Sunday, December 4, 2011

My STyle

I will tell you 'bout my style. 

Naomi Sundberg, NYC, 2011

Everything means something, but you have to weave through it yourself. 
That is Art, and Art has been my only passion since childhood. To be bloody honest, Andy Warhol was the incarnation of it. 

Here is the quick definition of Art. 
Thanks to my highschool English teacher Mr. Edward Gika, I know what Art is. 

Art comes from the latin based "Artificius". 
It is a man-made, artificial, Nature

It is the only coded decoding (codec) of the law of nature

Everyone has a style. 

It is the reflection of your self, and the world. Result follows their uniqueness. 

A man paints the sky, yes, an artificial nature. 
A man paints the society through abstract Art, yes, now a representation of human nature

We are part of the nature, delighted with sun's love. 

It is a race, indeed, and all we, Artists, are trying to do is to "make it better". 


That is the word from Richard Avedon, and also Andy Warhol. 
Founder of modern american fashion photo, and pope of pop.

And many many others. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Singapore can only be explained by going to the gutter.

Here's a Singaporean website talking cock.

"In Singapore, the majority of us live in Highly Dangerous Buildings (HDB),
And most people have already got used to Paying and Paying (PAP).
Not only do you have to pay, you Pay Until Bankrupt (PUB).
If that's not enough, somebody still Purposely Wants to Dig (PWD) and get more from you.
So what more can you do when you are in the Money Only Environment (MOE)?"

Farrah Fawcett by Andy Warhol, messed by The Jungle, 2011

An Uncle taught me something on the cabride today. 
DBS and POSB is Spore's largest bank that is owned by the same people. 

DBS=Don't be stupid
POSB=Put only small budget

POSB is actually for the frugal type. Well financed goes to DBS, and its true to the core. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Naomi again.

I have been too busy as a designer these days.
After I lived like a homeless boy in Manhattan, hopping through couches like lice or somethin', I managed to find a place in Singapore.

Naomi Sundberg, NYC 2011

She has this samurai look.

Her jeans were a Samurai 710 XX.

Yes, it is a size XX.

Maybe that's what gave her look.

Wah lau, shiok ah?



It took me a while to understand that necessary evil is "necessary" because it brings "careness" to human society.

In the end, ass-holes make us care.

Anyway, if we don't care, we don't share.

We need to clean our asses, says zeitgeist.

Edie Sedgwick photographed by someone else and messed around by The Jungle, 2011

We need to care, is what the Mass is saying.

By the way, this one (Edie) is by one of my member Spencer Chen. Or Chan.
I have to say stickers are expensive.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I tend to say "be positive, do the right thing"

Dj Cutbird and MC B.O., NYC 2011

My photos are borderline commercial and art.
The line is so thin, its like walking on thin ice.

How far can I push it?

Art was all about how far you can push it. Have we seen anything sensational since that tomato soup cans? I've seen Serra and Turrel but that's solid. Cutting the line is a bit different from being solid, because the difference is differentiating and being bold.

Make it so bad but good.

I got no high-school diploma.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


WELCOME, Jungle!

I started a scene in Singapore called the Jungle.

We give out free stickers and what-nots.

One day my member sent me a rant about his job, so I made it to be a sticker.
Our pseudo-name or alter-ego'ish name is "Coco Chen".

It's because his last name is Chen, like any chinese men.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


 The Andy Statue, 2011

 860 Broadway, New York 2011
 Warhol's Factory, 2011
Factory Entrance, 2011







"The EMPIRE is a star!"

EMPIRE, New York 2011
Standard Hotel, New York 2011
Voted Ugliest Building in town, New York 2011
Fashion District, New York 2011
Fashion District, New York 2011
New York, 2011

Life is so far from us.
I don't see the jungle or the foliage or herds of simply happy people here.

Concrete jungle provides you fresh mangoes miles away, perhaps torn or stolen from mother earth.
Who knows.

But we have been made-belief to t-t-t-t-take it.
T-t-t-t-take advantage with that stutter and be no different from others.
You should t-t-t-t-take it. And join the Empire.


Thursday, November 24, 2011


Chiangmai, 2010

These were all shot with my girlfriend's cheap point-and-shoot camera from like the 2004.

