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I HATE HOSPITALS.

UNEASY.

STERILE.

SMELLS LIKE DETTOL.

I DISLIKE.

BUT. AT LEAST. THANK GOD.

THE WALLS AREN’T PLASTERED WITH “FORCEFUL LAME HEALTHY EDUCATIONAL POSTERS”

THE WALLS WITH THE TEXTILE WORKS. LIKE.


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To design a badge that encapsulates the outgoing and cheerful spirit of the volunteers, and at the same time, make them feel a sense of pride when they wear the badge. The badge has to exude a sense of zestfulness and be easily identifiable. 


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Dynamism

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Zestfulness, liveliness, positivity

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Connection

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Weaved, hands, joints, tied

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Transformation

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Change, shedding, melting

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I SPY WITH MY EYES

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In continuation with the theme of board game in my infographic, I wanted my zine to share the same fun and interactive element. Hence, came the decision to design an interactive zine that people can bring along with them as the explore the area.

I decided to narrow the scope of my zine to solely Everton Park, which is the 7 blocks of HDB, as it is one of the most iconic places in Outram Park with its plethora of hipster cafes and old school shops.


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The colour palette adopted across the spreads are derived from the colour of the Everton Park HDBs.

yellow, orange, red, white and grey


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An introduction to Everton Park
I wanted to limit my colour palette so as to achieve a consistence looks throughout the spreads, hence it was pretty difficult to decide on the sky colour, as going too light will make the sky seem like its part of the HDB, while going too dark would overwhelm the viewer. Likewise, if I were to introduce blue in this page, it would not be echoed in other spreads.


 

 

 

 

 

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Eventually, I decided to settle with a darker shade of orange so as to keep to the limited colour palette.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Tracing your footsteps at Everton Park
Initially, my plan was to create a maze which included icons of the popular locations one can find when they visit Everton Park, so that as they explore, they can trace their route. With this intention, I thought that it would be restricting to set a start and end location for the users and thus, I decided to scrap that and instead, provide them with and open maze.

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The boy indicates the starting point. It was difficult to work in the block numbers into this composition so I moved on to composing a new one.

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Joy suggested including lines to serve as a prompt and interaction as to how they can play the game.

The layout was inspired by this map.


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Where’s Angku?
Inspired by “Where’s Wally?”, this spread requires viewers to find the angukuehs that are hidden among all the cafe food and beverages.
I observed an element of of Old vs New when I visited the place as there were several old shops hidden among the hipster cafes. As these hipster cafes take over some of these old shops, those that remain become the hidden gems of this estate and hence I decided to use “Where’s Angku?” to bring forth this idea of how these rare, old-school shops are hidden in this estate.


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Spot the difference!
When I searched online before I actually visited Outram Park, the murals at Everton Park were one of the must-visit-and-see places. Hence, I decided to feature it in this zine in the form of a “Spot the difference” activity. Through this activity, they would be able to learn how live at Everton Park was like back then as these murals were painted by an artist who incorporated his childhood memories into these murals.

I felt that this spread was too flat for it seems to lack contrast.

However, the introduction of another colour into this spread with orange dominating the colour palette, seems out of place.

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I switched up the background from a darker shade of muted orange with a greater tinge of red with one that leans slightly towards the yellow side.

Switched the chair into the toilet bowl hehe

Making kimchi instead of washing clothes


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I wanted to finish off with a snapshot of the Everton Park HDB corridors since it is the main feature in this zine.


It’s been a joy working under Joy!!!
I really enjoyed illustrating this zine too hehe

I LOVE HANGMAN

OOPS SCRAMBLED PIGEON

SNIP SNIP

HOW I MET YOUR BACON

HI ITS ME CUTTING ME READING ME

BOYCOTT BOYCATT

OOPS MY HAIR IS WET LET ME HANG MYSELF WITH THE CLOTHES

 

 

 

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NEW HOME, FAMILIAR FLAVOURS

After exploring the neighbourhood and speaking to some of the people there, I found out that quite a number of shops have shifted due to one reason or another but still chose to relocate in that area in fear of losing their old customers. The interior of some of these shops and the service they provide may have changed with time, the ‘feel’ has thankfully stayed the same. After speaking to some of the residents as well as people who have worked there for many years, I realised that the personal accounts and information they have provided me with were not reflected online. For instance, when I was doing my research on what to eat at Keong Saik Road, I came across this online guide with Tong Ah Eating House as one of the top recommendations but they did not indicate the change in location. Hence, I decided to design an infographic that provides an up-to-date before and after location of these shops to aid people who wish to visit some of these iconic shops of Outram Park but might be unaware of the shift, in locating these shops and also finding out what has changed after their shift.


