Get inspired by these Singapore photographers who make the world a nicer (looking) place.
Just about anyone can claim to be a photographer these days, with fancy camera features on smartphones, easy to use point-and-shoot cameras, and a million pretty spots around the island to check out. But training, technical expertise and talent make a professional.
One of Singapore’s prolific photographers, Nguan’s distinct style stands out in his cinematic pictures of people, places and everyday life drenched in soft pastel shades that invoke a sense of nostalgia. And if longing is a theme you get from his pictures, that’s because it is intentional. Nguan says that Singaporeans are restless by nature and that he hopes the photos capture their deep desire to be in a different time or place.
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A look through his portfolio, you’d see a versatile mix of interior design photography, portraits, lifestyle and advertising. Though varied, his urban style is very distinct. Cool thing to note, he actually set out with a degree in audio engineering before dabbling in photography.
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He began as a hobbyist photographer before venturing into concert/gig and landscape photography where he explored various techniques. According to him, crafting a picture is demonstrating one’s capability, paired together with the knowledge that one has gained over years of experience, to weave a tale of visual narrative. These days he’s been busy with wedding and travel photography.
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Nidia Marissa Donyada
Vibrant colours, candy-coloured hues and familiar scenes of Singapore life and destinations from travel, Nidia aims to create images that aim to evoke curiosity, purpose, and reminiscence. Her pictures are drenched in bright colours making it impossible to find a scene that doesn’t make you happy.
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This photographer has travelled all over the world to work with some high profile names from Nylon magazine, Teen Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and more. Her style is quite whimsical, adventurous, and has an ethereal touch to it.
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Already established in the nightlife scene as one of the best photographers around, Afiq is also killin’ it in the wedding photography industry under Colossal Weddings with his talented team. One word to describe his photos? Stunning.
Follow Afiq on: Colossal Photos, Colossal Weddings