Visual Vocals

Artistic.Graphic.Intrinsic
Street Portrait
Haji Lane, Singapore. April 2014
X100, 23/f2

Street Portrait

Haji Lane, Singapore. April 2014

X100, 23/f2

Street Portrait
Selegie Road, Singapore. April 2014
M9, 35/f1.7

Street Portrait

Selegie Road, Singapore. April 2014

M9, 35/f1.7

Street Portrait
Haji Lane, Singapore. April 2014
M9, 35/f2.4

Street Portrait

Haji Lane, Singapore. April 2014

M9, 35/f2.4

Street Scene
Haji Lane, Singapore. April 2014
M9, 35/f1.7

Street Scene

Haji Lane, Singapore. April 2014

M9, 35/f1.7

Street Scene
Haji Lane, Singapore. April 2014
M9, 35/f1.4

Street Scene

Haji Lane, Singapore. April 2014

M9, 35/f1.4

J O U R N E Y S IIWeek 2 of PhotovoiceSG x Dreamcatchers. This is a 10-week photovoice workshop for youths living with childhood chronic illnesses and their siblings. A key aim of this project is to empower young people living with chronic illness through the medium of photography. Photography here opens up a space for storytelling and an exploration of various journeys - with the self, others and outer worlds. Through this project, we also hope to give the siblings of patients a voice when most may go unheard or neglected even while some have served as caregivers to the patients through their growing up years.

J O U R N E Y S II

Week 2 of PhotovoiceSG x Dreamcatchers. This is a 10-week photovoice workshop for youths living with childhood chronic illnesses and their siblings. A key aim of this project is to empower young people living with chronic illness through the medium of photography. Photography here opens up a space for storytelling and an exploration of various journeys - with the self, others and outer worlds. Through this project, we also hope to give the siblings of patients a voice when most may go unheard or neglected even while some have served as caregivers to the patients through their growing up years.

J O U R N E Y S

Week 1 of PhotovoiceSG x Dreamcatchers. This is a 10-week photovoice workshop for youths living with childhood chronic illnesses and their siblings. A key aim of this project is to empower young people living with chronic illness through the medium of photography. Photography here opens up a space for storytelling and an exploration of various journeys - with the self, others and outer worlds. Through this project, we also hope to give the siblings of patients a voice when most may go unheard or neglected even while some have served as caregivers to the patients through their growing up years.

J O U R N E Y S

Week 1 of PhotovoiceSG x Dreamcatchers. This is a 10-week photovoice workshop for youths living with childhood chronic illnesses and their siblings. A key aim of this project is to empower young people living with chronic illness through the medium of photography. Photography here opens up a space for storytelling and an exploration of various journeys - with the self, others and outer worlds. Through this project, we also hope to give the siblings of patients a voice when most may go unheard or neglected even while some have served as caregivers to the patients through their growing up years.

Street Scene
Kampung Bugis, Singapore. February 2014
M9, 50/f2.5

Street Scene

Kampung Bugis, Singapore. February 2014

M9, 50/f2.5

Street Scene
Waterloo Street, Singapore. February 2014
M9, 50/f2.5

Street Scene

Waterloo Street, Singapore. February 2014

M9, 50/f2.5

Street Scene
Waterloo Street, Singapore. February 2014
M9, 50/f3.4

Street Scene

Waterloo Street, Singapore. February 2014

M9, 50/f3.4

Street Scene
Waterloo Street, Singapore. February 2014
M9, 50/f8

Street Scene

Waterloo Street, Singapore. February 2014

M9, 50/f8

I think the difference between taking pictures and whatever else you want to call it —being an artist or a photographer—is making a photograph mean more than a photograph. In a sequence, an artist or photographer is able to create something other than just a pretty image. Years ago when I was applying to every art fair and festival I could find, I would send in five Polaroids that were beautiful but no one would get it, they needed to see the entire piece. It’s like taking 5 notes out of a song and asking someone what they think of it. But when you see those photos in the scope of 12 years of Polaroids it then becomes something else.

What It Means To Photograph

I’ve learnt a lot in the 6 years since I first took image making seriously. I was fortunate enough to meet the right people who had, not only the knowledge but the passion, the courage and wisdom to stand by their convictions. I’ve learnt to piece stories together, understand the subtle underlying factors that affect the outcome but most of all, I learnt that in order to do justice to the craft of photography, one must be able to accept that passing on that knowledge is equally important.

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We all do this for different reasons. Most commonly, to earn a living, to pay the rent and to continue on and survive until the next job. We lose sight of the power we wield in our hands and through our eyes; the power to affect change. Not just some far fetched, naive ideology on changing the world but to enable change, to facilitate that change. Even if it is within a small community or on a broader arena, images are about stories and there will always be stories.

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Street Portrait
Waterloo Street, Singapore. February 2014
M9, 50/f8

Street Portrait

Waterloo Street, Singapore. February 2014

M9, 50/f8

Street Scene
Waterloo Street, Singapore. February 2014
M9, 50/f2.5

Street Scene

Waterloo Street, Singapore. February 2014

M9, 50/f2.5