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Canon 5D Mark III Photography Adventure

A photography adventure with the Canon 5D Mark III, a one week adventure that brought me a mini success story of photography recognition. Not only was I admiring the beauty of the excellent state of the art modern technology Full Frame Digic 5+ sensor, I had a great time testing and reviewing the Canon 5D Mark III in of the rehearsals during the Singapore Arts Festival 2012 and Gardens By The Bay Preview.

How was my experience during the Canon 5D Mark III photography adventure? It was simply awesome and great fun to test/play/review one of the latest Canon DSLRs in their line-up. Here’s a quick look into the technical specifications of the Canon 5D Mark III –

EOS 5D Mark III Specifications Summary:

  • Dimensions: 152 x 116.4 x 76.4mm
  • Weight: 860g (body only)
  • Image sensor: 22.3 effective mega-pixel 36 x 24mm CMOS sensor
  • Imaging processor: DIGIC 5+
  • ISO speeds: 100-25600 (expandable to L:50, H:51200, H2: 102400)
  • AF system: 61-point high-density reticular AF system

– Max 41 cross-type sensors

– Central 5 points: Diagonal cross-type sensors

  • Continuous shooting speed:  up to 6 fps
  • Release time lag: approx. 59 ms
  • Viewfinder: Approx 100% coverage, 0.71x magnification, 21mm eyepoint
  • LCD: 3.2”, 1.04 million dots Clear View LCD II
  • Shutter durability: 150,000 cycles
  • Recording media: CF + SD
  • Battery: LP-E6

Here’s my personal thoughts and views during my photography adventure with the Canon 5D Mark III –


  • Excellent state of the art modern technology Digic 5+ sensor
  • Full Frame
  • 22.1 Megapixels
  • In built HDR (High Dynamic Range) Shooting
  • 61-point High-Density Reticular AF System found in Canon’s flagship EOS-1D X
  • High native ISO sensitivity of up to 25,600 (expandable up to ISO 102,400)
  • Detailed and informative LCD Monitor from the new 3.2” tempered glass 1.04 million dot Clear View LCD II monitor with a wide 3:2 aspect ratio
  • Multiple Exposures function and capabilities
  • ISO at 100 is “very sweet” and very beautiful to work with
  • ISO 25,600 on the5D Mark III is equivalent to an image taken at ISO 6,400 on the 5D Mark II, a two-stop improvement.
  • You can use both SD and CF cards (best of both worlds)
  • Professional filmmaking functionality


  • Pricing is on the high side and might not suit everybody’s budget
  • For photographers who are very familiar with APS-C sensor (1.6x crop factor), the full frame sensor of 5D Mark III might be a bit challenging during the initial stages
  • ISO at 25,600 is a bit grainy and the acceptability would depend on individual preferences and shooting requirements
  • The 61-point High-Density Reticular AF System is not as fast compared to the Canon EOS-1DX (in my personal opinion since I tested both DSLRs)
  • While the functions and controls of the Canon 5D Mark III are state of the art technology, there are times whereby too much technology hinders your photography or helps you in your photography

The Canon 5D Mark III is a very beautiful and powerful DSLR with great functions packed inside it. With state of the art modern Digic 5+ sensor and it’s full frame, this is like going back to the good old film days of the 35mm format. Armed with high megapixels and on a full frame, you are going to get a lot more details and information for your photograph. The Canon 5D Mark III suits both professional and advanced amateur photographers as well as independent filmmakers. I am not a filmmaker and I hardly do video recording on the DSLR therefore, I wasn’t able to test the professional filmmaking functionality of the Canon 5D Mark III and share with my readers here. The full frame of the Canon 5D Mark III makes it really sweet and lovely for travel lovers because we don’t need to take a few steps back to capture the whole landscape image (as compared to a APS-C sensor camera).

The Canon 5D Mark III was loaned to me for a one week review, courtesy of the special arrangement by Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. Thank you very much for this wonderful arrangement that gave me an opportunity to test and try it out during the one week stint. This Canon 5D Mark III review post had been backlogged for a while due to work and commitments, my sincere apologies for the delay. It was with great pride and honour that one of my photographs selected for Gardens By The Bay Roving Photography Exhibition and Official Opening was taken using the Canon 5D Mark III that was on loan during that period! That’s my photograph below that was selected for Gardens By The Bay Roving Photography Exhibition and Official Opening!

