Discover  Lifestyle   ·   22 Jan   ·   12:01 PM   ·   3 minutes Read

5 SG Street Photographers You Need To Follow On Instagram

  
Credit: @dy_travelogue, @jasongohce

Are you always on the lookout for places to go on the weekends? Maybe what you really need is a whole new way to see Singapore. That’s what these photographers, who are based in Singapore, have mastered. Never let it be said again that Singapore looks the same everywhere, or that Singapore is boring!

@dy_travelogue

There is something about her photographs that make Singapore look almost magical. They immediately create a disconnect between our sense of our Singapore and hers.

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It’s almost as if they are a window to a parallel universe like Westworld’s Singapore, where the whole of Singapore is ruled by a benevolent Artificial Intelligence programme.

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It makes you ask yourself, “Wait, I live here… ?!”

Then there are those out-of-nowhere shots that look like they belong on the front cover of a story book.

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See @dy_travelogue’s Instagram page here.

@_nguan_

You won’t find skyscrapers in Nguan’s photography, though you will find plenty of Housing Development Board (HDB) flats.

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There’s a sense of time having come to a stop when you look at Nguan’s photographs, whether they are of cats roaming an emptied-out housing estate or a simple HDB corridor.

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It makes you want to slow down and be in the present, instead of merely focusing on getting from Point A to Point B.

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See @_nguan_’s Instagram page here.

@citizen.kano

Sometimes, you come across a photographer who captures a story with each picture. Although most of his photographs are in monochrome, they are no less compelling.

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One gets a sense when looking at @citizen.kano’s photos that he always has his camera on him because he wants to be ready when something happens.

According to @citizen.kano, this old man is burning old photographs before moving house.

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He had spent decades living in the same house with his family, only to be forced to move due to unforeseen circumstances.

See @citizen.kano’s Instagram page here.

@jasongohce

@jasongohce is another guy who is constantly on the lookout for the right moment.

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Look at this picture, for instance, taken at exactly the right time a buff guy walks toward a sign featuring a cartoon coffee cup flexing its giant biceps.

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Sometimes, he even manages to catch street artists like Yip Yew Chong painting a mural.

See @jasongohce’s Instagram page here.

@nothing.but.singapore

Next up on the list is a French photographer currently based in Singapore.

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His superb composition distills the essence of Singapore into little minimalist setups.

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Those who are from outside this island may see a pleasing composition and patterns but Singaporeans will see home.

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Whether it’s those red chairs you typically see in a Singaporean kopitiam or that orange telephone which is probably destined for a museum, @nothing.but.singapore knows this island just as well as a born and bred Singaporean.

See @nothing.but.singapore’s Instagram page here.

Time For New Toys

If you like snapping photographs while having a day out with your pals, consider hopping onto Alan Photo’s website: they are having blowout discounts up to 70%!

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For example, they are selling the Fujifilm X-T100 kit with XC 15 – 45 mm lenses at nearly half price. It’s now going for a mere $669.00 as compared to its usual price of $1,099!

If you love taking portrait and landscape photographs, this mirror camera is ideal for you. It even has an articulated LCD so you can always see what you’re framing, even if you’re in an awkward position.

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Click here for Alan Photo’s listing for the X-T100!

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