fine art photographer - KC Eng

The Stolen Frame

  • Lepak, Singapore, 2014. Sleep.

    photographed by KC Eng.

  • After School, Alsagoff Arab School

    The Agsagoff Arab School was founded in 1912 by its founder and benefactor Syed Mohamed b Ahmed Alsagoff. The institution only enrolled boys for the first 3 decades of its existence, after the end of the Japanese Occupation of Singapore girls came to be enrolled. Eventually in the mid sixties, it was decided that the school should only cater for girls as the decreasing demand for the enrolment of boys could be entrusted to other madrasahs (Arabic word for education institution) 
 photographed by KC Eng.

  • London, United Kingdom 2010

    photographed by KC Eng.

  • chef preparing noodle, red hill, singapore 2018

    According to the Sejarah Melayu, Singapore used to be plagued by swordfish attacking the people living in the coastal regions. A young boy named Hang Nadim proposed an ingenious solution, to build a wall of banana stems along the coast at the present location of Tanjong Pagar. When the swordfish attacked, their snouts were stuck in the stems. With the swordfish problem solved, Hang Nadim earned great respect from the people, but also jealousy from the rulers. The King, Paduka Seri Maharaja, finally ordered his execution, and it was said that his blood soaked the soil of the hill where he was killed, giving rise to the red-coloured hill. photographed by KC Eng.

  • where the story begins. Bugis Singapore

    When Stanford Raffles was planning the outline of areas to be allocated for the government, as opposed to commercial and residential use, a community of Bugis seamen and merchants were already near the Sultan's palace. He therefore allocated the area to them, near where their boats were sheltered in the river, bringing their annual cargo to a barter basis. That is how the name Bugis Street came about. The Arabs and other Muslim traders (Chulias) were also allocated to areas near Kampong Glam. photographed by KC Eng.

  • fish for sale. senoko fish market, singapore 2020

    Senoko Fishing Port replaced the Punggol Fishing Port and whole market. This is to make way for Punggol 21. Senoko Fishing Port is much smaller compare to Jurong Fishery, a total of around 30 vendors operates in this fishing port. photographed by KC Eng. Leica M9 with Leica 35mm F2 Summicron Ver 4

  • de-feather, kaohsiung, taiwan

    Kaohsiung, Hoklo immigrants to the area during the 16th and 17th centuries called the region Takau "打狗". Early morning in the poultry market, workers de-feathering the chidken. Leica M6 with Leica 35mm f1.4 Summilux Kodak 400TX

photographed by KC Eng.

  • 方滨中路, Shanghai, China

    photographed by KC Eng. taken with Leica m6 with Leica 35mm f1.4 Summilux Pre-ASPH Titanium. Kodak 100VS

  • along desker, singapore 2019

    Desker Road named after Andre Filipe Desker, from Malacca, a former resident of the area and owner of the largest butchery in the area in the 1860. The road was built from the reclamation of old Kampong Kapor. photographed by KC Eng.

  • Workers cooking dinner Boat Quay, Singapore

    The Singapore River was the artery for much of the island's trade and economic activities. The south bank of the river, where most of the commerce took place, is known as Boat Quay. This area was swampy and built over with raft houses occupied by local traders. It was reclaimed with earth taken from a small hill where Commercial Square, now Raffles Place, stands. Sir Stamford Raffles had already designated the area south of the river to be developed as a Chinese settlement. Boat Quay was completed in 1842 and the Chinese, mostly traders and labourers, settled there in large numbers. Conditions were squalid but Boat Quay flourished, rapidly exceeding in volume the trade on the north bank where the Europeans had their offices, houses and government buildings. photographed by KC Eng.

  • Seafood Market, 铜川路, Shanghai, 2003

    Leica M6 with Leica M 35 Titan Summilux Pre-ASPH, Kodak 100VS. photographed by KC Eng.

  • Bad Girls, London, United Kingdom, 2012

    Streets of London, United Kingdom. Leica R8 with Leica R 35mm F2 Summicron, Kodak 100VS. photographed by KC Eng.

  • Rickmer Rickmers Ship Hamburg, Germany, 2012

    Rickmer Rickmers is a sailing ship (three masted barque) permanently moored as a museum ship in Hamburg. Leica R8 with Leica 35mm F2 Summicron. Kodak 100VS photographed by KC Eng.

  • Theives Market, Sungai Road, Singapore 2012

    In the 1820s, the area around Sungei Road was designated by Sir Stamford Raffles, for the homes of affluent Europeans and Asians, when he divided the early settlements according to different ethnic groups. From the 1930s, Sungei Road and its surrounding roads became a flea market better known as the Thieves' Market, because all sorts of second-hand merchandise as well as contraband goods were sold here. Leica M6 with Leica 35mm F2 Summicron ver IV. photographed by KC Eng.

