The Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera might be a pretty fresh face on the photography scene, but that doesn't mean it should be overlooked.
Thanks to its Super 16 sensor size and cinematic 13-stop dynamic range, you can capture the brightest whites and darkest blacks in your scene - details that would be otherwise be blown out and crushed in a standard digital image. It's affordable too - especially when compared to DSLR bodies that produce the same video quality.
129 seconds of Black Magic
Still 1: J-Shooting
Taking advantage of the fact that you can cross Geylang's streets pretty much at will.
Still 3: Not all is new
There's this collapsed house not far from where I live that's been in ruin for years, while the city around it flourishes. It's one of the few areas I've found that offers such a contrast.
Still 4: Alley cats
Cats and colours and columns.
Still 5: Sprouting concrete
A sight we're all familiar with. And the source of disrupted sleep.
Still 6: Geylang's veins
The sidewalks up and down Geylang's streets are the arteries of the 'hood.
Still 7: Let it burn
Spotted just on the sidewalk while going down the street.
Still 8: Blade Runner
I had an office right behind People's Park Complex. It was a very special place for a lot of reasons. PPC is probably my favourite building in Singapore... it doesn't get much more Blade Runner than this.
Still 9: Old takes on new
Glass and steel versus red tile and brick.
Still 10: Blinded by the lights
The colours of Chinatown.
Still 11: breeze
Another back alley in Geylang. The wind was making the tarps move in a wave-like calming way that afternoon.
Still 12: CNY
I'm glad I caught the Chinese New Year lights in Chinatown before they were taken down. The water in the ditch made for some great reflections.
Still 13: Out with the old
More contrast of the city... the new rising out of the rubble.
Still 14: Chinatown MRT
The view from Chinatown MRT station. I feel like the view from this spot captures the spirit of the city entirely.