Singapore-based photographer Hendra Lauw shares his knowledge and passion through his celebrated photoblog hendralauw.com. Despite being recognized by various award-giving bodies for his skills, there are no hints of complacency in Hendra's choice of work.
The Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens found its way to Hendra and the result is a series of photographs aimed to highlight life as a cycle we all must endure and celebrate.
- Name: Hendra Lauw
- Website: hendralauw.com
- Instagram: @dshooter
- Portfolio: portfolios.hendralauw.com
- Country: Singapore
- Lens: Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens
- Camera: Fuji X-T2
The cycle of life is about our life on earth.
From birth to death. From young to old.
A natural progression of vanishing beauty.
Life is fragile but yet life can be beautiful.
The space we live in always has this cycle of life going on. Sometimes we pay attention to it and think about it, sometimes we just take it as "that's life". Our turn will come one day.
Life and death happen among us, within our private spaces.
One goes away and one comes alive.
And the cycle continues.
Hendra wanted to showcase life as a flower: fragile, delicate and yet beautiful. The pond where the shoot happened is symbolic of our private spaces, where life -- as a cycle -- never stops. For Hendra, the delicate petals of the lotus flower emphasizes the fragility of life and how beauty lies in our vulnerabilities as human beings.
Loads of personal reflection happened during the shoot, according to Hendra. Even stating that the swirly bokeh created by the Petzval 58 adds a great bonus to this project. It swirls, it circles, just like the cycle of life.
written by crissyrobles on 2017-03-11