Little India - Singapore

A riot of colour greats the eye as you step off the bus at Bukit Timah Rd just north of downtown Singapore. Certainly not a fake tourist inspired "Little Whatever" - this place is about as close as you could get to an authentic Indian outpost.

I take my hat off to Alex Webb - one of my all time favorite photographers. His ability to create compositional harmony from the chaos of the street is second to none. Light and shade, colour, negative space and an uncanny eye for linking foreground and background elements are the hallmarks of Alex's work.  Although I'm looking at the architecture his work was certainly knocking around my head as I wandered the streets of Little India.

Life on the Helix Bridge

The Helix Bridge in Singapore was designed by Cox Architecture and opened in early 2010. With a design inspired by the DNA Double Helix it completes the walkway around Marina Bay which has rapidly become the focus of tourism in Singapore.

For this shoot I decided to look not only at the architecture but also the people using the bridge and waterfront areas adjacent to it . Runners, tourists, maintenance workers, Buddhist Monks, artists ...

Lots more to come in the next few weeks from my time shooting in Singapore.

Chasing The Light

There is no doubt about it that the language of photography is an expression of light and how it shapes the things around us. For me the greatest of light of all is that full on afternoon sun striking the side of a building with a dark brooding sky in the background. Its a look that drew me into photography in the first place. I came across this a few weeks back on my way home from an exhausting shoot for a client. Although I was desperate to get home there was no way I was going to miss this opportunity. Taking off on foot through the city with trusty tilt shift and nifty fifty (Canon 24mm tilt shift + 5ds) I captured these images within the space of about 30 minutes before the clouds closed in and my day was over.

Townsville Recreational Boating Park

A recent shoot for DotDash - The Wayfinders

My mission - to capture the signage and "wayfinding" designed by DotDash from Brisbane. Their concept in part is based on International maritime signal and semaphore flags.

I always love a shoot that I can pick my times of day and make several visits to a project to capture the various moods and light. Of course this one was pretty easy to accomplish as the boating park is about 5 minutes drive from my home. There weren't as many boaties around as I was hoping for so I needed Amelia's help with her Mazda to provide the car tail lights in the carpark at just the right time.