I hear people say "Oh you need a good camera to have good shots" and "expensive camera always deliver better image" but that's not true. 

Look at Andy Warhol for instance. 

All his tools were stupid stuff. Polaroid Big Shot used have ads saying "forget about focus" and "forget lighting". He even painted his stuff using sponge mops, the same thing we use for cleaning floors. Most of his tools were the cheapest available. 

What's more important is to use what we have. 

Russel Peters used to say "be a Man, do the Right thing."

There is no waste and waste if you see can only be your own reflection. 

We need to do what we can, with what we have. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011



Coco, Los Angeles 2011




Monday, November 21, 2011

"Wow, Full-Power"

Laura, Singapore 2011

The step is front back front side then away. 
Look how she throws her shoulder. 

Her fist can come at you any time. 

The Paaty

Singapore, 2011

I went to this Paaty and stuck around this Dj. 
We traveled in the van with Matt stuck in the back. 

Met an architect dancing on the floor. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The jungle

Three Compositions

Matt and Andriano, 2011

To me, being around good people is first. 
Situation comes second. Then time comes third. 

When it's all about the composition, it's all about Black and White. 
My friend and a photographer Igor Molochevsky taught me that long ago. 

"Wow, Full-Power" my friend Andriano smiles and says that all the time. 

Photographing moving people is hard. You've got to move with them, at the same velocity to catch their life. Where in the world are they going?

Well, you've gotta move along. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011


The brothers Crupi

Gaetano Crupi Jr. and Phillip
New York, 2011

I don't know what is photography and not. 
These days, the lines are thin and I see more and more of something I cannot explain. 

Sometimes, I ignore every rule and say "I just don't care".

It doesn't produce something that's great, but it produces something real.

So I guess my next step is to get it real.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Galactic Andy

Monroe's got a new look. 
She's being exhibited everywhere these days. 

If I'm not wrong, my job is to design her into a museum. Whatever that means. 

Original art by Warhol

Monroe's got a new look. 
I'm planning to print her and 13 more pictures with lines everywhere, connecting the dots. 
All stickers, all around the city. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

KANYE song

I was listening to Kanye's "POWER", clapping hands in my head, finding compositions.

Perfect Composition

I think Andy was pretty galactic at his time.
He united so many people.

We were watching compositions all along.

Order, repetition and composition takes it all into a whole new different level.
New level.


Square Society

Don't go the wrong way, 
Stay good and true. 

Here's a galactic diagram to where we should go. 
And it seems there is only one way to go. 

We all carry this diagram within us.

Place yourself in the middle, and we can be either or.

By the way, this is the ghettoest form of painting, according to art history.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Mayans are coming

Happy 28th of October, in about few moments.
It is our last day in the so-called Mayan calendar.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DJ Cutbird and MC B O

Dj Cutbird and MC B O, New York, 2011

What a deal.

I said to him "I'd shoot for you if you spin for me."

Dj Cutbird, Hideki, is my friend from while back.

I was living in a dusty basement in Queens, Manhattan.
I slept where things crawled and shit grew.

Hideki, a Dj asked me if I can construct a sound proof wall, and I gave him a 3-ply structure that did no need of screwing. The door had to be attached and be able to move and all. All while, when and if they move out, its gotta snap come out without no ease.

The wall and the door has been in perfect condition for the past 3 years.

"I do photography these days, and I have a shoot."
I asked him if he can spin for my girl who wasn't ready yet.

So he gave me a deal.
"Can you come shoot us and I can spin for you? That wall has been intact ever since."

I said to him "I'd shoot for you if you spin for me."


I've excavated this while listening to constructive Jeff Buckley.

He is so constructive.

I've excavated this galaxy I've got to churn.

This is my friend Dj Cutbrid and MC B O.

They spun for my shoot :).

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Wow lah,

Apartment, 2011

I look out the window from my temporary apartment every day to look Singapore. 


This place is unimaginable. 

It is already the 26th. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kids no run.

I gotta start

"Mommy, where am I going?"
I say, "I don't know, where are you going?"

The little girl yelps. 

"Boy, I don't know where I'm going!"

The little boy follows. 

NEW YORK, 2011

Of course, I had my head-phones on, so none of these are real.