I had a great time photographing with the Canon 5D Mark III and here are some of my photographs taken –

The Canon 5D Mark III will be an awesome DSLR especially for those who have started off in the entry level DSLRs and planning to upgrade to the next level in their photography adventure. It’s ideal for portrait, product, landscape and architecture photography, as a main DSLR or a back up DSLR and even as a replacement DSLR for some photographers out there. It’s definitely a worthy consideration to own this beautiful Canon 5D Mark III especially if it meets your needs and demands in your daily photography work and usage.

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Singapore Arts Festival 2012 ~ Dream Country – A Lost Monologue

Watching a monologue performance in the open night, a journey into a realm of dreaming and hope. The Dream Country – A Lost Monologue was inspired by Dream Country, a monologue written by Malaysian playwright Leow Puay Tin, the dance is about birth, life and death. While the monologue is not lost, it lives on in the dance.

With 35 performers and 35 urns, they were engaged in their own process of discovery, finding their own monologue, their stories and journeys. In their remarkable monologue performance in the outdoors at the Esplanade Park, with the beautiful Singapore’s modern skyline as a backdrop, we were brought into the performers world together to dream and discover our own stories, journeys and monologue. The performance in monologue was rich and invoking, mesmerising and intriguing. The thoughts, feelings and emotions inside us watching them in action, in search of of our own.

If you like to know more about the Mastermind behind Dream Country – A Lost Monologue, they can be found here on the Singapore Arts Festival 2012 – Dream Country – A Lost Monologue event page. Upon the end of the Lost Monologue, a warm and rousing applause was awarded to the remarkable performers who brought to all of us watching a memorable outdoor arts performance at the Singapore Arts Festival 2012. Check out my photographs of Dream Country – A Lost Monologue on Flickr!

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Singapore Arts Festival 2012 – T’ang Quartert

A night of an outdoor beautiful musical performance wowing and mesmerising the crowds with a series of folk songs melody that touches the Singapore Heartlanders hearts and souls so deeply, bringing us back to an era of simpler days of the early Singapore. This  night stays in our vivid memories that happened on 26th May at the Singapore Arts Festival 2012, performed by the wonderful and extremely talented T’ang Quartert performing at the Singapore Arts Festival 2012.

The songs they played, brought us back in time, T’ang Quartert presented their magical performance to us, their music inspired by folk songs that reflect on the theme Our Lost Poems, recalling Singapore from a simpler era. It was so beautiful and mesmerising that many a times, I stopped and listened to them instead of taking photographs! The songs they played, invoked memories for different people of different generations, I grew up listening to the songs shown on the drama series during my primary school days. Some of the songs performed were the medleys of xinyao and themes from old Chinese TV series such as Kopi-O, something that I can closely relate to, during my growing up years from a kid to teenager.

Stories from CK and Jerome, their great sharing on T’ang Quartert performance, shows how powerful and awesome T’ang Quartert were during Singapore Arts Festival 2012 with their beautiful musical performances.

– CK Ng ~ An Evening of Nostalgia with the T’ang Quartert

– Jerome Lim ~ Strings to a forgotten time

During the performance CK recorded some of T’ang Quartert and sit back, relax, watch the performance by T’ang Quartert and be blown away by the aura and charisma along with the beautiful musical melodies. T’ang Quartert has a Facebook site too, check them out here on FaceBook and also on YouTube! Here’s my photos of T’ang Quartert performing during Singapore Arts Festival 2012 on Flickr !

Video Source : CK Ng

Video Source : CK Ng

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Singapore Arts Festival 2012 – OPEN STUDIO 2012 FEATURING SONGBIRD

Singapore Arts Festival 2012 closed with a big bang on the 2nd of June 2012, bringing the curtains to a great arts performances festivals that draws great crowds and participation, giving us many wonderful memories to bring back home and eagerly waiting for the next Singapore Arts Festival. There were some performances that I photographed and documented, yet wasn’t able to write it down here, even though the Singapore Arts Festival 2012 is already over, I will let my photojournalistic coverage and photos leave a greater memory down for the future Singapore Arts Festivals ! The flow of my photos here on Flickr would help you through my photojournalistic story telling …

共作室 OPEN STUDIO 2012 FEATURING SONGBIRD – This is an arts performance that combines and optimises modern information technology and gadgets, giving us the participants, a journey/walk into a drama/adventure that comprises of beautiful music, singing, the story of a very beautiful and talented singer that went missing, while the fans were waiting for her singing debut, the glamorous and mysterious Feist.

