IT HAS been a year since Leica Camera Asia Pacific opened its first Leica store at Raffles Hotel Arcade.
What does that have to do with music, well, Taiwanese rocker, Wu Bai, will be in town to speak about his debut photography exhibition in Singapore – all thanks to Leica.
Titled More Earth, this is the first time this body of work has been seen outside Taiwan where it received critical acclaim. The exhibition will provide an intimate glimpse into the musician’s life and his view of the world from his extensive travels. It consists of 14 black-and-white prints will be on display in the gallery and a selected number of photographs will be sold.
According to the man himself: “The aim of making music and pictures are different, and so are the goals. However, both forms of expressions consume and absorb my energy.”
(Btw, he used the Leica M6 and M7 with the 28mm f/2 M Summicron lens.)
Wu Bai has also published two books, one in 2007 and one in 2009, and he’s not the only muso interested in photography. Another that comes to mind is Michael Stipe, late of R.E.M.
But there are plans to let the More Earth exhibition travel to other countries in South East Asia are underway, where Wu Bai hopes to expose more people to his works that do not involve musical notes or an entity called China Blue.
But in the meantime you can pop down to the Leica store @ Raffles Hotel Arcade, from Oct 22 to Dec 2, 2011. Opening hours are from 10am to 8pm. Admission is free.