This online shoebox contains random pictures, notes, whatever. I've been a professional writer-photographer for so many years now. It's a damn good excuse to carry a camera around.

Posted By Lester V Ledesma

Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple. Little India, Singapore

Vasantha
 


 
Posted By Lester V Ledesma

Another look at the Thaipusam, this time in Black and White. Shot on vintage rangefinders using Luckypan 100. E.I. 100 + D76 developer. Because its fun to bring toys to work :)

 

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Posted By Lester V Ledesma

It's amazing how an intense festival like the Thaipusam (with its self-mortification rituals and all) can still be a family-friendly event. A kid joins his father (behind him, with the spike kavadi) in the 5-kilometer long procession between Hindu temples in Singapore:

 

Thaipusam


 
Posted By Lester V Ledesma

Thaipusam devotees from Singapore and Malaysia display their ritual piercings on this holy day:

 

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Posted By Lester V Ledesma

Narani is Singapore's last practitioner of parrot astrology. I first met her 10 years ago on the streets of Littlie India. That time there was still two of them in the neighborhood. A few years later she was the only one left. Now I can't find her on the streets anymore.

Kili Josiyam


I guess that story I did on this dying trade didn't help.

 

However, you can still have your fortune told by a virtual parrot here.


 


 
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