Perhaps we are the same person, without limits, flowing through and with one another endlessly, 2022
11 x 8½" Archival pigment print
6½ x 6½" Image size
Edition of 5
Each print includes a certificate of authenticity, numbered and hand-signed by the artist.
About the Image
The title was penned in the journal as a reflection of how interconnected we truly are with all other living elements in the world. We are born, we die, we love, we hate and our similarities go ever on. Perhaps we are simply just separate branches from the same tree.
This photograph was shot using an analogue camera (Hasselblad 500cm), afterwards, it is hand manipulated on photographic print by using a needle and a light panel, and then digitalized using a digital camera.
Fueled by an enduring passion for humanity's quest for self-discovery, and the mystical realms of spirituality, I’ve been following the ebbs and flow of daily life for the past six years. This has led me to meet and explore, diverse worlds of individuals and communities as mystical as the holy Hindu Aghoris from the Pyres of Varanasi, to the vibrant inner world of cosplaying in the heartlands of Singapore, my own country.
Through the visual language of photography, I listen to people’s stories as they open their world to the light. Like a dancing duet, we create intimate visual narratives in sync with the rhythm of life and the relationships forged. With a glimpse of their wisdom received, I pass on their stories with you.
Formally, Alvin Ng is a Southeast Asian photographer currently based in Singapore who works in photography and research. His works convey a sense of intimacy and mystery based on the intricate relationship between humanity, the natural world, and the various realms of spiritualities.