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As I saw the pattern with the red lights in the background I just had to take the camera out and capture this scene with the background blurred and foreground in focus.

As I saw the pattern with the red lights in the background I just had to take the camera out and capture this scene with the background blurred and foreground in focus.

It’s effortless to be thrilled about new photographic occasions when traveling. It is the different setting from home where you feel like everything is known and previously seen. Capturing the character of a city is a more laborious task than just taking street photography images, and the landmark captures. Traveling to Singapore, I know everyone has seen and photographed the Merlion, the Sand Hotel and the artificial trees in the newly built gardens. Everyone has undoubtedly shot the typical cityscape, and thousands upon thousands of photos are taken daily in the art markets.

It had been a while since I had been in Singapore and a lot has changed. So out I went into town with camera in hand and the intention to shoot a couple of images. On that particular day, a small alley with a row of different shops from leatherware dresses to old gear caught my eye. Not because it was fascinating in and of itself, but because the light at that moment happened just to work.

What a name and what a market. As soon as I saw it I was spoiled and if you go there you'll be spoiled as well with a lot of antique, some kitschy ware inside the shop.

What a name and what a market. As soon as I saw it I was spoiled and if you go there you'll be spoiled as well with a lot of antique, some kitschy ware inside the shop.

It made me start noticing small little things, and I got some great still lives that are part of the adventure of living in the city. Images like these go mostly unnoticed, but this time they were becoming the beauty in the mundane everyday scene that I encountered.

I decided to dedicate a full roll of film to this neighborhood and choose to keep the photographs simplistic to let the hidden aesthetics of the urban atmosphere speak for itself. Perhaps these images only resonate with me, I don’t know, but it would be my desire, to show to someone who doesn’t like big cities, that there can still be beauty in this settings.

Here are the photographs that I selected from this day, I’ve also added a short text to describe the mood or idea that I sensed for that image.

There are many ways of recording a city; this one is my distinct point of view.