view.
Pictures to share from the witness of Thaipusam festival in Singapore.
For more check out the gallery.
This year Thaipusam festival falls on 17 Jan. In case you are unclear what it is. It is a symbolic Hindu event celebrated by the Tamil community in Singapore. It is an annual procession by Hindu devotees seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks. Public can witness the event starting at Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple along Serangoon Road to Sri Thendayuthapani Temple on Tank Road. The festival is a visual spectacle and it often brings traffic in the city centre to a standstill, with a colourful procession full of chanting and dizzying rhythms of Indian drums.
I documented the Thaipusam Festival back in 2011. It was my first trip to witness the festival, and i would say it was amazing.
You can check out more of my mind blowing picture in this photo gallery
Light energy flowing in darkness. Using a Fujifilm X10 point and shoot camera to capture this series.
If anyone is interested in a 12x8in print to put it up in home or office do let me know.
The trip to Hong Kong in May 2013 was quite a surreal experience. With the fog clouding in the city, hardly able to admire the cityscape with wonder. It was a different experience from the usual trip. Since most of the places i visited were foggy. Pondering how to turn this disadvantage situation into a winning situation for me. New idea pounce in quickly, i started to capture a series of foggy images which portrays a surreal feeling. A situation where the local people are inhabitable to the surrounding.
One of the biggest challenge of a travel photographer is working on a bad weather condition. Cruel to be true, but one have to turn crisis into a opportunity in order to keep myself motivated to capture interesting images. You can check out the rest of the Foggy Hong Kong .