What is passion? It is surely the becoming of a person. Are we not, for most of our lives, marking time? Most of our being is at rest, unlived...Passion is all that is other from self...unbearable does life seem without it.
My philosophy on photography...
Photography, for me, is not about copying the world. I’m not really interested in making an accurate copy of what I see out there. I think one of photography’s strongest elements is its ability to record a part of the world, but also to integrate with the individual photographer’s aesthetic sense.
The combined result is an interpretation – and the interpretation, I think, is what is interesting – when the subject goes through the filter of an individual human mind and emerges in a changed state – not the duplication or the recording of something. That’s the spirit of the artist, the spirit of the painter. - Micheal Kenna
Seeking the connection between the meaning of life and photography. The essence of photography is not about f-stops or shutter speeds, but rather a connective visual rhythm flowing through all human beings, like a heartbeat.
1st & 2nd place Kew Junction Photographic Competiton (2005), Melbourne
1st place, Flicky Award Excellence in Photography from Oceania/Australasia, 2005
Elements, Sept 9 2008, Maremagnum Shopping Center, Barcelona, Spain
From Web to Wall, 69Smith Street Gallery , Collingwood, 24 May to 11 June 2006, Australia
Kodak Salon 2006, Centre for Contemporary Photography, 19 May to 24 June 2006, Melbourne Australia
Works featured and clients
Afar Travel Magazine (USA)
Bauer Media Group (Germany)
Sonus Faber (Italy)
Adrienne DeLoe | Web & Graphic Design (USA)
Overseas Singaporean Unit , Prime Minister’s Office, (Singapore)
IMES Management AG (Zurich)
Four-Letter Word Design Consultants (UK)
Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Madrid)
Friends of World Heritage, United Nations Foundation
The British Journal of Photography
Bending Light Magazine
Australian Digital Photography
Music video of Sydney songwriter, Peter Stein
For purchase of prints or other license inquiries, please email me at email@example.com
Getty Stock Images
Some of my pictures are available through Getty Images
Producers, poets, writers, singers, artists, musicians, photographers, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to collaborate on any projects.
Unless otherwise stated, I am the owner of the copyrights of the images
I'm a big fan of Haruki Murakami. If you like his books too, you're most welcomed to join a group I co-admin - Chasing Murakami Worlds
As featured in Jumper.it, an Italian digital web portal:
"He's Australian, is an economist, has a master in Computer Science. Except his origin (Australia is a very lively and creative country in photography, music, art), nothing makes us think about photography, but Simon Wong - Eyecatcher's his name as an artist - is one of the most beautiful discoveries of our research done through our Flickr Group. In his life he met the photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson and this definitely hit him and deeply influenced him: it made him understand that photography is not about technique, but instinct. We see with the eyes, but take photos with the heart.
A reflection, a shape, a colour, a perspective: Eyecatcher's images are pure intuition, often brilliant in their originality. His favourite subjects are nature and reflections... and in these reflections we've looked in like in a mirror: magic instants made of bright coincidences. Reflections, thoughts, emotions. To see, to touch. Life, light that make a detail alive and able to explode and reach everybody, able to escape from the sad and grey everyday life. And to stay as a strong and intense trace also when we turn the page, when we go further.
Eyecather catches the sun (the light) where nobody else find it, where nobody else see it. A precious quality, expecially when we're used to live in the dark, as it often happens." - www.jumper.it/simonwong/index.php?lang=ita
- JoinedJanuary 2005
- OccupationFreelance Photographer
- HometownMelbourne, Singapore
- Current cityMelbourne
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I encountered one of eyecatcher's images by chance, and was stunned when I followed it over to his stream. It is an impressive body of work that includes some of the most emotionally penetrating images I've seen on flickr, or anywhere else. They are evocative and poignant and mysterious: always surprising, never obviou… Read more
I encountered one of eyecatcher's images by chance, and was stunned when I followed it over to his stream. It is an impressive body of work that includes some of the most emotionally penetrating images I've seen on flickr, or anywhere else. They are evocative and poignant and mysterious: always surprising, never obvious. His technique is excellent, but that's almost beside the point. With the best of his images -- and they are many "best" -- eyecatcher transcends craft. He is a true artist who paints as much with feeling as with light.Read less
Consistently awe inspiring. If only I could copy his style, I would try. Technically perfect images combined with amazing composition and interesting meanings. A really unique contribution that I always look forward to viewing.
Capturing the essence of a particular moment in time, offering wonderful insights into how he works with his pictures and showing the most sensitive and perceptive of ideas - eyecatcher definitely lives up to his name. He continually impresses me with his range of photos and I can only aspire to be in the same league a… Read more
Capturing the essence of a particular moment in time, offering wonderful insights into how he works with his pictures and showing the most sensitive and perceptive of ideas - eyecatcher definitely lives up to his name. He continually impresses me with his range of photos and I can only aspire to be in the same league as his. eyecatcher is an excellent and worthy contributor on flickr.Read less
Eyecather's photographs are not about being pretty pictures (although they are often very beautiful) but about evoking emotion, mood or reflection. I'm often delighted and challenged by his photographs.
Eyecatcher is certainly that. When adding a photo to a group we both belong to, his images have often reached out and grabbed me. Time and again I'm amazed at what his eye and camera combine to offer.