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Rosalynn Tay for Leica X-hibition, Solo Show

The local street photographer braves parts unknown for her intriguing series for the photography exhibition.

May 17, 2016 | By Shatricia Nair

Armed with one camera and boundless imagination, seven artists shot and presented 21 stunning photographs and artwork at the Leica X-hibition. The seven artists in question – Bu Shukun, Rosalynn Tay, Alwyn Loh, Janice Wong, Theseus Chan, Joan Leong and David Teo – captured unforgettable memories with the new Leica-X, each vastly different. We zoom in on one Leica maestro in particular here, Rosalynn Tay.

Leica X-hibition_Rosalynn Tay

Rosalynn Tay put her experience of street photography to good use, bringing to life untouched cultures of the world. For the exhibition, she traveled to parts unknown, documenting genuine interactions in countries marred by poverty and environmental woes, such as Ethiopia (the subject of her solo show, which also features work shot on a Leica, this time the Leica-M, as seen below), Cuba and Papua New Guinea.

Rosalynn Tay Solo Show Leica M

“I love shooting the street and people because I am curious and inquisitive. I love to immerse, see and engage them. I want to figure out how things work and relate to each other. It is through constant observation, listening and questioning, that ideas are born,” said the photographer.

Leica X-hibition_Rosalynn Tay

Tay, who began her foray into photography two years ago after purchasing her first Leica M240 with a 35mm Summilux lens, has always wanted to make a difference to the world by documenting the colorful cultures of people and unpredictability of Mother Nature. “I derive a lot of joy by capturing their images and immortalizing them in my photographs,” she said.

The Leica X-hibition runs from now till the 22nd of May 2016 at the Leica Galerie @ Raffles Hotel Arcade. (Address: 328 North Bridge Rd, Raffles Hotel Arcade #01-18, 188719)

You can view more of Rosalynn Tay’s work at her solo exhibition “Ethiopia”, running from 26 May – 11 July 2016 at the same venue.

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