Queenstown Bowl

Posted by Ziren (Singapore, Singapore) on 4 January 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The Queenstown Bowl entertainment complex comprised of a KTV, a bowling alley, and a KFC outlet. At its prime, this was a complex which none other in Singapore could match, causing it to be a popular destination for Queenstown families and also students from secondary schools nearby. It closed in 1999 and redevelopment plans are rumored to be underway. Today, public access is restricted. This is also my first edit using Silver Efex Pro. I love the program! Thanks to my friend Matthew for recommending this marvelous program to me :)

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

Landz Enca from Philippines

Nice shot. Just browsing the web and found your photo. Mine is at http://www.4thfolio.com/photo_id-164 and we probably stood at the same spot on a different day.

7 Mar 2013 4:14pm