Oowen is a photographer based in Singapore, with ten years of experience with camera works. He was a multimedia designer turned educator and has worked as a photographer in the UK for two years, shooting studio portraitures & still life products and covering events. Oowen’s wide-ranging experience, attention to detail and knowledge of effective photographic techniques allow him to complete a shoot from concept to post-production. His creative output also includes other areas of the multimedia aspect such as videography, desktop publishing and Fine Art printing, which enables him to have a multidisciplinary perspective to inform his creative endeavours. Oowen graduated from Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) in 2017, with Bachelor of Arts in Photography, Honours First class.
Oowen’s photographic practice explores the concept of “The Provocative Landscape” which investigates the representation of the landscape through the tourists’ eyes and question how images of cities and landscapes could provoke a reaction and thus relate to these images from the personal perspective. Drawing influences from photographers such as Ted Gore, Steve McCurry, Edward Burtynsky, Finn Beales, his images set out to examine the manipulation of its effects and the limitation of the spectacle based on our interpretation of what the landscape means to us as the tourist.
2017 – Free Range Photo Exhibition, London UK
2017 – NUA Degree Show, Norwich UK
2015 – NAFA SG50 “Vernacula_” Exhibition, Singapore
2014 – BHSS Golden Jubilee photo exhibition, Singapore