Lomography Singapore outing: JUMP!


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Lomography Singapore

Lomography Singapore

The crew was invit­ed to cov­er the inau­gur­al Lomog­ra­phy Sin­ga­pore out­ing, a casu­al and spon­ta­neous event to cel­e­brate the open­ing of Lomography’s Gallery Store in Sin­ga­pore.

Lomo­g­ra­phers were split into groups and giv­en LomoMis­sions to com­plete – all themed JUMP! Though the rain was ever present, par­tic­i­pants were all insane­ly cre­ative with their shots.

Lomography Singapore

Lomography Singapore

Lomography Singapore

Lomography Singapore

Lomog­ra­phy pho­tog­ra­phers are real­ly a grow­ing com­mu­ni­ty in Sin­ga­pore. Some may call it a trend or a fad of our gen­er­a­tion, but at least we know that our inter­pre­ta­tion of it IS some­thing our gen­er­a­tion can call its own.

The irrev­er­ence and care­free nature of what the pros would called ‘pseu­do’ pho­tog­ra­phy is just a small part of how we have come to define our­selves. We may not be pro­fes­sion­al or know one par­tic­u­lar field at the back of our hands, but some­thing about how we have grown up and what we are exposed to as the Inter­net gen­er­a­tion has real­ly led us to impro­vise, learn and be inspired by more art forms and cre­ative work than pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions have ever had the priv­i­lege to.

Lomography Singapore

Lomography Singapore

Lomography Singapore

Call us (the cre­atives of this gen­er­a­tion) an ama­teur hodge­podge of art forms if you’d like, but give us some time to refine our craft. I’m sure some­day when we’re a whole lot bet­ter at what we do, we’ll have the inspi­ra­tions of our youths to thank. 🙂

I know this is only very vague­ly relat­ed to Lomog­ra­phy, but think­ing about the whole ‘elit­ist-pro­fes­sion­al’ vs. ‘indie-ama­teur’ deba­cle and how some choose to define and iso­late the two often leaves a young cre­ative con­fud­dled. Some of us are tech­ni­cal gods, oth­ers are bet­ter sto­ry­tellers… Can we all just get along and help each oth­er cre­ate the impor­tant things that mat­ter? (Like peo­ple, his­to­ry, places… Of course, being biased here, because these are the things that are impor­tant to us.)

Oh well.

Thanks Meer­ly and Shuyun (of Lomog­ra­phy Sin­ga­pore) for invit­ing us to cap­ture this slice of Sin­ga­pore­an exu­ber­ance. In case you don’t know it yet, we’re going to have our very own Lomog­ra­phy Gallery Store real­ly soon. I remem­ber trav­el­ing in Europe and being real­ly excit­ed when­ev­er I came across the stores. (Because they were col­or­ful and shiny and one such as myself grav­i­tates mag­net­i­cal­ly to such.)

For more pho­tos of JUMP!, do vis­it our Flickr page here.

Lomography Singapore


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  • Amanda Silver

    December 1, 2011

    you’ve achieved some awsome cre­ations: not so nat­ur­al and active! con­grats… you say you haven’t been pro­fes­sion­al but do you have any idea how many pho­tog­ra­phers are look­ing for instances like these in their pho­tos?

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  • Amanda Silver

    December 1, 2011

    I’ve made a mis­take in my last com­ment: “not” word should dis­a­pear from there… its place is NOT in front of “so nat­ur­al and active”!! sor­ry

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