Home-grown photographer Audi Khalid shows, through his pictures, what it means to be living in this concrete jungle we call home.
What does Singapore look like through the eyes of a millenial? For the answer, we gave 30 year-old photographer-slashinfluencer Audi Khalid the task of defining what home means through his lens. Audi’s previous shot of the heartland garnered the attention of prime minister Lee Hsien Loong (story behind), making him a prime candidate for this assignment. The result, presented here, is an interesting collage of a modern metropolis co-existing harmoniously with segments of lush greenery and low rise colonial architecture.
The 30 year-old photographer is co-founder of the Urban Aperture studio, and has been dabbling in cameras since the age of eight.
“One of the byproducts of a country in rapid development is the juxtaposition of past and present, not just in terms of old shophouses versus HDB ﬂats and modern architecture, but also in the lifestyle and mentality of the old and young, the progressive and the traditional.”
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“Singapore’s greatest artistic endeavour, to me, is in successfully designing spaces that merge not just the old and new but nature and high-rise living as well. This densely populated urban environment becomes a sight of beauty when there is a balance of life, culture and greenery, all co-existing together seamlessly.”
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It’s not every day that a prime minister responds to your Facebook post, so, when PM Lee Hsien Loong decided to share one of Audi’s shots, taken in Bukit Merah, it gave him satisfaction knowing that his works are helping people to appreciate life in Singapore. Follow Audi on his instagram @audikhalid.
text and photography AUDI KHALID