Posted by Ziren (Singapore, Singapore) on 15 April 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Taken at Fort Canning Hill in Singapore, while playing hide and seek with a friend of mine. :) actually, now I feel the original colour version is better than the monochrome one!

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

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

excellent tones and contrast! i like the mono too!

10 Jun 2010 5:48am

@prarthana: thanks prarthana :P

Marian Laura from New York/Chicago, United States

B/W probably captures the mood better

19 Jun 2010 6:45pm

@Marian Laura: i guess so (: but i hesitated before converting to b&w as i thought the picture showed more of child's innocence, hence his colourful clothes should help to emphasize this theme.