Singapore Street Photography – Day 3: Little India and Arab Street


Dry Food Seller by Luca Sartoni (lucasartoni) on 500px.com
Dry Food Seller

Crossing by Luca Sartoni (lucasartoni) on 500px.com
Crossing

Polo by Luca Sartoni (lucasartoni) on 500px.com
Polo

Little India and Arab Street

Today I went to Little India and if I thought that this city had a smaller personal space around people, I have to completely reconsider the theory. In Little India there was no personal space at all and after a while I had to get out and breath some fresh (better say open) air.

Arab Street was awesome because I had the great pleasure to talk and make friends with some of the local carpet sellers. I asked them to pose for me in front fo their shops and the results were great.

Check out the complete gallery on Flickr, the premium selection on 500px and stay tuned. More will come!

My first day of street photography in Singapore

Singapore

I landed yesterday in Singapore to visit my friends Lisa and Simone. I’ll be here for a week and beside my job I will spend a lot of time taking pictures in the street. Today was my first day and I went to Chinatown. In a few hours I found out three things about this awesome city:

Different perception of personal distance

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Studying martial arts I learned that every person feels a personal bubble around himself. When someone enters that bubble we feel awkward and we raise up our psychological defenses. The more dense the city, the smaller the bubble. For this reason getting really close to people, while taking pictures in the street, is very easy in Singapore.

Different relationship with food

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In chinatown the food is everywhere and saying hello to your live crab before his final trip to the kitchen is very common.

People are really open

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As soon as I raised up my camera to take pictures of his booth, this man started to dance for me and wanted to pose with his roasted duck. I’m so excited about the amazing adventures I’m going to have during the next days in here.

Full set of pictures on Flickr. Enjoy and stay tuned!