The Necessary Philosopher

Month: January, 2011

Dirge without music

If there was ever a nice poem about death, this would be it. Dirge without music I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind: Into the darkness they go, the wise […]


I love film, but the trouble is that developing and scanning take a lot of time, and I end up posting photos long after the event is over. This is from Clare’s birthday party at Polliwogs in 2010. To make matters worse, I only just realised that I’d left this post in the “draft” status. […]

Yummy, Yummy Medium Format

I love the extra 3-dimensional feel that medium format affords. I originally thought I would sell off my Fuji GW690 III since I used it so rarely. But after looking at this set of photos, I think I’ve changed my mind 🙂 Thunder, my ever obedient and faithful model. Dinky, the sweetest, mildest dog in […]

Cheeky Monkey

m20110006ektar100_contact002, originally uploaded by photokalia. Ektar can produce very creamy skintones if exposed at half box speed. Here are Clare and Kyra hiding from the big bad wolf or some other kind of monster. I really love Clare’s cheeky face 🙂 This shot was taken sometime in 2010 on the day of the Leong Family […]

My Favourite Things

f20100052fujipro400h_contact010, originally uploaded by photokalia. My favourite subject, shot with my favourite camera, and my favourite film.

Simple Pleasures

f20100053trix400_contact007, originally uploaded by photokalia. My current desktop wallpaper 🙂