I found myself in Singapore last week with an afternoon free to make photographs. It’s a beautiful city, and I was staying near the Marina Bay – an area filled with modern architecture. Although this isn’t my typical subject matter, I decided to follow my own advice and give myself an assignment to photograph the surrounding buildings.
So, I started with the obvious – the prominent, glass high-rises. (The objective is to get out and start making images, which will, in turn, spark another idea and keep the momentum moving forward.)
Then, I started noticing interesting reflections in the surrounding buildings.
As I passed the ArtScience museum, I couldn’t help but stop to photograph some details of the building.
And the roof of the durian fruit-shaped building – The Esplanade, was quite interesting.
Then, I decided to change perspective (literally) by stepping into one of the buildings and taking the elevator to higher ground.
I found the port too interesting to pass up.
“I try not to limit myself too strictly to an assignment when I go out and photograph, because I never know what images might resonate at some point in the future. I might not understand the images that I make today, and it’s only in hindsight that I can discover their meaning and their relationship to my life at the time that I made them.”
On the walk back to the hotel, I decided to branch out and try to include some people in my images. I have enjoyed playing with my tilt-shift lens, and liked the way that I could include people yet hide their identity.
Have a great weekend. : )