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Cantonment Road → 1 Everton Park

REASON FOR SHIFT: Due to the construction of the Pinnacle@Duxton, they were “chased” from Cantonment by the government and decided to relocate opposite at Everton Park.

CHANGE: –


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REASON FOR SHIFT: Due to the construction of the Pinnacle@Duxton, they were “chased” from Cantonment by the government and decided to relocate opposite at Everton Park.

CHANGE: Used to be a post office provide shipping services and the service of reading out letters for the illiterate people. Now providing travel services.


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REASON FOR SHIFT: Personal reasons

CHANGE: Now the shop is split into half with the wife selling beverages and the husband providing tailor services.


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36 Cantonment Road → 35 Cantonment Road

REASON FOR SHIFT: The original Tong Ah building had been bought over and changed into the stylish Potato Head Folk.

CHANGE: Expanded to selling Tze Char at night. The interior walls were painted red and white seen as a deliberate effort to associate back with their old location facade.


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One of the questions posed by Joy during group consultation was how I was going to show the shift and also incorporate brief descriptions of these shops and what has changed with the shift.
I was told to just sit down and scroll through pinterest. And so I did.
However, after much browsing, I was still unable to find a style that could depict the shift without being too cluttered and overwhelming.
While rolling in bed, an idea struck me. Why not use snakes and ladders since it involves movement and shifting from place to place via the ladders and snakes. LIKE FINALLY


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I decided to adopt a warm yet muted colour palette, with colours picked out from Everton Park HDB in hope to portray the identity of Outram.
As suggested by Gerald in his group’s 2D presentation, it is important to have a bright, complementary colour to create some contrast against they muted hues. Thus, the use of the complementary blue.


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PLEASE CLICK ON IT IDK WHY THE COLOURS ARE SO OFF!!! 

The numbers on the grids represent the street number beside it is the iconic feature of the shop at current and from before and the names of the streets seen on the four sides of the snakes and ladders board game. The slides and the humans help to indicate the movement from the old location to the new.
The instructions are with reference to the respective numbers on the grid and they provide a brief description about the shops and what had changed and what was retained.


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Joy mentioned that placement of the numbers on the grids should have been kept consistent and likewise, I could perhaps remove some of the unnecessary humans such as the girl on the slide to reduce the distraction.


First legit attempt at using Ai and I’m pretty happy with the outcome! AiYOYO 🙂

 

A PEEP INTO OUTRAM PARK

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English: Outram Park

Chinese (simplified): 欧南园

Located on: East West Line and North East Line

Code: EW16 / NE3


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In 1858 the road was separated from Cantonment Road and was named Outram Road in honour of Sir James Outram, for his heroic role in the 1857 Indian mutiny.


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Outram Road, built in 1847, was then known as River Valley Road.
It was also known as Cantonment Road and it stretched as a single road connecting to Keppel Road.
Known as si pai poh in Hokkien, it means “Sepoy plain”.
The Sepoy Lines and police station and parade ground are at one end of Outram Road.
Both designations: Sepoy Plain and Sepoy Lines refer to the public shooting of 47 sepoys at the wall of Outram Prison in 1915. This was in the aftermath of 1915 Singapore Mutiny which was quelled by local and British Military forces.


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Beautiful shophouses built in 1924 in the Neoclassical Style with Peranakan motif tiles on the walls and floors of almost every house.

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F U N  F A C T: No. 147 Neil Road was owned by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s grandfather and Mr Lee once lived there during his childhood. 

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Cosy bookstore hidden at the corner along the stretch of shophouses.


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I really love the worn out feel of the ceiling.

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Outside the hotel


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OMG actually thought this was a playground from afar!

Everton Park is arguably one of the best kept treasures in Singapore consisting of 7 blocks of HDB flats. 

Here, you will find hip cafes and creameries alongside traditional shops selling ang ku kueh, antiques and korean cakes.

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The lifelike murals of Singapore’s past are the work of Mr Yip Yew Chong, 46, who himself is a resident near Everton Road and walked along that same road every day for close to 20 years.

