From dusk 'till dawn, I've spent the past week traipsing around Singapore shooting dozens of locations and personalities for two separate editorial feature commissions. My photographic briefs are pretty standard for luxury lifestyle and travel publications: shoot a collection of stylish and sophisticated hotels, eateries and bars as well as the people who run them.
It is always a pleasure for me to work on these types of assignments, but especially when they're in my own backyard. I enjoy exploring and experiencing places in Singapore that I've never been before, and I love meeting the people behind them: chefs, sommeliers, managers, artists, designers and architects.
As always, my iPhone is in my pocket throughout all these shoots. And I love to pull it out and shoot with it alongside my "real" 35mm DSLR cameras whenever I see anything interesting or inspiring.
My latest iPhoneographic obsession is Instagram, the popular iPhone app that allows users to add interesting retro-inspired filters to photographs and then share the pictures on Instagram's own social network, as well as on other social websites like Twitter, Facebook and Flickr.
I like the way the square format of Instagram forces me to compose images differently than when using my Nikons and their standard 3:2 aspect ratios. I love the variety of filters and how they can transform the mood of my photographs. And I really enjoy the simplicity and ease of the Instagram photo feed and how I can see the images my friends around the world are making on their iPhones.
These 20 photographs were all made in Singapore this past week using Instagram. See more of my iPhoneography elsewhere on my blog or on Flickr.