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Project 2: Play with me

Hello all! As seen from my work, the genre is Supernatural but with a slight twist of it not being scary. I thought of having my pictures from the perspective of a spirit at home. Hence, many angles are how I imagine a view of a ghost would be like – stealthy, from high angles, close-ups (since ghosts are aware that humans are not able to see them and it’s alright going up close(?) and a great angle for portraying emotions by the eyes) and probably some blurred photos as they might be moving fast as well. Also, many photos consist of vignette effect since they are the first-hand view of the ghost, sort of like the view you see from the viewfinder.

While thinking about the 90 photos, I had an idea of making the photos grainy and with a slight green tint to make it look a tad eerie. I took reference from this photo which is a scene from Lethal Weapon 2.

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Recently, I’ve watched a short film by Royston Tan called Popiah. Although the concept of the film is nothing scary or supernatural related, I was really inspired by the cinematic sound effects that are very distinct especially the one in the opening scene – characters shredding the skin of fruits and whatnot or the clanking of porcelain plates. Since we had the advantage of adding sound effects and music, I added raw and probably sounds that we hear everyday at home to add realism to the photos. Also, I really liked the dark tonal effect in the film in general which I thought would be quite appropriate for my photos as well. Not sure if I’m right but there’s a slight vignette effect to some of the scenes. If you’re curious about Royston Tan’s film, I’ve put the video below for reference.

The main concept of my photos is the expression of loneliness portrayed by the spirit as it is unable to be seen. Hence, the 3 main occurrences in the photos are results of the spirit dropping hints to the human of its existence. Its intentions are not evil and harmful. However, as humans, we all fear of things that we do not understand of. The main character expresses fear in the photos which can be seen in several close-up photos of her eyes. The photos end off with the existence of spirit being ignored. The toys in some photos are meant as non-sequitur to portray a sense of eerie as well.

Here is my video! Pardon the quality as it became like that after I converted it to suit the format that Youtube accepts!


Project 1: Picture Story – Curating Self


When tasked to introduce myself using pictures, I only thought of telling things that people wouldn’t usually notice about me or things that people can’t tell only by looking at my appearance. Hence, I kind of centered the idea around the trait of me being a traditional person and someone who is relatively obsessed with patterns.

For the first series, I gave my photos a little bit of a green tint to add vintage vibes to it and hopefully giving the audience a feel of the olden days.

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For this photo, the patterns engraved on the entrance gate of the temple immediately caught my eye and also explains my love for patterns as well. Another element of this photo is the chinese word for phoenix, which in the chinese context means female.


This photo depicts me standing behind the window. My whole idea of this is that I want to show that I am personally someone who appreciates having a private and enclosed life. Apparently, this is still a flaw I’m working on – to step out of my comfort zone.


Another photo which explains my love for patterns again. I have always felt that flowers or fauna is a symbol of a soft image and being feminine. I would like to say that despite the general impression of me being someone who looks cold and unfriendly, I can be a warm person too.

As for this series of introducing an object of a large significance in my life, I chose my boots which I’ve worn during the whole of 2 years in JC for my CCA, Touch Rugby. The 3 photos are an imitation of how it’s like for every training.

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Walking to the field while holding my boots before training.


Busy booting up before training.


After the sun had set, this signifies the end of training.

The last series would be to show a place of significance – Home. When I was producing this series I thought of Nan Goldin. I like her style of photos which portrayed very genuine sides of her background and her friends. In her photos, many of them have a vignette effect and I thought it gave a feeling like we were having a “sneak peek” into her life. So I thought of trying it out too in my photos.


Staying in a HDB flat, this is the corridor I have to walk past ever since young to reach the door step shown at the background of the picture. Although this is merely just a walkway, this is still a short route to take regardless of how I’m feeling in different phases of my life, from being a carefree individual when I was 5 to someone who feels so much uncertainty at times. Furthermore, this is also the place which embodies memories when I used to be close with my neighbours.


And since I’m on the topic of home, I feel I ought to introduce my family by casting them in this picture. This photo also shows my Mom’s obsession with the whole Zen concept that she was enthusiastic about years ago from the antique clock and wooden photo frames.


This photo was actually taken by the balcony which is the place I am always at whenever I need a rest or to think. It is also generally a place where my family gathers.