I've taken to a minimalist approach to photography recently. Perhaps it's because of my disillusionment with the approach education is carried out across junior colleges in Singapore. Let me share with you my experiences as an 'A' level mathematics student. I am hardly learning - and far from appreciating - the beauty of mathematics. What has ostensibly been called mathematics in our curriculum is nothing more than applying a set of rules to solving problems. This photo perhaps reflects my yearnings for a pure approach to education - one that is unadulterated by assumptions which I am hitherto taught to accept in a rather religiously dogmatic fashion. But these feelings extend beyond mathematics to chemistry and physics, to such an extent as to make it appear that all these three subjects are really all just training me for that one skill that fuels our economy - problem solving.
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.