Flavour Of The Month: In Dreams [JAN 2014]

Every month, members of the collective contribute photographs to a group pool that is themed and titled by one member; and that member will select and edit the photographs into a visual narrative — that is our Flavour of the Month. This month's edit is titled In Dreams, and edited by Callan. Enjoy!

Announcing "Take A Seat", our first collective publication

5ive Foot Way is proud to announce our first collective publication, Take A Seat, an 80-page book featuring 48 colour, and black and white, photographs by Aik Beng Chia, Callan Tham, Donna Chiu, and Tham Jing Wen.

The book will be officially launched on this weekend's IPA Photobook Show 2013 at the National Museum of Singapore, October 19th and 20th, and will be priced at S$35 (US$29) plus shipping. Orders can be made through any member of 5ive Foot Way, or via our official email, fiveftway@gmail.com.

Click on the gallery below to scroll through some images of the book. We hope to see you there at the launch this Saturday. 

New publications from Callan and Jing Wen

5ive Foot Way is proud to announce two new publications from two of our founding members: Nisshi Vol. III by Callan and Japan Quietly by Jing Wen. 

Japan Quietly is the result of a two week summer tour around the quiet realm of Japan, collecting the poignant scenes which Jing Wen encountered. It is representative of both Japan and Jing Wen, where his formalistic yet unforced compositions shows his dinstinctive flavour through his favoured square frames.

The 82-page book is priced at US$24/S$30 (plus shipping) per copy, and available for order through Jing Wen himself; you can contact him for details.

 Nisshi Vol. III is the continuation of Callan's photographic journal, featuring 30 black and white photographs over 52 pages, taken between August and December 2012.

The zine is priced at US$15/S$20. You can contact Callan to place an order, or buy it from MagCloud at the following link: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/612880. A free digital version is available for download at the same link.

We hope you will enjoy the books as much as we enjoyed putting them together.  

Billingham Bags

By Jing Wen; original article here.

Mike Johnston "deconstructs" the Billingham bags over at TOP:

Oh, and for that last reason, these are probably not good bags to buy if you like buying lots of bags on an ongoing basis. One of their main advantages is longevity, and long use is the only thing that will make the high initial outlay sensible. So if you like to buy bags like clothing, constantly switching and swapping and changing styles, a Billingham probably isn't the thing. It's really only for you if you're the type to keep something a long time.

And he adds an interesting observation (and tip) about Billingham bags:

by the way: unless you're a pro—if you're a hobbyist photographer photographing for fun or art or interest: I'd recommend as a guiding principle that you should never carry, and probably not even own, more gear than you can fit into a Billingham Hadley Pro or a Think Tank Retrospective 7. If you have more gear than that, change your gear, not your bag.

Which is, of course, something I believe in. Having too much gear for someone shooting for art leads to distraction of vision, and for someone just shooting for fun, only leads to under-usage. Applies to both carrying and owning gear, to differing degrees.

And that's pretty much why my Billingham Hadley Pro will be my last camera bag - simply because it lasts so long and all the gear I take on my walks fit inside it.