Archive | January 2014

Football Faces: Shearer T-shirt

Recently woke up to a surprise in my Shirtyfooty inbox. An email inquiring if the store will be coming up with any Football Faces t-shirts of Newcastle United players, specifically Alan Shearer.

Newcastle legend – Alan Shearer
(photo courtesy of http://www.theguardian.com)

YAY!!! Yep that’s pretty much my face when I realised someone actually notices my work.

Feeling rather good about it and thinking that Shearer could make an interesting addition to the Football Faces series, I sprung into creating the design. I mean that hair is surely too awesome to pass up.

Alan Shearer t-shirt design

Football Faces: Shearer

In the end, I spent the bulk of my time tweaking and shaping that maddening patch of hair. Think I just about got it right in the end.

Anyhoo, here is the link for the the t-shirt in men size: http://shirtyfooty.spreadshirt.com/football-faces-shearer-guys-A14426477/customize/color/1.

Coincidentally, there is an ongoing promotion till 04-Feb for free standard shipping. Enter coupon code LOVELY14 at the checkout and the shipping costs will be deducted accordingly.

How (Not) To Panorama on The Diana F+

As mentioned in my Beginner’s Guide to Diana F+, one of the Diana’s funky features is the panorama shot. But make sure you have the correct settings (46.5 x 46.5 frame mask, 16 shots) before you go all panorama crazy.

Here are two of my sample shots which are frankly quite disastrous. Haha, but that’s just the way I like it.

Diana F+ PanoramaPanoErawan
Taken at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok last year. Click to enlarge and see the flaws in their full glory.
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My Football Tees: Football Faces

“So whatever happened to your t-shirt store?”

Was caught off guard by this question over drinks on New Year’s Eve as barely anyone ever bother asking. Maybe my friends are just too cool to ask. Or they are just a bunch of cynics who assumed the store had tanked long ago.

Either way, for the benefit of those who are wondering, the store is still alive (three cheers!). I’ve actually created a new t-shirt series of footballers’ portraits a few months back but didn’t blog about it until now.

The series is called Football Faces and is available for sale at shirtyfooty.com.

Below are just some of my favorites from the series.

Wayne Rooney t-shirt design

Wayne Rooney


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Queenstown Through My Superheadz UWS

Well, not the one in New Zealand or any other Commonwealth countries. It’s the Queenstown right here in Singapore.

It has the honor of being the first satellite town in Singapore and was developed between the 50s and 60s. I remember stumbling onto some recent pictures of the area which left me pretty fascinated. It was old and beat-up. It was so… foreign.

However, the number of visits I’ve ever made to Queenstown can probably be counted on the stubby fingers of my hands. The bulk of it when I was a pimply teenager looking to score a bargain for a pair of football boots at Queensway Shopping Centre. And oh, baggy berms too.

So I wielded my keyboard and did some research on the places I could check out. With my enhanced knowledge, I’m all set and ready to rumble.

All photos taken with Superheadz Ultra Wide and Slim (UWS) on Agfa Vista 100.

Queenstown cinemaSorry We’re Closed, Forever
Was hoping to check out the surroundings of the abandoned cinema but it has been barricaded. Great start.
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This Pair of Photos Are One Year Old

Which says a lot about my tardiness.

Or maybe it’s just a personal choice as I believe photos age like fine wine.

NYE 2013 at Marina Bay Sands Mega Lightsticks | LC-A+ RL | Lomography RedScale

NYE 2013 fireworks Peasants Party | LC-A+ RL | Lomography RedScale
Wishing all a happy 2014 with precious fireworks that I’ve been saving for a whole year. You’re welcome.