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Curating self – nature

Task 2 : My World


Since young, I am fascinated by the vast nature around us. I really like nature photography as nature is very unpredictable. Living things like birds and insects tend to move around a lot. The feelings that I try to evoke through these photos are calmness and serenity.


From this picture, I think you can guess where the place that fascinates me is. This significant place is of course, the Botanic Gardens. Anyway, you would probably know that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

According to the internet, a black swan represents something extremely rare. I believe that everyone is unique in their own ways and I tried to portray it through this black swan which happened to pop its head out for me to take a quick shot of it. It makes me feel really special to have gone so close to the swan.

It also reminds me of the childhood fairy tale i used to read, ‘The Ugly Duckling’.



For this photo, I tried to play with the one point perspective of leading the viewers’ attention to the hut.

The reason is such :

There is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

Pot of gold = Hut

Rainbow = Road/Pavement

I tried to portray that meaning through this photo,  that success doesn’t go to you, you go to it.


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This photo reminds me of my younger self, when I actually thought how would it be like if i sat on the lily pad. But I would probably sink since it cannot support my weight. I also tried to incorporate what was taught in class, depth of field.

(it could support a bird’s weight though. Continue to scroll down to see a photo of it) :^)


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This is the last photo I chose. This photo to me shows how rustic and old the Botanic Gardens is. It is founded in 1859, which is over 150 years old. The wooden planks seems like it has went through a lot of rain and shine. Also, I played with the one point perspective in this photo.

Bloopers/other photos of nature that i took in Botanic Gardens :

Here you go 


Some dragonflies

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More birds

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Artist References :

My main inspirations for these photos come from the photographers from national geographic. 

The specific photographer that I get most of my inspirations from is Tim Laman. Here are a few of his works from his instagram account :



Feel free to follow him on instagram like I do ! 




I like nature and the photos I’ve taken do not actually portray any human in it :^)