Singapore Street Photography – Day 6: Marina Bay


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Marina Bay Sands

The skydeck on top of the Marina Bay Sands is amazing, with its 150m long swimming pool and the observatory deck, is one of the most impressive building I’ve ever been on top. I’m generally scared of heights but this time the curiosity to be on top of the most expensive hotel property in the modern history overruled my fears and the experience was awesome.


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from the skydeck

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marina bay

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open water

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Infinity Pool

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Infinity Hat

I’ve never seen anything like the Infinity Pool before. 150m of curved edge, falling on top of Singapore Skyline. People are swimming at 191m above the street level in the longest elevated pool in the world. The pool is strictly reserved to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel guests so if you want to live this mind blowing experience, you have to reserve a room.


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Self Portrait at Infinity Pool

I had two dreams when I landed in Singapore: shooting street portraits in one of the most amazing cities in the world and swimming in the Infinity Pool at Marina Bay Sands Skypark. I’m very pleased to announce that I made both dreams come true therefore I can board my flight back to Vienna tonight without any major regret about my staying here.

(*) A very special thank you goes to the Marina Bay Sands social media and communication team that invited me to visit the skydeck. I found a very well prepared team with great skills and experience. Check out their blog, twitter account and youtube channel. It was awesome to get such a nice tour of the skypark, the opportunity to ask questions and discover more about this impressive property.

Check out the complete gallery on Flickr and the premium selection on 500px!

My first day of street photography in Singapore

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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!

Shodan – my first photo exhibition

After more than two months of work, tonight I will open my first photo exhibition: Shodan.

I didn’t blog too much about it because I was really busy unpacking boxes, hanging curtains, designing cards and flows. But definitely I will find a way to describe the overwhelming spirit of an exhibition, going from the digital form of my pictures to the real and concrete sharpness of the aluminium prints worth to be told.

 

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Postcards from Italy

I’m spending two weeks of vacation back in Ravenna, Italy, my hometown. I decided to spend my holidays here because during the last few months I travelled a lot, and once I’ll be back in Vienna my non-stop-travelling will start again. The plan was to come here, relax and spend some days with my family that I hadn’t seen for a pretty long time.

Being here on holiday is giving me the opportunity to see this city with a new peace of mind and the same streets I used to walk on during my childhood are completely different now through the glass of my camera. I’m unexpectedly surprised by the beauty of this place.

These are the postcards about my new experience, enjoy.