Anhui Buildings - Traversing China

Posted by Ziren (Singapore, Singapore) on 25 August 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Anhui Province is characterized by its grey-themed buildings and also by the many houses that are completely constructed using wood. This mansion in the image has been construction with wood, and only wood. It's warming to see such a culture been passed on over all these years, but with the advent of technology and modern cooking environment, I must worry about the consequences of a possible fire. [Photo #8 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