  • urgent. Tong Li, Su Zhou, Jiang Su, China.

    Once called Futu (富土, Fùtǔ) before changing its name to Tongli (铜里, Tónglǐ) and then ending up with the name Tongli (同里, Tónglǐ; different first character)

Established in the Song Dynasty. It has a history of over a thousand years with the bulk of its buildings now constructed during the era of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. River canals divide the town into 7 sections, but the sections are all interconnected by 49 stone bridges. Almost every residential house is facing a river canal.

photographed by KC Eng.
Leica M6 with Leica 35mm F1.4 Summilux Pre-ASPH Titanium. Kodak 100VS

  • morning market, kaohsiung, taiwan

    Leica M6 with Leica 35mm f1.4 Titanium Summilux Pre-ASPH with Kodak Tri X 400. photographed by KC Eng.

  • London, United Kingdom, 2012

    Street lamps align in Londo. Leica R8 with Leica R 35 f2 summicron. Kodak 100VS photographed by KC Eng.

  • kopi 牛油, coffee with butter, Lavender, Singapore.

    It is one of the few places left in Singapore that one can catch a glimpse of Singapore past. The old uncle in pajama pants making coffee everyday from 4am in the morning.

A place where all singaporean come togeter to enjoy a good cup of coffee.

photographed by KC Eng.
Leica CL, Leica CL 18mm f2.8 Elmarit

  • running man, Singapore

    running for work, OCBC building, in the heart of CBD Singapore. The OCBC building is designed to be a symbol of strength and permanence, and its structure consists of two semi-circular reinforced concrete cores as well as three lateral girders which helped make construction faster. The building has been nicknamed the calculator due to its flat shape and windows which look like button pads. photographed by KC Eng.

  • Lubeck, Germany 2015

    Afternoon sun on the streets of Lubeck, Germany. Leica R8 with Leica R 35mm F2 Summicron. Fujifilm 100 Velvia. photographed by KC Eng.

  • Lubeck, Germany 2009

    Chairs outside the strong sunlit Lubeck. Leica R8 Leica R 35mm F2 Summicron. photographed by KC Eng.

  • Leipzig, Germany 2010

    Street of Leipzig, Germany. photographed by KC Eng.

  • Seafood Market, 铜川路, Shanghai, China. 2003

    Seafood Market, 铜川路, One of Shanghai's biggest fish markets, the 24-hour market sells the freshest seafood in the city. Alongside lively locals and pungent aromas, you can bag an array of live fish to take home, or straight to one of the market's local dining haunts to be cooked up. photographed by KC Eng. Leica M6 with Leica 35mm F1.4 Summilux Titan Pre-ASPH

  • Tong Li, Su Zhou, Jiang Su, China.

    Lilies in a pond at Tong Li, a 400 years old water town. photographed by KC Eng. Leica M6 with Leica 50mm F2 Dual Summicron. Kodak 100VS

  • Tong Li, Su Zhou, Jiang Su, China.

    Tongli, alternately Tong-Li , 同里, is a town in Wujiang district, on the outskirts of Suzhou, Jiangsu province. It is known for a system of canals, it has been given the nickname "Venice of the East". The place retains many of the features of an ancient Wu region town. Tong Li, Su Zhou, Jiang Su, China. Leica M6 with Leica 35mm F1.4 Summilux, Kodak 100VS. photographed by KC Eng.

  • Tong Li, Su Zhou, Jiang Su, China.

    Workers reparing the roof. Leica M6 with Leica 35mm F1.4. Titanium Pre-ASPH. Kodak 100 VS. photographed by KC Eng.

  • Shanghai, China, 2003

    Originally a fishing village and market town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to trade and its favorable port location. In the 1990s, economic reforms resulted in an intense redevelopment of the city, especially the Pudong district. The city has since re-emerged as a hub for international trade and finance. Leica M6 with Leica 35mm f1.4 Titan Summilux Pre-ASPH, Kodak 100VS. photographed by KC Eng.

  • Magic Numbers, Tong Li, Su Zhou, Jiang Su, China.

    Magic numbers on the wall, in the small town of TongLi, on the outskirts of Suzhou, Jiangsu province. It is known for a system of canals, it has been given the nickname "Venice of the East". The place retains many of the features of an ancient Wu region town. Leica M6 with Leica 35mm F1.4 Titan Summilux Pre-ASPH on Kodak 100VS. photographed by KC Eng.

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