Oreo Shilling Monkeys on Pulau Ubin
I’ve recently decided to try and hawk some photos via stock photography websites. I’ve had a few photos published in various forms of media and thought it would be a potential way of making passive income. So far, that has yet to materialize. The biggest issue, second to me not being a real photographer, is copyright and model releases. Like my writing, my photography is about the truth. I record real people, doing real things. Apparently, you’re not allowed to profit off such circumstances. Which, I kind of get. I have a right to record reality, people have a right to not have me sell their images. Fair enough. The copyright thing really sticks in my craw though. I’ve had images denied for ridiculous reasons, like a rotting boat sinking into the bay was denied on copyright grounds. Presumably because the ship had a name painted on the side. Just because I can’t sell some photos doesn’t mean I can’t share them.
These are from a day trip I took with my friends Ioana and Colm to Pulau Ubin in Singapore. Singapore is mainly just Singapore but there are a few islands you can visit. Most famously there is Sentosa which is a resort island well known for its lack of rules but there’s also the less known(although best known of the lesser islands) island of Ubin. Ubin is a 10 minute bum boat ride from Changi village and offers a day of fun for little cost. It’s a great place to go for a day of bike riding or kayaking.
Fact about the island; it’s filled with Oreo coveting monkeys. There’s a whole story behind this group of pictures, it involves a pack of feral pigs and a pack of monkeys in a full out war over an Indian family’s picnic lunch but today I just want to share some photos of monkeys eating Oreos. I’ll save the recounting of my Ubin bike adventure for a later day. Online stock photography’s loss is your gain. Oreo Monkeys.
And this little guy, who’s sipping on some 100 Plus.
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