Hey everyone! During the holiday season, Sandra visited the northernmost island of Japan, Hokkaido! The second-largest island in Japan is basically a snow paradise in winter, and as a Singaporean who do not see any… More
So if you’re here and you haven’t seen the first part of our itinerary in Northern Cyprus, head over here to start from the beginning! This second part covers the second day of our driving itinerary around Northern Cyprus. Do carry on if you have already read PART I!
Also, do follow our hashtag #DWSCyprus on Instagram to view our instant film photos.
Back in July 2019, we had the opportunity to travel to Cyprus, a simply beautiful country situated on an island in the East Mediterranean Sea. Our friends there had recommended us to explore the whole of Cyprus (which comprises the Republic of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus), which we attempted in 8 days. This included a trip to Northern Cyprus, an area making up 36% of the north and eastern part of the island, which has been occupied by Turkey since 1974. We could not pass on this opportunity and so we rented a car and planned a short 2 day 1 night trip to Northern Cyprus.
Do note that this is PART I of a two-part series covering Northern Cyprus! If you have already read this post, do head on to PART II to read the rest of our travel itinerary!
Today, we are excited to share with you one of our latest projects: our very first self-published photobook!
Actually to be honest – we have been printing photobooks for a while, but those were always for our own collection. This time, we felt that it was time to launch our own photobook and in deciding on the theme and vision, we had no difficulty in choosing one: Singapore’s very own Dragon Playground.
Earlier in May 2019, an interesting online article appeared on the Internet, wherein the author recounted her life, living in a little-known public housing estate called Jalan Kukoh, in the center of Singapore. The article attracted quite a bit of online attention for its stark critique of poverty in plain sight, and naturally we were curious to find out more about this lesser known housing estate.
We were interested to see for ourselves how Jalan Kukoh was like, giving what was reported in that online article. We brought our trusty Polaroid SLR 680 SE and our Mamiya RB67 with a modified instax mini back to capture our experience.
So for this month, we have decided to talk about taking black & white photos! With various black and white (B&W) / monochrome films in the market, we decided to display some of our more exciting captures and “review” its capabilities!
We finally had the opportunity to use the Rollei 35 S film camera, which we had been eyeing for a while! What makes this unique (for us at least) is that the Rollei 35 S was produced in Singapore in the late 1960s! With such a connection and history behind this camera, we were ecstatic when our friend kindly lent us one to try it out!
So we (finally) managed to go to the Gardens By The Bay’s Cloud and Flower Domes to catch Disney’s Tsum Tsum Exhibition! Though the theme was about Christmas (which is sadly over by now), we nevertheless decided to go there and capture some fun photos with our Mamiya RB67 with Modified Instax Square back and the Fuji Fotorama FP-1 Professional Camera!