With the aid of an iPhone App, GPS, Maps and your headphones plugged into your ears, the participants like myself arrived at the top of the Festival Village Cafe, waiting for the SongBird concert to start. Never did we realised that, it was a journey that opened up into the virtual and reality world of the SongBird, about her ambition to be a singer, the fans obsession with her, aspiration, love and what really happened to her. With videos, SMS and songs, I started walking the journey to search for SongBird, with the usage of the SongBird iPhone App, my journey begun, walking towards Fullerton Hotel Heritage Gallery for my first clue to where she could be. We were shown an art gallery exhibition of SongBird, her portraits, artwork and drawings, where was SongBird ? The clue was to continue to the next location with the scanning of the QR code and our Apple iPhone App will direct us, with directions, maps, songs, SMS.

The journey continued, interactive and intriguing, it’s like an unknown adventure, exploring and searching for Feist, where can she be? Walking towards Asian Civilisations Museum as directed by the SongBird App, I was asked to turn back and walk towards another location, what happened? Walking towards the Singapore River, where the Anderson Bridge on  the Singapore River is located, my destination was the concrete benches where more clues to SongBird were released, through the videos, SMS and songs. This was also a special time whereby the participants were treated to a local ice cream from the ice cream vendor nearby the Anderson Bridge! After a short rest, I continued the journey to search after scanning the QR code for the next set of clues and directions. It was very near, the long Lotus limousine behind the small road and I hopped inside, watching a video being played, yet no more details of SongBird were released and it only added on to the mysteries behind it!

As the journey continues into the unknown, I arrived at the SongBird press conference at Animus Music HQ, taking a self-photo and pasting it on the Press Pass, I was watching the press conference for SongBird. After I finished watching it, I left and was directed back to Esplanade Park, where the Old Old Tree was, the last location on this 1 hour journey adventure. Walking along St Andrew’s Road, in the dusk, watching SongBird’s video being played, it was around the same time and scene. Following the directions on the app, I returned to where I started at Singapore Arts Festival and found the Old Old Tree.

Under the Old Old Tree, I found the peace and tranquility, while SongBird was never seen in real person, the beautiful music, vidoes, songs had been accompanying me throughout this interesting and intriguing 1 hour journey in a quest to search for her.

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Singapore Arts Festival 2012 ~ XII – In Search of 13

This special arts performance at Singapore Arts Festival 2012, is probably very special and very unique, why is it so? In simple words, it’s simply Singaporean in heart, mind, soul, thoughts, ideologies, views and thinking of everything Singaporean, that maybe only Singaporeans can understand. This is the XII – In Search of 13.

The Search of 13 can be found at the wrestling ring, inside the Festival Village, with the backdrop of Merlion, Fullerton Hotel, Raffles Place and Esplanade surrounding it, where 12 contenders vie to be the ultimate national icon, amid a backdrop of myths, stories and drama where the Lim Bo Seng memorial stands. The match up is decided by you, the audience, who can vote for their icon to fight against the biggest icon on stage, the Merlion. YOUR VOTE IS SECRET !

Like any wrestling or a boxing match, there’s lots of hype and pre-action, with the hosts/emcees inviting the audience to come forward to the wrestling ring and watch the upcoming battle, to vote/choose an icon to fight against the Merlion. During the build up towards the fight between the heavyweights, issues were brought up, that were close to the heartlanders of Singapore, issues that modern Singaporeans faced in the era of modernisation and migration of different cultures and people from all over the world into Singapore. There were myths, current issues, happenings and things that were spread across during this very unique and special performance that will definitely hooked you to watch this “wrestling match” especially if you have been living in Singapore, simply because it touches your heart and hot buttons. What are some of the issues ? Here’s some – cooking curry and your neighbours, general election etc

This wonderful performance XII – In Search of 13 has 2 more shows, here are the details

Where : Wrestling Ring, Festival Village

Dates : 1st June 2012 and 2nd June 2012,

Performance Time : 7:00pm and 9:00pm on both days

Performance Duration : 60mins

DO NOT MISS this awesome, unique, special and so wonderful performance at the Singapore Arts Festival 2012 (especially if you are living in Singapore), for a great laugh, fun and the opportunity to see how this wrestling ring might fits into your daily life and thoughts. Do drop by and check out some of the photos here!

