Street Fashion - Singapore City

2009-03-09 21

I took the chance to do some fashion shootings during my travels to Singapore.

Weekend Knack magazine , Nikon and PGAV Photo Gallery in Brussels wrote out a nationwide competition to all Belgian photographers (Weekend Photo Award #1) in June 2008. The winning prizes were big and the recognition even bigger. The theme was street fashion, which seems simple at first, but has many possible interpretations.

I decided to take my Lomo LCA equipped with a Colorsplash flash out on the town and shoot people on the streets of Singapore City (where I was on holiday at the time). The concept was to consistently double expose street textures and lines over fashionably dressed people that caught my eye on the street; allowing the street arrows, lines and textures to be physically present in the clothes. The idea was to melt the clothes and the street into a single frame that represented my vision on street fashion.

The pictures have a voyeuristic and almost paparazzi feel to them. It’s the feeling we are all daily confronted with when living in a big city. Interestingly some of the people seem to evoke a victimized expression, as if they were reluctantly dependent on their materialistic possessions. The people photographed are wearing new, spotless designer clothes as if they were on a real fashion shoot. The women have an allure reminiscent of mass media advertising. To which extent has consumption, mass media, capitalism and public perception changed the urban landscape of South-East Asia and its ever-growing cities?

My work was selected as one of the nine finalists being the only analogue entry! A selection was exhibited at the Photo Gallery in Brussels (10/2008).

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21 Comments

  1. vstephanie
    vstephanie ·

    these shots are sick!

  2. comezone
    comezone ·

    congrats! im glad about the fact of being the only analogue finalist. great gallery! excellent theme to combine and so is the execution.
    in order of likeness: 7, 6, 12, 13 are my favorites. cheers!

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great idea and fantastic shots! Congrats Max!! :)

  4. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    A great idea accomplished. Big pat on the back to you.

  5. thaiseb
    thaiseb ·

    Great analogue pics, and the #10 is excellent !

  6. sumlom
    sumlom ·

    i really like the idea! congrats!

  7. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    Congrats dude! Great album too!

  8. graefin
    graefin ·

    The doubles are so wonderful! Your idea was great!

  9. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    Simply Fabulous!

  10. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    really great shots!!!!

  11. anelfandhiszippo
    anelfandhiszippo ·

    Cool gallery, 6 & 13 are my favourites I like the arrows pointing.

  12. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    Fantastic indeed!!! I love the shots!! The idea is great!!

  13. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    wow great work! congratz

  14. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    hot!

  15. vickiegonzalez
    vickiegonzalez ·

    :D

  16. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Great work!

  17. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    nice work....pretty creative!

  18. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Super great work - you are really talented!

  19. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    great idea, great shots :)

  20. ashankar
    ashankar ·

    Great concept which is very well executed!
    Three Cheers.

  21. esterch
    esterch ·

    Nice photos :)

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