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Soloman Soh

Soloman Soh

A preserver of memories and storyteller for the next generation and the next. From my generation onwards, it will be different!
In Pictures: When night falls, Haw Par Villa’s 1,000 sculptures and dioramas come alive
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In Pictures: When night falls, Haw Par Villa’s 1,000 sculptures and dioramas come alive

“The sea of bitterness has no bounds, turn your head to see the shore.” The world is the throne of evil, and as humanity goes through the cycle of sins, it is odd to say that Haw Par Villa is a place that one can get a revelation of sin.  Built in 1937, Myanmar-Chinese brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par of Tiger Balm fame erected these sculptures to educate the public on traditional Chinese folklore and mythology. It is simply unbelievable for a modern cosmopolitan like Singapore to house such a strange place like Haw Par Villa. Yet,…
A telling of gratitude through the imperfections of instant film
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A telling of gratitude through the imperfections of instant film

With the press of a single button, a piece of film slowly makes its way to the world from the inner workings of my camera. It is exciting, the brief 15 seconds that follow. As I wait for the image to develop, I take the time to try and create a connection with the person I’ve just photographed. I crack up a short conversation. Within 15 seconds, I establish an easy doorway to a potential friendship. That is the power of an instant camera. There is beauty in the imperfect nature of processed instant film. As the world in 2019 raves…
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