|Ziren Wang Photography|
Here comes sunset (Sedili, Malaysia)
I took this picture while waiting for nightfall, in anticipation of fireflies. Thank goodness it actually got darker ten minutes later. The fireflies were kind of a disappointment, all I could see was flashing white dots. White dots slightly smaller than the flash from a handphone camera. And dimmer. By the time it was completely dark, the ferry ride was almost over. It should last 45 minutes, I was told. Did it even last 30?
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