Valley and Church in a Faraway Land

Mid-2024 Projects

In just a few weeks, I will be setting off for my next photo adventure, in some faraway lands known for its picturesque valleys and wonderful wine.  A mouth-watering assortment of dumplings. Source – AI-generated imagery. Stay tuned for updates! Disclosure: All images used in this post were created with generative A.I..

Kuala Lumpur Heatwave - AI Depiction

Heatwave

The heat is upon us – and it’s unforgiving as much as it is relentless. Some schools in the region had even been forced to close, given the dangerously high temperatures that have engulfed some metropolitan areas in the Southeast Asian region. Sweltering Heat in Southeast Asia – Image Generated with Microsoft Copilot Designer. Describing the …

Experimenting with Instant Photography

In a previous article, I briefly discussed why analog photography is seeing somewhat of a resurgence among the younger crowd. The allure of analog photography may be due to both the aesthetics of the resulting images, as well as the anticipation (or excitement!) of not knowing how your images will turn out. After some deliberation, I …

Does Timing and Luck Matter in Photography?

As photographers, we are constantly on the prowl for that decisive moment. But like most things in life, I believe that there is an element of “luck” – or to put it simply, circumstances that can affect how our photos turn out to be. For example, it is not always possible to predict the weather or lighting conditions …

One-Step Photography in the Digital Age

“One-step photography” was a concept introduced by the inventor of the Polaroid Land Camera, Edwin H. Land. During a 1947 meeting of the Optical Society of America in New York, he demonstrated how it was possible to produce a fully-developed portrait of himself in just under a minute – a feat of engineering in those …

My View on Mobile Photography in 2023

It is difficult not to overstate the impact that mobile devices have on photography in general. Gone are the days when the casual tourist would whip out a compact camera for the usual holiday snaps. It its place, our phones have become the “de facto” camera for just about anything on the go, and conventional …

A Visual Approach to Storytelling?

I am pleased to announce the launching of a new series of short-form documentary pieces: Picture Stories. I am deeply passionate about my travels and experiences abroad, so I make it my focus (no pun intended) to capture from these lands, far and near, pictures of treasured memories and moments long gone. The centrepiece of …

Capturing Healing Moments: The Therapeutic Benefits of Photography

From providing an avenue for self-expression to promoting mindfulness and fostering emotional well-being, the act of capturing images can be a powerful tool for healing and personal growth. Photography as a creative endeavor is often celebrated for its ability to capture and freeze precious moments in time. Beyond its artistic and creative aspects, what is …

Preserving Memories: Why Prints Still Matter

In an age dominated by smartphones and digital imaging, it has become easier than ever to capture precious moments. With this convenience, oftentimes the countless photos that we snap are consigned to the virtual abyss of our devices and cloud storage, and are unlikely to be seen again. It must be noted however, that there …