Film diary series is a project to showcase a roll of film shot on one camera in the same day.
Location: Little India, Singapore
Camera: Leica M6
Lens: Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art lens
Film: Kodak Color Plus 200
Developed & scanned by: Triple D Singapore
I received an invite from Lomography Asia for collaboration where they sent me a lens of my choice to play with.
Little India in Singapore is one of the common places for photography due to the colourful nature of Indian culture. It’s a good place to do street too because there are always many people, tourists and locals alike, shopping and sight-seeing.
I went there after attending work-related conference so I only had 1-2 hours before the sun was set. As I am a natural film spammer, which is not a good thing, 1-2 hours was sufficient for me to finish a roll.
Keeper rate? Let’s see.
I feel that Little India is really a place for colour photography. Their buildings are colourful, costumes are colourful, food are colourful, even the products are arranged as if they are selling crayons.
There was once I came here with only black & white films and I regretted almost all the times.
Since I always take photos of people and don’t have many photos of myself, I get excited when I see a mirror, even though I hide my face behind the camera.
The photo on top is my favourite of the day. Maybe because I knew the situation behind this shot.
The elderly (the tiny figure at the window) caught my eyes when I was roaming from Little India towards Jalan Besar. So I stood opposite her block and observed her for quite some times.
All the while she was just by the window and watched every passing people and vehicles. I could sense her loneliness and I wonder if she has difficulty with mobility.
Anyway then I thought this photo would make a nice story but I needed some “cherry on top”.
It took me a while for the perfect moment where there was only one bicycle passing without any cars or people walking into my frame.
Well, the photo turns out quite different from my envision probably because the elderly ended up looking so tiny.
Ok, that’s it for series #5. I had more photos but they are just random photos of fruits and vegetables in Little India which is boring, I wonder why I even clicked the shutter.
Overall, I think this Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art lens gives lots of distortion. That’s so Lomography. Nonetheless, I am very impressed about the pancake-sized.
Film Diary Series:
- #1: Kodak Tri-X 400 on Leica M6
- #2: Tudorcolor XLX 200 on Leica M6
- #3: Ilford Delta 400 on Leica M6
- #4: Ilford FP4 Plus 125 on Yashica T5D