Of Naked Lunches, BKK Shopping Malls, and the Fuji X.

I am still enjoying the Fuji XE2 mirrorless camera immensely, and am considering some primes for it. The lenses I fancy are the 23mm, the 35mm, and the 56mm - a cracking portrait lens. I have had a great run so far with the 18-55mm kit lens, which is justifiably lauded by many.

I am planning to use the Fuji over Xmas and New Year on my 'Shopping Mall' project in Thailand. Ideally I hope that I can eventually exhibit the images at Siam Paragon store, or related, or the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre.

Left - Solitary Lunch in Melbourne. Right - The Escalator, Bangkok.

Bangkok - Hyper Real Colour Technique.

I have come up with a new technique, for me at least, that is giving me really great, hyped colour and texture in my photos. It suits Bangkok perfectly, and is the kind of look I was seeking, without knowing it. It is inspiring me to hit the streets and do a tonne of pics. Am I going to divulge how I am achieving this look...? No, I usually give away my secrets far too freely, so for the moment I am hanging on to this one.

Photos: Grids, Patterns, Geometry, and Repetition, Bangkok.

I have recently being seeing patterns and repeated shapes in the (urban) landscape. Usually I capture them with my iPhone as that's all I have on me at that moment, but on rare occasions I have a camera handy, such as below.

These images were shot in Bangkok. On the left an architectural shot at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), and on the right an ad for face whitening.

Below is a further shot of an exhibition space at BACC. I really enjoyed this work by a Polish artist, whose name i did not get a chance to note down.

There are more of my 'pattern' shots HERE.