Having abandoned for more than a 100 years, what we saw it however in half its glory, as the bulldozers razed it for a yet-unknown development.
With sun overhead and air crackling dry, we slipped past the giant gates at Tyersall Avenue, entering a mysterious leaf-strewn path leading seemingly to nowhere. We walked for ten minutes along the longest driveway we had ever come across, and stumbled upon what we would later find out to be Istana Woodneuk, an uninhabited palace of genuine intrigue – and a powerful metaphor for the green awakening of Singapore.
For the little history, this house was first built in 1854, and was known as “Tyersall House”. In 1860, a Malay sultan took over the property and the house was demolished. The new house, Istana Woodneuk (“istana” means “palace” in Malay) was built in 1890 and completed 2 years later. In 1905, it was badly burnt because of faulty electrical wiring. This house has been abandoned since 1907.
The legendary couple in performance art, Marina Abramović and Ulay, lived together for 12 years and pioneered the art as a duo; however, Marina remains the more prominent in the field. Get to know her other half, Frank Uwe Laysiepen, better known as "Ulay".
Have you ever imagined what it feels like to shoot with a 100-year-old camera? In the past four months, I have been shooting hundreds of photos with a Contessa Nettel Tessco. I don't know when was the last time its previous owner shot pictures with it. Perhaps 20 to 30 years ago?
Whenever we take photographs of places, destinations and unfamiliar scenes traveled, often we portray them to be grand and fantastically scenic. In the travelogue of Lorena Lohr, however, she approaches a strict yet candid approach that makes traveling more pensive and meditative.
Always have the right prime at the right time with the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System Deluxe Bundle! This package contains a Lens Base, four fantastic prime lenses - 15, 35, 50 and 80mm together with four filters to take your shots to the next level. This bundle is available for Nikon and Canon mounts!
The 1960's saw the rise and popularity of half-frame cameras, a trend that came mainly from Japan thanks to the Olympus pen models. They were very compact and cost-efficient, as each film exposure would have two separate images. Here, photographer Eric Bergeron rediscovers the half-frame.
WeeklyImogen is more than a photography Youtube Channel. Their content is mostly composed of photographic tips, tutorials, behind the scenes of photoshoots, as well as product reviews. We sent them our Lomography Petzval 85 Art Lens and here is what they had to say.
The social landscape continues to change and complicate. Photography becomes more involved now than ever as it takes an active role in society. We study the role of photography and the photographer in being part of the human story.
Photography as a medium evolved more than just as a way of documenting and capturing real life. It became an avenue for creation and release of fiction. In Erika Zolli's photography, she translates her cognitions into surreal images.
As more people develop refined tastes in film and cinema, many filmmakers have been upping up their game to become the best among the rest. Here's a roundup of 2016's best films, paired through graphic match cuts.
In the field of arts as a photographer and writer, Indonesia-based and Manila-born Mark Chaves photographs Singapore on 35mm film with a theme that is the opposite of what the city state stands for — chaos.