Singaporean photographer Zinkie Aw believes every click of the shutter, be it instinctive or deliberated, is an observation of life via photography.
Her documentary and conceptual photo series are flamboyant ways in which she thinks aloud, and these concern issues that are close to her heart that she wants to share with the world. These works are the precipitation of careful introspection she has day-to-day, and reactions to the society that she lives in.
Zinkie's photos have been published in The Sunday Times (UK), Kult Magazine, Catalog (Singapore), Weekend Weekly (HK), 《 L a V i e ． 漂 亮 》 (Taiwan) etc. and also featured in various online news like Invisible Photographer Asia, Designboom.com, PetaPixel, PSFK and other feature sites. Her works have also also exhibited in the Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris exhibition (2013), Galeri Petronas in Kuala Lumpur (2013) and Goodsman Arts Centre, ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City locally. Additionally, she has also been selected to attend the Angkor Photo Workshop (2012), and also garnered Honourable Mentions (Lifestyle; Deeper Perspective categories) in the International Photography Awards (2013).
You may take a look at her media mentions and Tearsheets here.
Take a look at her latest series: Home Store-ies: The Other Room, National Pastime: Meet the Candi-Dates; Space Inheritance, Once Upon A Gangnam Style, and Republic of Pulau Semakau.
Zinkie is also co-producer of film Platform 1932, a documentary made in 2008 before the historical Tanjong Pagar Railway Station ceased to operate as the southern-most terminus of the Malayan Railway line.
The alumna from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information is very thankful for chances and the help that bosses, colleagues, family and friends & acquaintances who has helped her along the process of photography.
Other than conceptual work, she also enjoys events and documentary photography. On a monthly basis, she also guides participants on Street Photography at the Canon Imaging Academy (Singapore). Zinkie’s flavour of street photography takes on the banal with a quirky twist, often captured in vibrant colour palettes.
Say hello at firstname.lastname@example.org or give a poke on facebook and instagram @zonkie.
View her stuff on flickr too.
Cat-lovers like her often say: Curiosity killed the cat.
Zinkie believes, Passion brought it back.