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Singapore Arts Festival 2012 – Bridge Cafe Project

If there is one performance that will make visitors to Singapore Arts Festival 2012 leaving with a hands on,  very fun and enjoyable live experience with the performers, the Bridge Cafe Project will definitely stands out in their own right, with their electrifying energy and enthusiasm in their performance, getting the visitors involved too!

Where can you find them, the Bridge Cafe Project ? Don’t worry, they can easily located in the heart of the Festival Village, the cafe where visitors drop by for a drink and snack. From 630pm to 930pm, be ready to be entertained by a good mix of young and old performers, dancing, singing and performing inside the cafe. It’s a fun place to be for all ages, including young children, easily accessible for everybody to be there.

I was there with my fellow photographers/bloggers friends and we all had a great time capturing their wonderful awesome performances over the period from 630pm to 930pm. They were getting the visitors involved too and it was great watching the young children dancing together with the Oyajis, like a grandparent dancing with their grandchild, the scene is priceless, filled with love, warmth and friendship.

The Bridge Cafe Project is so wonderful that I am encouraging my friends/readers to drop by the Singapore Arts Festival 2012, head to the Cafe at the Festival Village from 630pm to 930pm and be ready to be mesmerised by their energetic performances, dancing and enthusiasm. The Bridge Cafe Project is ongoing till the 2nd of June from 630pm to 930pm with performances happening at intervals. Check out the photographs of the Bridge Cafe Project here !

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Singapore Arts Festival 2012 – LAN FANG CHRONICLES 2012

Traveling along the MRT train tracks between Buona Vista MRT station and Commonwealth MRT station, I will never miss the sight of the cemetery beside the HDB blocks of Holland and Commonwealth area. It never occur to me that this location had a very strong history and heritage, representing the Hakka community in Singapore. This is the Ying Fo Hui Jun Ancestral Temple, dating back to 1887, by the Hakka clan, Ying Fo Fui Kun, as a burial ground for kinsmen from Jia Ying prefecture in Canton, China.

Today, as part of Singapore Arts Festival 2012, Ying Foh Kuan plays host to their Hakka roots and history chronicles – 兰芳记 Lan Fang Chronicles 2012 (Installation Performance) as part of the festival’s 2012 theme – Something Ancient – Something Lost – Something Hidden – Something New, representing the history and investigations of the 18th century Lan Fang Republic, founded by Hakka Chinese in West Borneo. The Lan Fang Republic was the first democratic republic in South East Asia, founded by Luo Fang Bo in 1777 and reigned for 107 years before the Dutch came in 1884, ending the Lan Fang Republic. The descendants fled across the region to other parts of South East Asia to Sumatra, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

This is something very special and unique, powerful, mesmerising, intriguing and mind blowing, through site specific performances of 5 different chapters comprising of recital pieces, live encounters and lecture performances within Ying Foh Kuan, the ideal location to understand and learn “Something Ancient, Something Lost, Something Hidden and Something New”, combining history, memories, facts, mixing it with fiction, myths, imagination and future interpolation, to reconstruct a story of what the Lan Fang Republic could have been via these chapters, like a jigsaw puzzle, putting all 5 different chapters together to create something for us to learn “Something New

Before we went into “classes” to learn about the  5 “Chapters”, we were given a short yet very interesting introduction and closing, the prologue and epilogue by Serene  Chen on the history of Lan Fang Chronicles and its origins, with videos, interviews, research, traveling and documentation.

– The Man Who Rode Crocodiles

Watching a documentary inspired by the poem written by Luo Fang Bo, the founder of Lan Fang Republic. It’s about a practice of exorcising the crocodiles that metamorphosis into different versions in the folklore culture today. It was quite an interesting documentary to watch!

– The De Groot Collection

A beautiful collection of artifacts, they are speculative and inspired by the works of Dutch Sinologist J.J.M De Groot, who published the earliest known and most comprehensive western documentation of the Lan Fan Republic in 1885. Every artifact there on display has a story, significance and timeline behind the sequence of artifacts display, that is brilliantly shown in our host’s (Bright Ong) display of emotions, words and thoughts. The beautiful collection artifacts are available for you to own too, if you are keen to own it! You have to visit the installation to take a close look at the beautiful artwork!

– The Archivist’s Room

Being a photographer, this is my favourite Chapter! I was totally blown away by the photography collection of the Lan Fang Republic, along with the maps, sketches and documents. Not only were they well preserved, the vintage and quality of the photographs are beyond words and it lives up to the tagline of “A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words”. Our host for this Chapter, Yak Aik-Wee was excellent in bringing life and emotions into the photographs, maps, sketches, ensuring our attention are glued to the photography collection. For a photography and history fan, you will love this Chapter !

