Posted by Ziren (Singapore, Singapore) on 20 March 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Growth of a mushroom at East Coast Park, Singapore.

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

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Beautiful macro!

20 Mar 2010 8:01pm

@Thea: thanks thea :)

Upperwolf from Budapest, Hungary

very clear and nice composition

21 Mar 2010 9:35pm

@Upperwolf: thank you upperwolf!!

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

Interesting and lovely shot of the unique mushroom. *first time I see this shape, pretty cute :)

22 Mar 2010 6:26am

@Anne: spooooky for me :\