Atmosphere of home

Posted by Ziren (Singapore, Singapore) on 29 July 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

When we were on the bus to Mt Huangshan, were met this nice native chap in his mid-20s who showed great hospitality and told us great stories about his hometown and the gorgeous mountains that paints its surroundings. We alighted at different places and I didn't expect to see him again. However, that evening when I dragged myself back to Tangkou after crawling up Mt Huangshan (literally), I bumped into him. It feels awkwardly good to bump into someone I actually know in a place so totally foreign. In small towns, everyone is your friend. [汤口镇 ("Tang Kou" Town)] [Photo #6 of the series "Tranversing China"]

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