Carnival – Up Close and Impersonal

After 2 years of Covid restrictions, Europe’s largest street party, the Nottinghill Carnival made a comeback appearance on the streets of West London, over the last Bank Holiday weekend in the UK. I went around 10am on the ‘Family Day’ Sunday, walking up the parade route in reverse which I always do, so as to … Continue reading Carnival – Up Close and Impersonal

A people’s Carnival!

I seriously think there were 1 million people trying to get in by the time made my way out of the carnival route at 3pm. So happen it was the hottest ever recorded Bank Holiday weekend in the UK at over 34C, and that also brought out the crowds. Shot with the little Ricoh GR … Continue reading A people’s Carnival!

Carry on Carnival

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, the August Bank Holiday weekend, and it’s London’s biggest and loudest street party. Day I being Children’s Day was new to me as I usually attend the Adult’s Day on the Monday but no matter, as what lacked  in the larger floats and costumes, was made up … Continue reading Carry on Carnival

Carnival Portraits in 120

I brought along my trusty Rolleiflex 3.5 and several rolls of Lomography 120 film to the Notting Hill Carnival recently and just picked the scans up from the friendly Lomography store in London’s Carnaby Street. I had been trying out their Red Scale 120 films. This is a 200 ISO rated film which has been … Continue reading Carnival Portraits in 120

Grafitti Street

The Nottinghill Carnival begins tomorrow but the big board-up began in earnest this Saturday evening on the main roads and side streets around the carnival route. As soon as one shop front is boarded up, the packs of graffiti artists with multi-coloured spray cans in hand would begin their artistry. More businesses and private homes … Continue reading Grafitti Street

Review 2012 : My Top 20

As we approach the end of 2012, at the cusp of a new year, I always look back through the months to review the images that I have taken to see what has transpired photographically for me, personally. I have selected 20 instead of 15 in 2011, having taken more images this year. I am … Continue reading Review 2012 : My Top 20

Christmas Wishes and Happy Holidays!

Explorenation wishes all our alumni and friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! What a year 2012 has been. In February, we took a small group of photographers to cold Venice to photograph the Carnivale. In April, I was back in KL to organise the judging sessions of KL International Photoawards 2012. It was … Continue reading Christmas Wishes and Happy Holidays!

Venice. It’s been a while.

Click on the image to see a full preview of our latest photobook, VENICE, a collection of superb photographs taken at the Venetian Carnivale workshop by our group of photographers. Apologies that it has taken so long to complete, I can only say, it was pushed back, due to some urgent projects to be gotten … Continue reading Venice. It’s been a while.