Separating the living from the dead

we grow mask just to live
we grow mask just to live
modest transport
modest transport
love
love

Life in the city, always evolving, adapting but the climate is always getting colder, in the heart at least.
Some find joy despite the cry of the want for material and wealth, some find love as though as they found a door to another dimension, in the cold city.

All images taken with fuji GW690ii on neospan 100.

Traders of Pudu

tired
tired
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Pudu is an old market that is unique to Malaysians. Its one of those rare “pasar” or morning market where you have you can find both different races of Malay and Chinese taking up large section of the pasar without squabbles. How is that so? Because the Malay are mostly muslims and its hard for them to be in the same market where there are “non halal” or where pork meat are being on sale. Nevertheless, Pudu pasar have been running peacefully this way for many years, a testimonial to the unity of the people in Malaysia.

Double blow
Double blow

You can find all kinds of food being sold here, poultries, beef, pork being sold in various preparation and flavour, mostly raw though. There are also strange meats like, frog meat that are popular among the chinese for their porridge setups. These are not ordinary frogs only a specific species.

frog meat anyone?
frog meat anyone?

During my walk here i noticed that most of the clients are those in the range of 45++ and there are a lot of foreigners being hired to run stalls here, burmese, vietnamese and even thais.

local owners might be seen with their pretty vietnamese wives.
local owners might be seen with their pretty vietnamese wives.

Its a very busy street, packed like sardine and your nostrils are bombarded with assortments of perfumes ;-).
Sometimes you have to just make way for the human traffic that is flowing there and certain paths even have motorcycles barging in.

After i left that place, it got me thinking about the future of such business models. I rarely see any milleniums or Y-Generation there, this means in the near future, the upcoming generation would have no idea how to buy stuffs from these markets. Enjoy the rest of the photos i took today.

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Grains and Portraiture

a pinch of grain to simulate film
a pinch of grain to simulate film

Recently i am totally in love with CCD sensor results. I guess i had it coming after using film for a while.
Digging out an old camera with CCD and using it with the amazing nikon 58 1.4g lens produces results that are simply heart warming.

Why the 58 1.4g? If you enjoy shooting against backlight and where you want those modern and subtle beautiful bokeh, its pretty hard to find anything better than this. In the days when Nikon still produces CCD sensor cameras like D50,D80,D200,D3000, such lens does not exist yet, but nothing stops you from buying one of these gem, at a very low price and pairing it with the latest lens.

At this point of writing, i have sold off my A7R, Sigma SD15 and kept my 35mm film camera in the box. I guess CCD gives me the results that is between film and CMOS digital and that is just lovely.

cooler temperature and grain
cooler temperature and grain