Hour at the Museum: The X-Hibition by Leica Camera Asia Pacific

interXions (2016)
interXions (2016)PHOTOS: LEICA CAMERA ASIA PACIFIC

The X-Hibition by Leica Camera Asia Pacific showcases photographs taken by seven amateur and semi-professional photographers such as dessert chef Janice Wong and architect-business owner Bu Shukun, each capturing his or her favourite portraits and landscapes using the Leica X cameras.


interXions (2016)
By Bu Shukun, Ilford gold mono silk photo print, 51x34cm

This intimate shot of a woman feeding a child while a man lounges in the background was taken by Bu, an architect and co-owner of The Tuckshop Bar. He set out to record moments of interactions between his patrons.

Hanami (2016)
By Janice Wong, Ilford gold mono silk photo print, 51x34cm

Dessert chef Wong fittingly chose to document snapshots of her sweet concoctions for the exhibition. Here, she plays with colour, contrasting a maroon dessert against a blue plate.

Sunrise Dip In The Blue Lagoon, Iceland (2016)
By David Teo, Ilford gold mono silk photo print, 51x34cm

A self-taught street photographer, Teo has held two solo exhibitions about life on the streets of Japan. While travelling in Iceland, he captured this shot at the hot springs, which evokes an elegant chiaroscuro through the play of light and shadows.

Family (2016)
By Rosalynn Tay, Ilford gold mono silk photo print, 51x34cm

Tay, who started learning photography two years ago, captured her shots while travelling in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She says: "The places that appeal to me the most are the hidden ones that contain untouched cultures."

Little People Find An Urban Oasis (2016)
By Joan Leong, Ilford gold mono silk photo print, 51x34cm

Leong, a former photojournalist and reality television producer, places little dolls in landscapes that seem to dwarf them to offer a perspective on "seemingly inconsequential everyday moments in life".

Faces (2016)
By Theseus Chan, Ilford gold mono silk photo print, 51x34cm

Chan, a graphic artist and designer named Designer of the Year at the 2006 President's Design Award, photographs a craggy rock surface, capturing its texture in fine detail.

Sunrise At Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (2015)
By Alwyn Loh, Ilford gold mono silk photo print, 51x34cm

This sunrise shot is taken at Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in Java, Indonesia. Loh, who works in the financial services sector, says: "The high altitude and condensation cause clouds to form. Coupled with the shape of the plateau, it gives the illusion of clouds pushing the land mass upwards."

WHERE: Leica Galerie Singapore, 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 01-18 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till May 22, 10am to 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free

Lee Jian Xuan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 06, 2016, with the headline 'Hour At The Museum'. Print Edition | Subscribe