To street photographer Aik Beng Chia, “Singkarpor” is what Singapore sounds like in Hokkien. The exhibition’s title reflects the essence of his photos: candid and gritty snapshots of Singapore daily life and the man in the street.
We wanted the catalogue design to reflect the same gritty realness. On the cover, we attached items Aik Beng picked off the streets as he went about taking pictures, debris like cigarette butts, receipts, leaves, coins. Inside, similar attachments served as dividers: lottery tickets, room rental flyers, torn pages from a local calendar.