Tuesday, December 11, 2012



These are 4 members of us Jungle out of the 13 or 14 we have. 

Something like that. 


We do things and he wants to do this and she wants to do this and I want to do this of course so then this happens. 

But it all works out. 


It's so Singapore

People have to live in this small island to really feel what Singapore is.

Everyone is close to you.

People know you, and you, and you and you and you and you too.

Pop and Chaos!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Jungle all the time

Where am I?

I feel like Owen Wilson from Zoulander some time. 

Yes... The "walk-off" scene where the two matches like Rocky. 

So I'm at the Jungle every day!

Tiphaine did a nice drawing of me and then Spencer made a magic out of this. 

The Jungle is always active in 4 members. 

We worked for CitNomads. 
Then Zouk/Adidas. 
Then World Sport Group.
And now for YKVN (that's a corporate law firm)

I'm so happy to present the Jungle (also publicly known as WeJungle). 
It's really hard to make money, but our primal goal is to make money with this. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

This kid was like "wow....."

Very good musicians. 


It's so dramatic.

Tevo pics.

Everyone is enjoying the music.

I like parties when people enjoy.

I went to go photograph Tevo Howard.

There was a moment where it seemed funny.

The girl in the blue...
His music is blowing people's mind!!!


Saturday, October 13, 2012


Inside Singapore Magazine, #609 p.17. September 2012













Sunday, September 23, 2012













Thursday, September 13, 2012

And people bought it.

Pretentious value backed by academia is rotting the industry. What's worse is the pretentious mis-values generated through academia in order to control. What is there left when values are mis-taught are senseless minds generated like in a factory. 

So the young minds and talents then go to the industry, to further confuse the situation. 

The tight link between academias and corporations in the high-elite society is also misleading. Because of domestic patron-ship, academic scores and talents are often unnecessary and disregarded when a door has been opened. 
The neglect of equal competition under flat field is thus real and crucial. Because the majorities are socially engineered into believing that life, world and society automatically serves people with equality, but most are ignorant to the fact of corporate back-doors. 

Statistics has cleverly proven academia's strong influence and success in producing socially adept workers. So people believe into these lies of mis-values and wrongful education. Paper thin accolades such seen on resumes hold strong power in order to confuse authoritative judgment. Should a company listen to the brain-washed academic deputies, or ignore their voice that has been magically proven correct by statistics and corporate success stories?

Of course, the success story is a lie in most tales. The real-world no longer strives on talents and goodness of man-kind. Kindness has been drained out of our sponge called brain, and talents have been masterfully decoded and implemented systematically to manufacture pretentious act of creativity. 

And people bought it. 

So this is our time to prove ourselves. 
That mankind can retain their kindness to strive. 
That creativity from the source of Love is stronger. 
And we are the one to change and form our life, world and society. 
Not under another's superseding judgment, opinion or greed. And wake up. 

a harbor

3 dots, wavy line, and a watch-house thingy with 3 dashes.

"Why NOT?" because it just so look so good.

But I like how the pattern of wave coincides with the pattern of the 3 dots.
And the shadow streak that dashes through the composition. Right on the horizon.
But it's not the real horizon. It throws you off. It's the visual horizon.
The composition is wrong, but the weight is balanced by the 3 dot thing. The super-long horizontal composition saves the day by taking you way far to recognize the balance and equity. And your thought is cut straight by the watch-house and the mysterious 3 dash that looks like a flag.

What was the journey about....? What was this painting and all, all about?

You may think.
And go back to "oh yeah, it's a harbor."

To remember.

This is a story of the harbor, as much it is to represent, to be recognized, and to be loved. So that people would preserve.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


"In all religion, maintaining balance is important. We are not born good or bad, but we become one. So we are what we are. A sponge."

I wrote that on my Facebook but it makes sense. 

We are like this wandering jellyfish thing in life ocean/sea. 

Floating we are, we wander. 

And because we are a sponge, we suck stuff. 
Like other people's negative energy, or Rastaman's positive vibe. 

So it may be easy to derail and go off to any of those corners indicated in the diagram art, but we can maintain balance and stay at the center. 

And chill. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


"Architexture" exhibition at LitUp 2012 Art Festival. 

Photos by Spencer Chen. 

It's very underground looking and dingy. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Jungle again!

Spencer my friend has a fixation on resin these days.

