Black Magic in Singapore: 15 super cool shots from an artist and his new camera

The Lion City - through the eyes of a foreigner and the lens of his Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera
Race Krehel uses the Black Magic Pocket Camera to shoot a cool movie of Singapor

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.

Don't believe us? Check out this short film and 15 stills from artist Race Krehel, who took this little bad boy out for 24 hours in Singapore.

129 seconds of Black Magic

Still 1: J-Shooting

Race Krehel uses the Black Magic Pocket Camera to shoot a cool movie of Singapor

Taking advantage of the fact that you can cross Geylang's streets pretty much at will.

Still 3: Not all is new

Race Krehel uses the Black Magic Pocket Camera to shoot a cool movie of Singapor

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

Race Krehel uses the Black Magic Pocket Camera to shoot a cool movie of Singapor

Cats and colours and columns.  

Still 5: Sprouting concrete

Race Krehel uses the Black Magic Pocket Camera to shoot a cool movie of Singapor

A sight we're all familiar with. And the source of disrupted sleep.

Still 6: Geylang's veins

Race Krehel uses the Black Magic Pocket Camera to shoot a cool movie of Singapor

The sidewalks up and down Geylang's streets are the arteries of the 'hood.

Still 7: Let it burn

Race Krehel uses the Black Magic Pocket Camera to shoot a cool movie of Singapor

Spotted just on the sidewalk while going down the street.

Still 8: Blade Runner

Race Krehel uses the Black Magic Pocket Camera to shoot a cool movie of Singapor

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

Race Krehel uses the Black Magic Pocket Camera to shoot cool movie stills of Sin

Glass and steel versus red tile and brick.

Still 10: Blinded by the lights

Race Krehel uses the Black Magic Pocket Camera to shoot cool movie stills of Sin

The colours of Chinatown.

Still 11: breeze

Race Krehel uses the Black Magic Pocket Camera to shoot cool movie stills of Sin

Another back alley in Geylang. The wind was making the tarps move in a wave-like calming way that afternoon.   

Still 12: CNY

Race Krehel uses the Black Magic Pocket Camera to shoot cool movie stills of Sin

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

Race Krehel uses the Black Magic Pocket Camera to shoot cool movie stills of Sin

More contrast of the city... the new rising out of the rubble.  

Still 14: Chinatown MRT

Race Krehel uses the Black Magic Pocket Camera to shoot cool movie stills of Sin

The view from Chinatown MRT station. I feel like the view from this spot captures the spirit of the city entirely.