mike-tan

mike-tan

We all look at the same scene, but we don't all see the same things.

That about sums up one of the major philosophies that guide my thought about photography. I don't mean to say therefore that there is anything special in the way I see things, but just that the common and mundane, the everyday that we all take for granted, often can be seen in another angle, in another light, if only we were not so inured to the common-sense notions of what the world should be. On a technical level, again, I am also fascinated by the way our minds construct what we think we see, and that is often why photos never turn out the way the seem to look when we're there.


On these pages, you will find some of the best photos I have taken over the recent few years. I will not claim a long photographic history or specialized training, just my own hobbyist pursuits and inspiration gleaned from admiring the efforts of other photographers out there.

These photographs are all available for sale. Send me a message at m1ket4n [at] gmail [dot] com with your order and I will respond as soon as I can. Almost all the photographs here may be printed up to 24 inches on the longest dimension (or larger), and custom photoframing can be arranged too.

If you don't want to buy, but would like to leave me a kind note, you can also email me at the address above. The following should not need to be said, but it has to, in today's age of internet-based sharing and copying. I retain all rights to photographs published here. What this means is, while I appreciate that you would like my photos enough to include it in derivative work, or simply place it on your desktop as wallpaper, such use is not sanctioned unless you have express written permission from me.

I am available for commissions too. Send me an email and let me know what you want to do. I'm currently based in Singapore.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the photographs as much as I enjoyed producing them.

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