Flora and Fauna

Posted by Ziren (Singapore, Singapore) on 23 February 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Captured in macritchie reservoir, Singapore! Inquisitive monkeys are just as mischievous though.

I am Ziren Wang, a student from Raffles Institution, Singapore. I picked up a camera in January 2009 in my school's photographic society, and I have never looked back. Years later, I have explored various different forms of photography, from event coverage, to fashion, to documentary, to photography using DIY lenses, and most recently, to film.

I must thank my seniors who have been so instrumental in developing in me a passion for this art. It has been said that there are two kinds of teachers: one gives the man the fish; the other teaches the man to fish. I believe my seniors are of a third kind: they have made me want to fish. They have imparted me with important technical skills, but they have also inspired me to continue photographing for six years.

"To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt." -Susan Sontag

Candy from China

Very lovely, his round orange eyes are very beautiful. (:

23 Feb 2010 5:37am

@Candy: 的确,谢谢! :]

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

adorable ton petit singe, bien vu

23 Feb 2010 9:59am

@jeanclaude: oui, c'est tres adorable!

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

adorable, trop mignon, bravo ziren

23 Feb 2010 10:05am

@jeanclaude: merci beaucoup, merci beaucoup!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

He looks in shock, did you startle him?

23 Feb 2010 12:50pm

@Curly: i guess so :\, but he startled me too! monkeys here in macritche were known to assault humans when they sense the presence of food, so I didn't dare to flash him in case he got too angry. but many people trek along this trail by the reservoir, some of my friends from the school cross-country club goes there for a routine 12km-run every saturday! I guess these monkeys must be quite used to humans!