Pro(ana)logue is the first exhibition of its kind, showcasing what professional photographers can achieve with analogue film cameras in their "playground". These cameras may be deemed as a toy to many but when placed in the right hands, they can be a powerful creative tool used to capture priceless moments and ignite emotions.
This showcase features 4 Singaporean professional photographers who work in different areas of specialties.
Skye Tan was born in Singapore, and graduated with a diploma in Photography from the Temasek Polytechnic School of Visual Communications. Being referred to as the “new wave” of fashion photographers by people in the industry these days, Skye’s work has surfaced not only in many fashion magazines and campaigns in Singapore, but other Asian regions such as China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia as well. His works have been featured in magazines such as Harpers Bazaar, L’Officiel, Style, Arena, August, Men’s folio, Icon, Female, and Citta Bella.
Brian, filmmaker and resident photographer at the galeria, specializes in concept bridal and actual day wedding photography taken exclusively in available light. Much of Brian’s works have been inspired by cinema works of directors like Giuseppe Tornatore, Mira Nair and Wong Kar-Wai. Brian’s unique style of cinematic-inspired photography has brought him to weddings in different corners of the world, documenting diverse wedding cultures of people from different walks of life. Brian is currently the silver medalist for Photographer of The Year 2010 award for the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photo Journalist Association (AG|WPJA)
Thomas helped to found a street children shelter home / foundation ( Yayasan Pendidikan Ramah Anak Bangsa) with a group of local volunteers in Indonesia. It was extremely difficult to set up such a facility, especially in Makassar the capital city of South Sulawesi where corruption and injustice are there to stay.
They have an organisation in Cambodia called Domnak Thom Centre of Enabled Learning whereby they partner with the local community in helping the local people.
As a commercial photographer he has worked with name brands such as Tiger Airways. On the personal front, he has participated in various projects and exhibitions. Recently, he will be in 10dollarSOS exhibition whereby 10 photographers from 10 different countries will be exhibiting their works.
Pierce graduated as a film-maker, but instead chose a career in photography. In his most recent project, pro(ana)logue, he goes back to his roots and shoots a commercial music video with the lomokino. He hopes that through this project, more would come to view a lo-fi camera as a viable creative tool for commercial works.
One of his “missions” is to promote film photography, he feels that there is certain aspect of film photography that is hard to achieve with digital. And shooting film puts the thinking back into the shooting process. Thus he started a retail shop selling film cameras and film rolls. Hoping that through this, more can be educated and interested in film photography.
Presented by Snapshop Asia and pro(ana)logue.