Tell us about yourself.
Tell us about the inspiration behind this shoot.For this shoot I wanted to highlight the two individuals in the photos by placing them in environments that’s familiar to their upbringing. The models, Alif (barber) and Deon (creative) both growing up in Singapore, a city that has a rich mix of cultures and heritage which reflects on the landscape. Shot along Telok Ayer Street famous for their (still intact) Tian Hock Keng Temple which is just a few shophouses away from Al-Abrar Mosque. Both sites still stand through the test of time. Telok Ayer Street nowadays is famous for being an epicentre for restaurants, bars and even barbershops and specialised gyms. All in the middle of the city district of Singapore. Even though Singapore is a first world modern country, historic places like Telok Ayer still preserve the heritage of its people.
What else are you interested in?Other than photography, I'm a sucker for good live music, and attending gigs be it live local bands or DJ sets. I’m also a chess enthusiast, and I run a local Chess club with my friends! We aim to break the barrier of intimidation and make chess accessible to everyone. Lastly, my favourite pastime is to cycle and people watch while listening to music, committing to a specific album anytime I ride so that my whole environment becomes a music video 😂