Saturday, September 17, 2011

SIN: A Singapore Instagram Exhibition

It was back in December last year when I posted my first Instagram! What is an Instagram you ask? It is a photo you shoot with your iPhone and share via the Instagram app. It is sort of like Facebook for photos only, within your iPhone. You can follow other users and have followers within the Instagram community who can then like or comment on your photos. I became an IG (short for Instagram) addict and am known as an SGIGer (Singapore Instagramer) :D

The IG community grew rapidly and one SGIGer, @chairfreak together with @aikbengchia and @phonenomenon spearheaded a project to get an exhibition of Instagrams up this year and viola! Tonight is the opening of SIN: A Singapore Instagram Exhibition at the National Library :) SIN is an exhibition of Instagrams with “Singapore” as its theme. The exhibition is curated by Mr Goh Eck Kheng, Dr Tan Ngiap Heng (my shifu!) and Mr Chia Aik Beng (Singapore's most prolific iPhone photographer). It features Singaporeans, our way of life, Singapore architecture and of course our glorious food!

Out of the 8000+ submissions, a collection of 150 works that were photographed by the ubiquitous iPhone by everyday Singaporeans from professional photographers to full-time housewives were selected for the exhibition. I am proud to say that 3 of these Instagrams belonged to me @tubbykat :) 

If you have the time, do visit the SIN exhibition which runs from today till 30th October 2011. You will not be disappointed and perhaps even be surprised that all those photos were taken and edited with the humble iPhone!

Photo of us at the exhibition taken by my fellow SGIGer and friend @pixbykm :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Elly Loves

Being a mother to boys, you quickly learn that there's not much clothes shopping you can do for them. Toys yes,
clothes hmmm... It's not really a problem for me as I am not a shopaholic but I know most of you mummies are!

So when the creators behind Elly (Carol and Audrey) contacted me for a studio shoot of their new collection, I was extremely excited because the latest range boasts of a BOYS collection! YES! No more looking at those websites of kids' clothing with pages and pages of pink frilly dresses that made you wish you had a daughter instead :s All of Elly's boy shirts are made from high quality imported fabrics and comes with cute and colourful prints that your little guy will just adore. Of course their dresses for girls are just as lovely, take a look at their Facebook page. They have a range of lovely toys too that I just have to get as props for our studio!

Errrm, being the thick-skinned mum that I am, I couldn't help asking them if my Dylan can be their model :p I showed them his past "modeling" photos from here and there and was elated when they said that they wanted to use him! :D The day before the shoot I kept psyching him up saying,"Baby, tomorrow you come to mummy's office then this aunty will give you a lot of nice shirts to wear, and then you must smile and pose for mummy is that ok?" Dylan,"OK mummy!" So what must you do again? "Smile and Pose"! He gave his trademark scrunchy faced smile and tilted his head to one side to show off a pose. This is gonna be a breeze I thought to myself.

WRONG!!! For the first half hour at least, he refused to cooperate, making me lose like 1/4 of my hair. Lots of promises of Angry Bird lanterns (he saw them downstairs while coming up to the studio) and Power Ranger toys later, he finally stepped onto the backdrop paper and "smiled and posed"! :D

Here are the pictures!

Hey don't kiss me I said! :D

The adorable Sophie!

Love this series with the car!

The very cheeky James :p

They kind of look alike right?!?

Hey! Your lolli is bigger than mine!

Dylan trying to stand like the octopus :)

Mia & Mona

I think Mona had the most fun!

and it's a WRAP!

By the way, Elly will be having a lovely little lantern party this sunday! We will be popping by and hope to see you there. Details below. Thank you again Carol and Audrey for letting The Studio Loft be a part of Elly! We wish you all the very best :)