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    Singapore born Simon Wheatley is accepted as Magnum' s member on the strength of his photographic portfolio of youths in tough neighbourhoods of London and Amsterdam. this report appeared in Life on thursday, 9 Feb.

    yes, he lived here until he was four.

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    ok..ok ...ok...

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    he got serve NS or not ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rueyloon
    he got serve NS or not ?

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    More news HERE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence
    More news HERE.
    Gee, there a couple of glaring spelling mistakes in the article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003
    Singapore born Simon Wheatley is accepted as Magnum' s member on the strength of his photographic portfolio of youths in tough neighbourhoods of London and Amsterdam. this report appeared in Life on thursday, 9 Feb.

    yes, he lived here until he was four.
    Well, I think he don't know much about Singapore since he left here at the age of 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003
    Singapore born Simon Wheatley is accepted as Magnum' s member on the strength of his photographic portfolio of youths in tough neighbourhoods of London and Amsterdam. this report appeared in Life on thursday, 9 Feb.

    yes, he lived here until he was four.
    Interesting.

    FWIW:

    David Bailey served in the British armed forces here back in the sixties.

    If I am not mistaken, Helmut Newton even worked for the Straits Times or some other local paper here enroute to Europe from Down Under.
    Last edited by kahheng; 11th February 2006 at 04:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode
    Gee, there a couple of glaring spelling mistakes in the article.
    Barring that, it's still an interesting insight into the way he works. I think the interviewer is Austrian... explains a couple of things.
    Last edited by Terence; 11th February 2006 at 05:21 PM.

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    Bottom line, no NS lar?



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    Quote Originally Posted by AReality
    Bottom line, no NS lar?
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    What you talking about? The guy was born here and left when he was 4, doesn't exactly qualify as a Singaporean citizen. Of course no NS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rueyloon
    he got serve NS or not ?
    the irony of it is that if you were born in Singapore and raised here for a couple of years and then went oversea and never came back, then many years later you will become world-famous artistically ....
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    I am also a member of Magnum Press, but I have not heard anything from them since 2002.... except the occasional newsletters they send me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised
    the irony of it is that if you were born in Singapore and raised here for a couple of years and then went oversea and never came back, then many years later you will become world-famous artistically ....
    Corrine May and Vanessa Mae....

    Singapore born, went overseas and became so famous artistically in music...


    Any artistically world famous Singapore-based Singaporeans?
    Last edited by redstone; 11th February 2006 at 10:24 PM.

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    Let's not forget Grace Kwek a.k.a. Annabel Chong. World famous gang-banger (artistically). Household name in adult entertainment in the US.
    Last edited by photobum; 11th February 2006 at 10:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone
    Any artistically world famous Singapore-based Singaporeans?
    Russell Wong qualifies as one, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence
    Russell Wong qualifies as one, imo.
    Isn't Russell half-Hongkie? (Half of his heart is in Hong Kong)

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003
    Singapore born Simon Wheatley is accepted as Magnum' s member on the strength of his photographic portfolio of youths in tough neighbourhoods of London and Amsterdam. this report appeared in Life on thursday, 9 Feb.

    yes, he lived here until he was four.
    and your point is?
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    This thread is turning a little silly, especially with the last 2 replies.

    Deadpoet... I think the point was to let everyone else know that Magnum has a new full member in its folds and an interesting point to note that he was Singaporean born (but not necessarily Singaporean)

    Photobum... if you want to be technical, I guess you're right. But as to where his heart is, you'd have to ask him yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence
    This thread is turning a little silly, especially with the last 2 replies.

    Deadpoet... I think the point was to let everyone else know that Magnum has a new full member in its folds and an interesting point to note that he was Singaporean born (but not necessarily Singaporean)
    Well, it was meant to be silly, in response to a silly thread. I can understand if Simon Wheatly is a Singaporean or grew up in Singapore, then it's something of interest to people here. But for god sake, he was not a Singaporean, and the only claim to fame was born here and lived here for 4 years.
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