It may come from a fetish. 

I like resin too. 
The enamel shine is super sexy. 

I'm making a video documentary on Artists called The Jungle in Singapore. 

Little by little, people start talking about it. 
About these people, who don't care shit. The Jungle. 

The Art is super setherious tho. That's a stutter. 

It's so serious, it blows my mind. 
This is real fine art. 

Let the Art be.

Because we get to be a failure.
Nobody is perfect, so we take the shit in ourself and let it be.

So, things like this happen every day. 

And it is just amazing to see how things get made.

I always think back to my Fashion Photo industry moment, when no one taught anything to anyone.
In life, you just learn it yourself, and I was being shouted by Dah Len like every day, and Donald the legendary stylist was like, "look dude..." and Steven Nassimos was like "dude, you should watch this movie called..." and Gavin was like "dude man"every time I got mad-shouted by Dah. They gave me advices every day I met.

But still, none of them knew what they were doing anyways in their profession, so I guess my job was to get shouted, every day.

XiXXX taught me well.

Friday, August 24, 2012

My cheese

I have a legendary quote. 

"You need Bread, Butter and CHEESE, Biatch."

















THank you, JILLE Magazine.

Model: Naomi Sundberg

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

On Warhol

Andy Warhol just told us to make money. 

It is a hard concept to understand but it worked for that time. 
Now we have to move on, and be ourselves once again.

When Warhol started his career as an "Artist", coming from a commercial illustrator, he did not make any money. 
In fact, all the money he made was spent completely for Art. 
What he was doing was, to let the street kids, which Reed and Cale referred to as "stars lying on the streets" in a song impersonating Warhol, make his Art. 
Stars starred in his movies which he let anyone do anything, and to be themselves. Books were made from conversations between his stars. The Velvet was produced. 
These were all stars "lying on the streets" of New York, be them rich or not. 

A man who speaks of life being almost a prison being sent to jail as soon as you are born, then life as itself being an art, must know what Art is. He understood the harsh reality of survival, perhaps after the Asia trip, where he left his heart. 

He made Art that sold, caught instant attention and put to debate whether or not of its worth. 
The 60's was his time he used all his money he made as the richest illustrator in the world, to create Art. 
He evaded every questions by bringing tape-recorder of his own and giving "uhmms" and "uhhs" followed by simples answers as "Yea" or "No."

When the new decade came along, he had changed his style. 

This was after he got shot three times. 
Andy was scared shit to go out. Ever since, his "underground" Cool was gone. 
His factory changed and his business changed. 

He was already a star. 

A star shining freely, but scared of what the world was made of. 
Every Sunday, he would go to church. 

Interview magazine was going on, but it wasn't really-really his toy. 
He was creating jobs and "things to do" for his crew. 
What more in life?

He was more than just aware of being a Zeitgeist. 
He reflected everyone to the point Reed made a song for him. "I'll be your mirror". 
A true reflection, an artform of life. 
What he did was to reflect the time. 

That time, in the 60's, it was those 'kids' on the street he used to call all of them kids and boys. 
"To Andy, everyone was a kid."
So he reflected them. 
A man full of love cannot live life in peace. 

Drugs, Obetrol, Acid, LSD. All the uppers around, making Art while high. 
There was one moment when everyone was sleeping with anyone they want. 
Then Sedgwick gone, Warhol shot, Girls and Boys aiming all at him. 
Starlette jumping off the window on his theatre opening night.
"You used me" "you're just making money off of me" and he defends "it's not my fault" for their own act. 

America all diseased, Rock-stars sang while Wars made bucks. 
The world was not for looking for new talents. 
America was not for the new rebellious. 
It was power, invention, money and class. 

Warhol had all before asking. He achieved it. 
The legitimization of gays and lesbian through Art, Music and Fashion owed a lot to Warhol. 
And that was all what he was doing in the 60s as the Zeitgeist of the social delinquents. 

So when the 70's came, People had turned their backs to the glam. 
So when the 3 shots came, Warhol himself too, had sunk into the world of glam. 

America was all about making money. 
America was all about being beyond big. 

And so the 70's went, and 80's came. 
Warhol was steady. 

He had known that money cannot change the world. 
His works being too influential and confidential, the world did not let Warhol show more. 
Despite the occultish feavor towards his commercial film, theaters often prohibited his film screening. 
He even depicted what "bad" really meant in a film he produced called "BAD."

