Wednesday, May 28, 2014

TRAVEL | singapore

Last month I took a quick impromptu trip to Singapore for Easter Break. My friend Rachel was nice enough to offer me a place to stay and even took a day off from work to be my personal tour guide. On this particular day we explored Marina Bay Sands starting from the Helix Bridge. We made it to the hotel just in time to hide from the pouring rain. And speaking of, I've never experienced weather as temperamental as Singapore's -- I mean one minute you're walking around enjoying the sunshine, and the next you're stuck huddling under some shelter from the rain because it's coming down so hard even an umbrella's not going to cut it.

Anyways, I had a great ol' time shooting around Singapore. After living in Hong Kong for several months it was a nice change of pace explore a new city and take in some amazing views. The architecture in that city is so stunning I could've easily spent all day taking photographs.

Monday, May 19, 2014

EXHIBITIONS | white cube: states and conditions - antony gormley

Antony Gormley's exhibition ended in Hong Kong just days ago. I wish I had the opportunity to visit more than once. Good thing I had my camera with me the first time I visited. His work is so amazing to look at.

"With ‘States and Conditions, Hong Kong’, Gormley turned the entire gallery architecture into a psychic and physiological testing ground, using sculpture to animate space and activate the built environment. The exhibition was designed to resonate within the dense urban conditions particular to Hong Kong. 

Dispersed tactically throughout the gallery and its connecting stairways and passages, the works in the exhibition invited the viewer’s active projection. Using dramatic changes in material and scale, both the body of sculpture and that of the viewer are included and excluded, made solid and dematerialised, allowed to displace space but also to identify with it. 

The works invite circumnavigation and are catalysts for a choreography of movement. This process is initiated by the first work the viewer encountered, Ease (2012), which obstructed the main entrance from the street. This massive iron ‘Blockwork’ sculpture suggested an awkward occupation of the gallery architecture, and encourages an awareness of our position in space and time." (via White Cube)

Friday, May 9, 2014

TRAVEL | cloud forest

I've been so busy lately thanks to work and school, leaving me little to no time to genuinely blog (I'm not a fan of blogging for the sake of blogging). Anyways, here are two snaps of the Cloud Forest Dome in the middle of Gardens by the Bay from my trip to Singapore last month. My childhood friend Rachel was kind enough to take me around her city - even to the major tourist spots - because I'm sure she has done it hundreds of times before for her other friends. Nevertheless she was an incredible trouper, to the point where she even offered to hold my bag so it would free up my hands to take photographs. Best person ever? I think so.

I'll have some more Singapore photos up once I finish all the edits and can find time to sit down to properly write a post about my travels to South East Asia. One thing I can say now is that it was HOT HOT HOT! And all this time I thought Hong Kong was has clearly been a long time since I've traveled to the tropics.

On a more work related note. We at Spottly have something amazing up our sleeves. Everyone at the office has been working so hard for the last month to bring it all together. On my end, I created a lot of graphics and designed a lot of the posters for the event. I can't wait to see all of the final products posted up at the venue!