– Memoirs of the Visitors

Entering a holy place inside Ying Foh Kuan, it’s the Ancestral Hall, where memories and stories from the visitors dairies to the Lan Fang Republic. The ambience, peacefulness and tranquility  setting of the Ancestral Hall suits the story telling recital perfectly, creating an imaginary scene of the days during the Lan Fang Republic, whereby daily activities, festivities and practices were shared and told across towards the attentive audience inside the hall. The recital was performed by Lok Meng Chue, who hosted and shared here warmth and passion across the audience at the Ancestral Hall.

– Epic Poems of the Kongsi War

Set at the outside, under tall trees and facing the Hakka cemetery in the background, this Chapter got me glued to my host’s (Najib Soiman) extremely powerful and strong performance, with loud voice and singing, echoing into the dark background of the Hakka cemetery, flanked by the HDB flats of Holland Avenue area. It was a poetry recital based on the original Malay poem, Syair Perang Cina di Mandor – “Story of the Chinese Wars in Mandor”, written by an anonymous author in 1853, telling the stories of the start of the decline of the Lan Fang Republic in the last 30 years. With my very limited knowledge and command of the Malay language, I wasn’t able to understand many of the poetry and recital words and sentences. However, it was a very powerful performance that blew me away, I felt the passion and emotions, flowing through him and his recital, and I ended up not taking any photographs at all, I was just basically glued to my host’s performance. Simply put, if a performance can make a photographer put aside their equipment and glued to them, it speaks enormous volume about the performance and performer.

From the Director’s (Choy Ka Fai) Note, this project is not meant to depict historical events, instead it is to recollect and reflect the mysteries, history, fame, significance, combining them with myths, stories, memories and different fragments to showcase  the experiences, an era and a universe that is now forgotten. After experiencing all the 5 Chapters above, combining history, facts, stories, fiction and myths, it was an absolutely mind-stirring, intriguing and mesmerising adventure, like a history and heritage school student taking in 5 Chapters of history, play, facts and myths within 2 hours. Yet, I am still hungry to know, understand and explore more about Lan Fang Chronicles.

The 兰芳记 Lan Fang Chronicles 2012 (Installation Performance) is highly recommended and I strongly encourage all of you reading this post to watch it there ! More photos of the Lan Fan Chronicles 2012 (Installation Performance) can be found here on Flickr and there is also more information can be obtained here on Singapore Arts Festival 2012 events information page! Here’s a quick information guide –

When : 18 – 20 May, 24 – 27 May, 31 May – 2 Jun @ 7:00PM
19 – 20 May, 26 – 27 May, 2 Jun @ 3:30PM

Ticket Price : $25 (available via SISTIC)

Location : Ying Foh Kuan (Shuang Long Shan), 9 Commonwealth Lane

After attending 5 Chapters of Lan Fang Chronicles 2012 (Installation Performance) –

I learned “Something New (Always Learning New Things and Knowledge), it’s Something Ancient (definitely), Something Lost (in time) and Something Hidden (over time)”

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Fire at Singapore Arts Festival 2010 !

Fire Fire … Burning and lighting up the skies during the Singapore Arts Festival 2010 from 14th to 16th May 2010 at the Esplanade Park and Empress Place open areas. This was my 1st comeback event photoshoot, accompanied by Xinyun, who was able to take time off and join me !

We started off with a fire theme arts performance by Starlight Alchemy, titled Fires of Eden, at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. Xinyun managed to find seats at the last row and we set up our tripods, waiting for the performance to start, chit chat while waiting, passing a bit of my knowledge to my disciple Xinyun. Once the performance started, we were mesmerised by the fire performances and dancing, busy snapping away. More photos of the performance can be found here on my Flickr !

After the performance, we walked over to Esplanade Park, discovering a brightly lighted area, lots of fires brightening up the skies, providing warmth and music in a beautiful quiet Esplanade Park. The view was magnificent and intriguing, it was like entering into a dreamland of many fires, this is known as Invitation to Dream – A Fire Garden Installation by Compagnie Carabosse from France.

Relaxing swings, hanging garlands of firepots and huge ‘fairy fireballs’ – metallic spherical frames studded with fire pots, along with beautiful music in the backgrounds, welcomes us to dream and always keep our fire inside us burning to get our dreams come true. More photos can be found here on my Flickr !

