To Town

Posted by Ziren (Singapore, Singapore) on 28 October 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

These are the railway tracks heading towards the stop at the heart of the city - Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. Today these tracks have been "decommissioned" and the station within its vicinity, in the coming years, will be transformed into a fine heritage trail allowing for families to immerse themselves completely during their free time. That being said, a great historical controversy surrounding Singapore's relations with Malaysia has come to an end and this marks a new era in the relationship between these two neighbours.

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