“The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” - Robert Doisneau

 

I'm Danny, and I like to shoot strangers in the streets of Singapore.

 

Why do I shoot street?

 

For me, nothing beats getting that really good shot within an uncontrolled, unpredictable environment that the street is. It's like a drug... the more good shots you get, the more you want to shoot. And knowing that the streets offer so much for photography just makes it so appealing.

 

Yes its true that you can wander for 4 hours without ever getting a decent shot... but just the same, you can get your 5 best shots of your lifetime within half an hour.

 

My street photography heroes:

- Garry Winogrand

- William Klein

- Daido Moriyama

- Philip-Lorca DiCorcia

- Ray K. Metzker

- Trent Parke

- Fan Ho

 

After a little over a year of shooting strangers in Orchard Road, I've finally put up my photography blog that contains some of my favorite shots, as well as articles about my experiences in shooting street. Please do have a quick peek: www.dannyst.com

 

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  • JoinedNovember 2005
  • OccupationCommercial Photographer
  • HometownDavao City, Philippines
  • Current citySingapore
  • CountrySingapore
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FLEE says:

What can i say about this guy. Humble, soft spoken and most of all, extremely discipline. It was nice working and still/will be working with you in days to come. I'm sure will hear more good things about you!

July 8, 2010
bite-sized visitor (deleted)

I'm sure everyone browsing through his work experiences some sort of a "wow factor"! The quality of his photos is beyond amazing. Thank you for sharing such talent with the rest of us.

July 1, 2010
Rafee. says:

I'm influenced by Danny's candid street/Portrait shots. He is one of my favorite photographer on the flickr. His works are just amazing either portrait or street candid, once you visit his stream you will become his fan I'm sure (specially if you like candid or portrait). And forgetaboutit his outstanding processing st… Read more

I'm influenced by Danny's candid street/Portrait shots. He is one of my favorite photographer on the flickr. His works are just amazing either portrait or street candid, once you visit his stream you will become his fan I'm sure (specially if you like candid or portrait). And forgetaboutit his outstanding processing style. Keep it up dude, you rock!

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May 27, 2010

Danny has an eye of jewel and seeing things different from others. With his latest work with taking portrait with stangers requires loads of guts (and I dont think I can do it as its never easy) to get it kick start and yea, he manage and nailed it well. I would say its a damn brilliant job mate! He has come th… Read more

Danny has an eye of jewel and seeing things different from others. With his latest work with taking portrait with stangers requires loads of guts (and I dont think I can do it as its never easy) to get it kick start and yea, he manage and nailed it well. I would say its a damn brilliant job mate! He has come this far and yet, he is still out there to fine crafting his skills to further improve every work he is working on...salute! Well done my friend and keep up the good job! ps: BIG fan on ur bad weather series...:) Cheers, Thomas

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April 2, 2010

Danny is one of my favourite photographers on flickr. His streetphotos are simply phenomenal. Although I have never met him and seen him in action, I would imagine he would stand still in the middle a flow of crowd on the Orchard Street, spot where the light source is and then wait for his prey (which I must add, 95% o… Read more

Danny is one of my favourite photographers on flickr. His streetphotos are simply phenomenal. Although I have never met him and seen him in action, I would imagine he would stand still in the middle a flow of crowd on the Orchard Street, spot where the light source is and then wait for his prey (which I must add, 95% of the prey were all attractive girls) to fall into his trap. Danny has his own style and his pictures can be easily recognisable. It would be no surprise to me if there will be a style of street photography named "Danny-esque streetphotos" in the future.

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June 11, 2009
Boiling Nut (deleted)

I don't personally know Danny but the photos he take are amazing, poetic, mood-sy - they tell stories. We always see alot of good photos on flickr - good composition, perfect framing, correct white balance, etc. But we rarely see great photos. Photos that encompass the technicalities and qualities to make it good but w… Read more

I don't personally know Danny but the photos he take are amazing, poetic, mood-sy - they tell stories. We always see alot of good photos on flickr - good composition, perfect framing, correct white balance, etc. But we rarely see great photos. Photos that encompass the technicalities and qualities to make it good but with that certain something that makes them stand out and special. Danny's work is one of those and more.

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February 18, 2009

A truly inspirational Photographer. It is always a bitter sweet experience to visit his photostream because it not only makes you feel you have a lot to learn, but also encourages you to go forth and take some photos! Trust me, whenever you're feeling a lack of drive to take photos, visit his stream and become inspi… Read more

A truly inspirational Photographer. It is always a bitter sweet experience to visit his photostream because it not only makes you feel you have a lot to learn, but also encourages you to go forth and take some photos! Trust me, whenever you're feeling a lack of drive to take photos, visit his stream and become inspired. Keep up the excellent work, I know I will keep on visiting. Kudos.

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February 5, 2009
Linc ~ says:

danny st. has that special eyes that can see something special and extraordinary hidden around our ordinary world. Thanks for sharing with us.

January 16, 2009

For a person who has been taking photos for such a short time, you really impress me! I can really see the help of the background on gfx design, because you sure know how to handle the post-processing, but without over-doing it.

July 20, 2008