Continue walking towards Empress Place, Meli Melo, Charcoal Ball, A Fire of Vests, Stovepipes welcomed us to another dreamland of fires ! The beauty of the fires illuminating the skies of the Singapore River, absolutely beautiful.

Walking away from the fires, looking back again, the fires were so beautiful, inviting u to dream, live your dream and keep your fire burning inside you always !

Crackers? The World Famous (UK)


The Singapore Arts Festival 2009 is coming to a close with lots of big bangs, noises, firecrackers and fireworks ! The closing celebrations was a showcase event called, Crackers? by The World Famous (UK).


The closing celebrations was brought into the heartlands of Singapore, in a suburb or in local terms a housing estate known as Yishun, in the northern part of Singapore. There with an open field, Crackers? was shown to all those present tonight, with a great view of pyrotechnics, firecrackers and fireworks. Waiting patiently for the gates to open at 1945hrs, I was waiting eagerly for the show to begin.


Once the gates were opened and the people started strolling in and beginning to position themselves in between the inner circle and outer circles. For the uninitiated, what’s Crackers? all about ? A brief write up from the Singapore Arts Festival site and the Crackers? official site –

“The world is full of risks to be avoided. The economy is collapsing, the climate is changing and fireworks are too loud. YET, life is to be lived, and revealing its beauty requires a risk and venturing into the unkown.

Crackers? is a celebration of the explosive and dangerous beauty of fire and fireworks and an exploration of our attitudes to Risk.

Not for the fainthearted, Crackers? combines fireworks, projection, performance and music. Performed ‘in the round’, with the audience surrounded by fire & smoke, spinning wheels and fireworks. A symphony of pyrotechnic sounds fills the air. It’s loud, disorientating and cacophonous, but there are moments of delicate and profound beauty…dancing flames, giant Catherine Wheels and the ‘human sparkler’…”

Source : Singapore Arts Festival & The World Famous (UK)

The performers were mixing around the crowds, giving out party poppers and ear plugs, hyping them up to the start of the event, getting them excited and handing out safety instructions demonstrations. Once done, the performance began and the fun began !


Fireworks and pyrotechnics lighted up the skies, I was busy moving from the inner circle to the outer circle to capture different performances and moments, for more photos of this event, drop by my flickr site !


Love the fireworks, firecrackers and pyrotechnics ! Yeah, I love to play with fire !!


In life, we must learn to take Risks !

RED – Stalker Theatre Company (Australia)

The Singapore Arts Festival 2009 is back in full force, even though I missed the Opening Ceremony at the Marina Barrage, I checked out their website and looked out for their Outreach events, marked down the various performers, venues and dates for the segment of Special Events. From there, I went for my 1st event of Singapore Arts Festival 2009 known as RED.


I went on saturday 23rd May, held at Vivo City, The Plaza, at 8pm. The crowds were great and many sat down, waiting patiently for the performance to start, although I arrived early, I decided not to sit down and decided to move around searching for my ideal location to capture the photos.


RED – is a production by Stalker Theatre Company from Australia and prior to the start of the performance, the artistic director, David Clarkson stepped forward and gave a quick insight on the performance called RED, for more information, do drop by their site and read on the write up of their current production RED.


“A unique hybrid piece comprising dance theatre, live music and circus-style arts, RED forms the second part of a triptych of performances. While the first part of the triptych (Four Riders) sees the apocalyptical end of the Christian world according to the Revelations, REDexplores the end of the world as foreseen by western science and science fiction: 

Imagine the Earth in several billion years, faced with an imminent collision with the sun. What forms will humans take? What will be our obsessions and desires as we prepare for the earth to fall into the sun? How do we dance goodbye to the Earth we once knew? 

Exploring the texture and ephemeral nature of falling, suspension and gravity, RED is an extreme movement work of frenetic beauty portraying a journey to the end of time, into the remote landscape of the imagination.”

– Source : Singapore Arts Festival 2009 website 

When it started, the crowds were mesmerised by the arts and performance, lighting was tricky and it was a challenge for us photographers, with dim light and flashing lights at different segments of the performance. 45 minutes of artistic and dynamic performance, I would let my photos here do the talking, enter the world of RED.

At the end of their wonderful performance, a warm round of applause were showered upon them by the crowds…….



More photos from this performance can be viewed at my Flickr !