Welcome to the home of Benjamin Aw's photography. Based in Singapore where I started the joy of photography since 2006, this is where I write on my travels and photo-related experiences, as well as references to photo assignments I have under my belt. I welcome feedback, and of course, enquiries for my photography services.

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew, Funeral Procession

April 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
This is one of three images I made during the funeral of our Founding Father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. This image was conceived after the initial idea had to be scrapped due to City Hall being too crowded. This image contains two very important elements in the work of the late Mr Lee, where he mooted and executed two (of many more) valiant ideas - a) Mult...
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Ilford FP4 rated at 3200

February 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Oh my. Not many may approve of this, but this was really accidental on my part. Here is what I did, and the results are pretty interesting for me to re-do, just to see if it was a fluke. This next two images are done on Ilford's FP4 (125 ISO) film. This is 35mm film, developed myself with Ilford's DDX developer. Pardon the water marks and dust f...
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Snapshot #43

February 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Training my eye with the 1:1 format via the GXR - M Mount and the Voigtlander 35/1.4 SC. Super fast with loads of character, this lens really depends on your state of mind while shooting. You really have to be in it, to win it!
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Snapshot #42

January 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Costing about S$12/head with an additional $2 for a bicycle, this is a quick way (2hr ride) to get to the town of Desaru. The 18km journey from the jetty to the town is a joy to ride. Road quality is good, but traffic is kind and polite. Malaysians are courteous drivers, who respect your space and are generally kind to road users. This is of cours...
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Snapshot #41

December 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Acros 100 | DDX | YashicaMat 124 This image has an important story to tell. In this one little square, I see the destruction of animals, while humans stand and watch. Well, mainly because it is the humans who are destroying everything. We waste plastic, water, metal, basically everything in our path is abused by the lust for money and 'growing th...
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Snapshot #40

December 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Acros 100 | DDX | YashicaMat 124 Its been some time since I gave this super value for money medium format camera. This shot seems a little off focus, but what the heck! If the YashicaMat had a screen like the Mamiya RZ67, this would be a kick-a** TLR (Twin-Lens-Reflex) camera. Even at f3.5, its fast (aperture wise) with ISO 100 film.
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Products: Van's SK8-Hi Reissue

December 04, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
This is a reissue of the SK8-Hi, in Coated Canvas Dress Blues, size US8. To be honest, I bought this pair of sneakers after I had to send my Model 875 Red Wings to be re-soled. The Red Wings was my only footwear that I used on a daily basis. The other being my Birkenstock sandals during my off days and the days I needed to go down to the market for...
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Assignment: Victoria's Graduation 2014

December 01, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I've been lagging behind in posting my recent work, and its time to rectify that! Here is a recent assignment to record Victoria's graduating class, well just at least just before she heads of to Primary One! Its amazing what kids at this age learn and are capable of at their age. I don't think I could do what they are doing during my time.
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Snapshot #39

November 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Black & White images have the advantage of expressing abstract images in a stronger way. The lack of colour seems to amplify the need for dimension, angles, lines and shapes. Shot with the GRD4, a simple point and shoot camera that is a wonderful tool for street work.
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Snapshot #38

September 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
This small camera is truly underrated and appreciated. Its unobtrusive size and looks holds a truly powerful engine that not many cameras possess. The GRD series by Ricoh has unmatched speed. In camera speak, its not about the ISO ratings, nor the shutter speeds. What it has, is the ultimate joy of freedom of speech (thoughts) in this sense. The a...
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