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For the past 26 years, Ji Xiang Confectionery (吉祥红龟果, ‘吉’ meaning Luck and ‘祥’ meaning prosperity) has been attracting an array of customers from the nearby offices and residences, who flock here daily in droves to have a taste of their famous ang ku kueh.

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They started in 1988 selling only to flavours in their HDB kitchen and have garnered loyal support since.

OMG THEY ACTUALLY LET ME IN TO SNAP PHOTOS YASSSSSS

 

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“What’s one thing you love about outram park?”

“Safety. The Police Cantonment Complex is just opposite. But then again someone just got robbed at the atm outside our office. So….”

The kind aunties who took some time off their work to entertain my questions

They used to be a post office providing shipping services mainly for he foreign workers to ship their things and money back to their hometown. They too, used to provide services such as the reading of letters for some of the illiterate workers. However, as time passes the need for such services slowly diminished as banks too provide such shipping services and people are receiving greater levels of education.

 

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HAHAHAHA this uncle is so friendly he went to dig out his old photos and even offered to take down some of the awards he received from the shelves when I was talking to him!

The uncle said that his tailor is one of the oldest tailor shops ( about 40 years ) in the area. He tailors the suits of Lee Hsien Long and many other MPs.

After their shift from the opposite block to their current location, they have split the shop into two with the wife selling beverages and the husband providing tailor services.

 

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Apparently this shop has been here for many years and the look of it has not changed since.

 

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When I ask the residents and some of the people who have worked in Everton Park for several years as to where they usually settle their meals, most of their answers were “Aiya, there’s nothing to eat at Outram Park, we usually walk or take a bus down to Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar. But if we do not have enough time then we will just settle of meal at the food court.”

 

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One of the aunties I spoke to who has worked there for several years told me that a hardware store managed by a old blind man used to operate here before the cafe took over the space.

 

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Just one of the many cafes located along the stretch of Everton Park 

The aunty said that this is a must-go cafe! OMG the coffeeeee so fragrant…YUM
“Yi bei ka fei yao $5/6 shen jing bing! Xiang he jing! Hai yao zhan zhu he! Bu guo gen ni jiang the ka fei very xiang!” — Aunty from HUP ANN TRAVEL PTE LTD  

Someone misplaced their grandma…that’s damn sad


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The construction of the Pinnacle resulted in some of the shops that used to be located along Cantonment Road to have to shift.

Pay $5 for an extraordinary view of Singapore from the 50th floor! Or you can spend it on a bowl of tom yum ban mian


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Outram’s Geylang. Keong Saik Road now known by many as the hip enclave was once a prominent red light district peppered with brothels back in the ’60s.

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One of the oldest antique shop that is still surviving! The aunty doesn’t speak but apparently it’s one of the few antique shops that actually allows buyers to haggle the prices of the antique…

 

Super duper long longgggggggg queue! But the chicken looks like it has been drenched in oil. You could probably check this place out if you are craving something to clog your arteries 😀

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Known for their kaya toast!!!

He started out the business in 1939 at the turn of Keong Saik Road with its distinct red and white facade on the triangular plot of lan, the building has  became somewhat iconic. 

Unfortunately, the original Tong Ah building has been bought over and changed into the stylish Potato Head Folk.

They relocated just down the street .

They have expanded to selling tze char at night after their shift.

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FAKE OR REAL? JIA OR ZHEN?

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Everyone needs a little help to look their freshest. Celebrities have makeup artists, Instagrammers have filters, and food has food stylists. Behind mouth-watering food photos is a stylist who tricks the viewer. I am fascinated by how food stylists have the ability to exploit the appetites of consumers by tricking them into believing the perfect and flawless image of food that is presented to them, but rather, the blemishes are actually covered up with mostly inedible materials to make the food more appealing.

Hence, what is presented to the consumers is a facade (假 → Jiǎ), for the reality (真 → Zhēn) and what goes behind the preparation of the photo ready food is rather unappetising and unexpected sight.

I adopted a cheerful and bright colour palette, revealing the tricks and deceits in a fun, playful and light-hearted manner as the ability to make food look more appealing with the use of inedible materials was what drew me in to this job. Food stylists are not cheats, they are simply in the business of improvisation and manipulation to appeal to consumers. 


                                       My name is

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 and I’m a food stylist.


