Earlier in the month I decided to head on one of Lomography Singapore’s organized LomoWalks called Urban Skyfitters. I will admit that even with my La Sardina, I’m still not a very analogue photographer, give me instant images and unlimited storage any day! But this one piqued my interest as it was conducted by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore and delved into the history and heritage of the buildings in the area, which is something I’m always keen to learn more about.
It was an incredibly hot day, and while that made for great photos, i was also reaaaaally tired and quite glad to get to the end of the walk. We walked all the way from Maxwell Market to Clifford Pier, which is about 2km in the hot sun!
We each got a Sprocket Rocket that lets you take panoramic wide shots with the old school film holes (i.e. sprockets) and a Spinner 360, where you can take a 360 (or more) view around you by pulling on a string. After teaching us the basics, we were also provided 2 rolls of film each – 1 black and white, and 1 coloured… I used my BnW on the Sprocket Rocket and the coloured one on the spinner. I also took a bunch of photos on the iphone and instagrammed them because I couldn’t wait for my film to develop, so you’ll see a whole mix of photos in this photo post. For the record, having to juggle so many cameras is a bit of a pain!
I did learn a little bit about the history of some of Singapore’s buildings, and explored an area I had never really walked before. Check it out…