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Street Fashion - Singapore City

I took the chance to do some fashion shootings during my travels to Singapore.

Weekend Knack magazine , Nikon and PGAV Photo Gallery in Brussels wrote out a nationwide competition to all Belgian photographers (Weekend Photo Award #1) in June 2008. The winning prizes were big and the recognition even bigger. The theme was street fashion, which seems simple at first, but has many possible interpretations.

I decided to take my Lomo LCA equipped with a Colorsplash flash out on the town and shoot people on the streets of Singapore City (where I was on holiday at the time). The concept was to consistently double expose street textures and lines over fashionably dressed people that caught my eye on the street; allowing the street arrows, lines and textures to be physically present in the clothes. The idea was to melt the clothes and the street into a single frame that represented my vision on street fashion.

The pictures have a voyeuristic and almost paparazzi feel to them. It’s the feeling we are all daily confronted with when living in a big city. Interestingly some of the people seem to evoke a victimized expression, as if they were reluctantly dependent on their materialistic possessions. The people photographed are wearing new, spotless designer clothes as if they were on a real fashion shoot. The women have an allure reminiscent of mass media advertising. To which extent has consumption, mass media, capitalism and public perception changed the urban landscape of South-East Asia and its ever-growing cities?

My work was selected as one of the nine finalists being the only analogue entry! A selection was exhibited at the Photo Gallery in Brussels (10/2008).

written by maxpinckers

22 comments

  1. vstephanie

    vstephanie

    these shots are sick!

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  2. comezone

    comezone

    congrats! im glad about the fact of being the only analogue finalist. great gallery! excellent theme to combine and so is the execution.
    in order of likeness: 7, 6, 12, 13 are my favorites. cheers!

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  3. vicuna

    vicuna

    Great idea and fantastic shots! Congrats Max!! :)

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  4. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    A great idea accomplished. Big pat on the back to you.

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  5. thaiseb

    thaiseb

    Great analogue pics, and the #10 is excellent !

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  6. sumlom

    sumlom

    i really like the idea! congrats!

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  7. mattcharnock

    mattcharnock

    Congrats dude! Great album too!

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  8. maxpinckers

    maxpinckers

    Thanks guys!!

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  9. graefin

    graefin

    The doubles are so wonderful! Your idea was great!

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  10. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    Simply Fabulous!

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  11. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    really great shots!!!!

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  12. anelfandhiszippo

    anelfandhiszippo

    Cool gallery, 6 & 13 are my favourites I like the arrows pointing.

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  13. u-t-e

    u-t-e

    Fantastic indeed!!! I love the shots!! The idea is great!!

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  14. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    wow great work! congratz

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  15. wil6ka

    wil6ka

    hot!

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  16. vickiegonzalez

    vickiegonzalez

    :D

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  17. ndroo

    ndroo

    Great work!

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  18. quaisoir

    quaisoir

    nice work....pretty creative!

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  19. eyecon

    eyecon

    Super great work - you are really talented!

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  20. fash_on

    fash_on

    great idea, great shots :)

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  21. ashankar

    Great concept which is very well executed! Three Cheers.
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  22. esterch

    esterch

    Nice photos :)

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