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I tried to incorporate some of the ingredients from the broth into the composition but instead of aiding in the integration of the type into the noodle, it made it look rather cluttered and complicated, distracting the viewers from the type making it difficult to make out the type.

 

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Here are some other arrangements that I have tried.

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I tried to form the 真 using the ingredients from the soup as well as the garnish but there was way too many things going on in that bowl and hence failed to bring attention to the type.

After taking some of these shots, I felt that the compositions look way too static and hence decided to include hands in my subsequent shots. Likewise, the usage of hands better depict the job of the food stylists as if I were to leave the tools in the frame without the hands carrying out the act of “beautifying” the food, it may be difficult for viewers to understand.

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Here are some other arrangements I attempted.

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After these attempts, I finally decided on using the cutleries to form part of the word so as to make it seem like a set when placed beside the first 假 composition.

The blueberries were way too dark and black in the shots and required some colour correction.

 

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I decided on using the shot with tooth paste in replacement of the shaving foam as I felt that though the cool tones correspond with that of the blueberries, the word Gillette that was printed in bold white across the bottle was too jarring and was snatching too much attention away from the 真 which was the focus of the composition.

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Tooth paste vs Shaving cream.

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A failed attempt at writing the 真 as the whipped cream melted out too quickly before I could get the shot. (wanted to see if I could use whipped cream even though shaving foam and tooth paste are being used on shoot as I wanted to eat the waffles after)


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I really love how she kept the background flat so that focus is given to the food and how the blue complements the food on the plates making them stand out more.

I also love the hard edge shadows which she has in all of her compositions.

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The bright colour palette which he adopts in his works was what I had in mind for my compositions. 

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Again with the flat background.

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Flat background! Simple and minimal composition with he food featured being the only focus.


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OMG SPENT ALMOST 50 BUCKS ON PRINTING COS THERE WAS THIS STRIP THAT RAN ACROSS ONE OF MY COMPOSITIONS AND EACH PIECE WAS 4 BUCKS OMG…

and I forgot to convert printing files to CMYK an expensive lesson learnt. ALMOST DIED AT THE PRINTING SHOP never gonna do last minute printing again (I hope)

I was very disappointed by how colours turned out in print as the bright and pastel look was gone.

AND GREATEST MISTAKE…I went to drag the pixels to fit the frame and hence the prints turned out grainy and noisy. Lesson learnt! Got to frame the shoot and stretch the image to crop.


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Tools: Table lamp, paper for the background and some tables

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SECRETS REVEALED

FOOD BEHIND THE SCENES


OGLING AT THAT GLISTENING BIRD? IT’S RAW INSIDE.

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The whole turkeys are first sprayed, usually with a browning ‘sauce’ which comprises of dish washing liquid + oil+ water + food colouring. They are then blowtorched till they gleam the perfect color. However, they are uncooked and raw like your fresh wound. And if that weren’t enough, the chicken is plumped up with newspaper and crumpled up paper towels.


LOOKS LIKE ICE CREAM? TASTES LIKE LARD. 

Ice cream is typically made from animal fats and powdered sugar and coloured to simulate different flavours. In some cases, a food stylist might also fake ice cream with vegetable shortening as it scoops perfectly and stays camera-ready for hours.


DO YOU PREFER YOUR CEREAL DRY OR WITH GLUE?

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Milk used in cereal photos is usually fake since the real stuff makes the quickly makes cornflakes look soggy, food stylists have come up with alternatives. old-school method of white glue, which photographs just like the real deal.


WANT THE GARNISHES TO FLOAT? SIMPLE, THROW IN A HANDFUL OF GLASS MARBLES.


TAMPONS? NOT ONLY USED DURING THAT TIME OF THE MONTH.

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That moment when steam rises up from pasta like mist over a mountain is hard to capture naturally on camera. You can get the same effect by microwaving water-soaked tampons (cotton balls work too) and burying them behind a dish. (steam should always be shot against a dark background)


LIP STICKS? NOT JUST FOR YOUR LIPS.

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Lipsticks are used to redden berries and to cover up the blemishes.


 

 

 

 

sNAILed it grossing her out

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L  O  V  E  S    S  L  I  M  E


G  I  F  T    F  A  D  ,  I  D  E  A    O  F    C  R  E  D  I  T  ,  R  E  G  I  F  T  I  N  G

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Based on the information she has provided me with vaguely, I decided on making her her very Slime Harvester since she loves slime very much. Margaret wants slime so I gave her slime.

