Apple shared a short film called The Comeback, which has been released in celebration of Chinese New Year. Created by director Zhang Meng, the video kicks off the Year of the Tiger with the story of a father, a son, and a forgotten village with an “out-of-this-world dream.”
The 23-minute film was shot using the latest iPhone 13 Pro like all of the videos in Apple’s ongoing ‘Shot on iPhone’ series. Though filmed in Mandarin, Apple has also added English subtitles for those who do not speak the language.
Closer to home, Apple has challenged Singaporean photographers to shoot nostalgic or soon-to-be-forgotten spaces and traditions with the iPhone 13 Pro. Here are some of the photos!
Jason Lim – @jsnjnr
Photographer Jason Lim took a nostalgic walk through Haw Par Villa and recalls the time his parents would often remind him that he would land in hell and be punished by the Gods if he misbehaved. Lim used the Wide-Angle lens, Portrait Mode, and Night Mode to capture all the details as well as create bokeh effects in his photographs.
Lauryn Ishak – @laurynishak
Commercial and editorial photographer Lauryn Ishak focused on places that brought personal nostalgia such as Beauty World Plaza at dusk and an old retro snack store. She later took a walk through nature in Sembawang. Ishak used the Wide-Angle lens, 3x Optical Zoom as well as shot on Macro to capture her photographs.
Darren Soh – @darrensohphoto
Architecture photographer Darren Soh decided to shoot Thomson Nature Park and the Night Safari at Mandai.
CR Tan – @xlbcr
Having moved to the Katong/Joo Chiat area a year ago, Food Photographer and Stylist CR Tan found that the neighbourhood is filled with heritage, art and culture. He used the Ultra Wide Angle to capture the murals and shophouses in the area. He also used Night Mode to take photos at the back street of the shophouses.
Nicole Quek – @nicolequek
Photographer Nicole Quek also focused on Katong, a place that had significant meaning to her growing up. Quek used the Wide and Ultra Wide Angle to capture the details of Katong’s intriguing alleyways, as well as Macro photography and Night mode.
Ivan Kuek – @phonenomenon
Photographer Ivan Kuek found himself wondering along the Jurong Railway Line, Bukit Timah Railway Station and Clementi Forest for his challenge. Kuek used Macro photography and Ultra Wide Angle.