From the photo studio owner Mr Lee Hin Ming's collection of over 80 years and donated his customers' photo to the National Archives of Singapore, credit with thanks and acknowledge. Only a few of these "memory aids" are posted on this blog to share the ways indoor photos were taken in Mr Lee's studio and how different they are today.
These photos of the individuals, ladies and gentlemen, young and old, prominent community leaders, businessmen, family and friends.
Could you spot the difference from these photos and the changes in lifestyle, fashion (hairstyle, dressing, shoes, spectacles and other accessories) of his hundreds and thousands of customers over the decades...these but only a few of the photos posted on the blog.
Everyone who visits the photo studio wants our best look to appear in a photo-shoot.
These ways for customers preferences then and now...for everyone to look their best.
At the photo studio, two photos were taken for each type. I then return a week later to choose from the "proof" copies and order the best final print. The minimum six copies of the same photo for each order.
How aged the scanned photograph (shown above) is...so the guy ;)
First, to visit the hairdresser , next to the photo studio. Different times, different people, different ways providing different services.
Family Portrait Photos
Spot the Difference - Then and Now
Who's Who in Singapore
For great grandparents, grandparents, parents and relative and friends who have experienced indoor photos taken in the old-fashioned photo studios in the 1900s or later, please kindle the fond nostalgic memories for a family-bonding fun activities at irememberSG on Facebook.
Photo of Ivan Teo Teik Loon as a baby.
Thanks to Teik Loon for his generous contribution to post with the following description to share with us:Teik Loon, my former colleague and a close friend of over 30 years.
This is Baby Curly.
This photo was taken in a studio called:
- Peck Tai (in Hokkien)
- 百代 (in Mandarin)
- Century (in English)
- Keck Ling kway [Indian St.] (in Hokkien)
- Cross Street (in English)
Not sure if this studio is still there. I doubt so. The clothes I was wearing were sewn by my mother. She thought it was cool, so, she brought me to take this photo.
Teik Loon at the Singapore Airshow 2012 as an official Chaperon for the VIP guests.