Although still a student, Jian Wei has experience in both sports and documentary photography. He has covered an impressive number of international sports events and brought stunning personal projects to life. Read on to see the results of Jian Wei's shoot with the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System.
Hello! Welcome to the Lomography Magazine. Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Hello! I'm Jian Wei. I'm currently an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore and I'm an aspiring photojournalist.
How did you get started with photography?
I got started with photography when I was 17 when I joined a mentorship program with Canon Singapore. Since then, I've developed a strong interest in sports and documentary photography.
How would you describe your style as a photographer?
I would say that my style and approach are simple, distinctive, spontaneous and unobtrusive.
How do you develop your skills?
I guess there's no hard and fast rule on how to improve your photography skills. I do spend time looking at images taken by photographers who have many years of experience in the field. I'm inspired by the works they produce.
Can you share with us what it was like using the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System?
I was really amazed at the quality of the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System. It managed to produce pretty sharp images and the size of it is fantastic. I was able to put the lenses in my pocket while I was out shooting, making it a breeze for me to swap to a different focal length when required.
Can you tell us more about the shoot?
The shoot was just a casual day out with my girlfriend, and it was a breeze carrying the whole Neptune Convertible Art Lens System with me. I had a DSLR and three lenses from the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System. Definitely, the most noticeable difference was the weight of the entire setup — it was so light that I would forget that I was carrying three lenses with me. Usually, I would not carry three lenses out on a casual date with my girlfriend!
I was really amazed by the quality of the images that the lenses produced. Sharp, is how I’d describe it. If you’re comfortable with manual focus, I guess it would be the perfect set-up for a “walkabout” lens.
Do you have any ongoing or upcoming projects that you would like to tell the community about?
I'm currently working with a pair of brothers who are in the trade of traditional coffin making. It's an honor to be able to document this dying trade as they're probably some of the very few left in the trade of handcrafted coffins.