We often base our decisions on what gift to get, vaguely on the information our friends have provided us with and it in inevitable for misinterpretation to occur resulting in your getting the person a gift that she “said” she likes.

     slime

Peter pointed out the idea of disguise; how if the snails were to be presented to Margaret in an ordinary plastic container, it would appear really gross, but with a nice and clean packaging, it makes it more acceptable and less disgusting.


M  Y    S  N  A  I  L    A  D  V  E  N  T  U  R  E

snail

My little grey tongue

 

OMG THEY ESCAPED FROM THE CONTAINER AND WERE MISSING WHEN I WOKE UP THANK GOD I FOUND THEM UNDER MY ROOMIE’S TABLE BUT MY ROOMIE HATES ME NOW


Constructing the caddy.


N  O    S  N  A  I  L  S    W  E  R  E    H  A  R  M  E  D    I  N    T  H  E    P  R  O  C  E  S  S

OH SNAP!!!

F  O  O  D    P  H  O  T  O  G  R  A  P  H  Y    T  I  P  S

  • Natural light (soft light)
  • Do NOT shoot with your light (light source behind you) → makes the food flat
  • Shoot against the light (back lit) / with light crossing through the frame  → shimmer and gleam, soft play of shadows
  • Use a diffuser to soften the lighting is too strong (DIY: bedsheet HAHA)
  • Cut and shape light → If one side is a little dark: use a fill / reflector (bounce back / fill on the dark spot) , To cut/ remove the light (to create contrast), use a hard black surface (DIY: black cards)
  • Determine the ‘hero’ of the composition, which is the food is the focus / you wish to highlight
  • ↑ ISO , more grainy. Therefore, you usually shoot with ISO 200 or 400
  • Aperture: determines what is in focus. Usually f3.2 (foreground in focus, background blur)

wider the aperture, more light let in and faster the shutter speed → softer, less in focus                        

smaller aperture, slower the shutter speed → more of the dish in focus


R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E    V  I  D  E  O  S

Lighting

Aperture and depth of field

 

 

HELLO MY NAME IS…

S  L  O  P  P  Y    J  O  E

sloppy-joe

I’m kinda sloppy and lazy (but I do do my work just a little too slowly sometimes)


S  U  S  H  I

sushi

I like being around my friends, hence I’m all wrapped up and rollin’ about like a sushi.


M  U  S  H  R  O  O  M

mushroom

I think I’m pretty eager when it comes to picking up things (I like) just like a mushroom which absorbs all the zhap.

i don’t think you should CHEWS to touch this

NOM NOM NOM

My lunch is embedded in our lamp shade whoopsies

A collaboration with Sorry whoops i meant Shiau Yu


LAYERS

1 STRUCTURE , MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES 

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As the task was to combine both Shiau Yu’s and my structure, we decided to make use of layering which was the technique employed in constructing her primary structure.

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STRETCHED SURFACE

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We had to work within the limited supply of gum we had and hence had to have other materials with could substitute the gum ( oh man should have gotten more gum from Malaysia ). 

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OMG I REALLY LOVE THE INCONSISTENCY IN OPACITY AND THICKNESS AS WELL AS THE STRETCHED MARKS AND MATTE SURFACE HOHO

Alternative Materials

  • Stocking → which did not work out as the tension it exerts when stretched over the bamboo structure was too strong and caused the contact points to break.
  • Slime → we could not get the right consistency and it was way too glossy and did not retain a stretched surface like how to gum did.
  • Jumping Clay → it was rather opaque and hence could not let much light pass through hence we were restricted to working with the positive and negative spaces. Likewise, it did not offer the texture of a stretched membrane which was what we set out to achieve.

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FINAL 

Eventually, we still managed to work with the amount of gum we had on hand. YAHOOOOO

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Medium: Gum, Bamboo sticks, masking tape


Sadly, our lamp shade only manage to cast soft shadows hence we did not meet the criteria of the job brief where on of the objectives was to create distinct shadow shapes.

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YAY LAZY FUN TIMES WITH 2/5 OF THE RED TABLE CLUB WOOHOO

OMG MY FINGERS ARE ALL PRUNEY FROM STRETCHING THE GUM IN HOT WATER…SPOILT FINGERS BUT WORTH THE WRINKLEyness YUM