So in the 80's, he went back to Fine Art. 
There were less pissing and orgies in studio. 
But more of Basquiat and still the old Capote. 

So make money, not Art, because if you are an Artist in your life, and if working is as hard as living to be yourself, 
Then make money as an Artist as yourself. 
That's what he meant by meaning to die as a "Business Artist."

Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's quite amazing. 

Me and my buddies were hired by CityNomads, an online-lifestyle-zine, which were hired by Adidas to promote their party. 

We were asked to make art, but in a form of a peep-hole camera viewing thingy. 
Whatever you call, those picture booth thing with holes for your head to go through. 


We did not ask because I think we were like "we do anything", so as usual, we just spatted our life. 

I'm dying to see all the pictures.

Thanks to club Zouk for letting us enter from the back-side.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


While ago, I bartered for a mural to paint for an art festival.

Many things happened like Jason spilling black paint all over the floor.
Washing paint with fire hose.
Stepping on rotten mangoes.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Darker than Wax

I forgot her name

I'm doing 90's comic in photography.
Japanese comic.

Every moment is like "Akira".

So serious (hahahahahaha).

Anyways, that's very Japanese.

Dean Chew, 2012

Kinda work in progress.
Pretty much done, but a bit over-blown so gotta control that...

Thank you Dean and Darker than Wax rec., for giving me these shots.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


It's so 1950's Jazz, this picture.

He spins psychedelic funk.
Very good Dj.

This is his label in Singapore.


The difference in color from the previous one is deliberate.

I kinda like my light on the right now.

Maybe I won't erase it.

Dean Chew

work in progress

This picture is work in progress of mr. Dean Chew.
He's an architect.
I'm gonna erase that light on the right.

When I was living in NY, I heard rumors like "Rem Koolhaas, he's actually a good Dj" or like "Dan Woods ripped his throat in karaoke".

Architects are weird.

Photographers too.

Artists even worse.

But life is Art itself so everyone's a WEIRDO!

Dan's a nice guy.
Dean's a nice guy too.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

"We still got time to wrap"

It's best when you have people smiling, loving and caring.

We are what we are, said Bob Marley.

So don't forget yourself.

Every day, we work together to make things better.
For everyone, ultimately.

That includes you yourself, and your enemies.

"What did you learn from your enemy?", a Chinese Singaporean uncle asked me when I told him I was a Japanese American.

It threw me off, because the question didn't make sense.

In reality, there are no enemies.

I and I, is all there is.

So we all have to move forward, look for the better tomorrow, and work it out for our children.

Friday, June 29, 2012

No Photo today...

 Seiji Kunishima
  Seiji Kunishima
 Seiji Kunishima

Today  I post my eternal mentor, family friend and good dude Mr. Kunishima's work.

He's a good dude who started loving stone too much.
But we always say "too much is good much".

So I guess it's okay.

I still tie my shoes sitting on his stone...
Artwork perfectly tied into your life.

When I was a kid, I used to jump on it.
With respect.

Focusing on Now

Memories fade, photo sometimes too.

I wonder why we forget.

When I was a child, I thought of many wisdoms and let them slip away.
Then at this age, I start to remember little by little.

But still it slips away.

Maybe it is meant to slip through time.
But it's all okay, because if you once had it, you can get it any time.

At least, if you focus on Now.

Saturday, June 23, 2012


My Dog

My mother took this picture. 
It's actually brilliant. 

My doggie Coco.




Monday, June 18, 2012

Testing with lights

I've been doing tests these days. 
Checking if any tricks and tools would work my way around. 
So far, so good. 

Anika who goes by Angel Vibes spun at my roomy's party last weekend.
I have another shoot on the 30th, something like this again.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

T's and V's

Our T-shirt designs are ready. 
We are just waiting to get shipped. 

I think the hype about today, is "why aren't people doing something about the world?"

Anyone doing anything?
Just consuming?

I used to hear friends complaining a lot. 
Now I don't hear them at all. 

Maybe the deal was, we all do what we can do, whenever we can. 
And then people got derailed and got employed and once family started popping out of wifeys, we forgot what we used to say back in the days. 

People can't blame all those propagandas and medias all the time.
It's also our fault for listening, following, buying and contributing by not caring.