EXCLUSIVE: Our Interview with Qi Wei

Photos courtesy of Qi Wei Qi Wei, a photographer from Singapore, has astounded us with his 'Exploded Flowers' series (which was r...

Photos courtesy of Qi Wei


Qi Wei, a photographer from Singapore, has astounded us with his 'Exploded Flowers' series (which was recently featured in Boston.com!)
From flowers to playgrounds, the photos clearly speak for themselves.

Read on for the interview and more images!





Hi Qi Wei! Tell us a bit about yourself (try to make it funny)
Well, when I was in secondary school I think my art teacher probably thought I was kind of hopeless at art :) But somehow I found that creating art can be quite fun and rewarding.

Why photography?
Photography is a great mix of science and art - just the way I like it!



Exploded Flowers


Constructing Sky


Inversion

What equipment do you use?
Currently I use a Leica M9 with mostly my 50mm summilux (non-asph) and 90 mm summicron (non-asph)

What are your favourite tools and subjects/objects to work with?
My favourite tool will be my camera of course. Subjects are anything which I have an interest with, or something which I think I can visualise differently.


Panographies

Where do you get your ideas and inspirations from?
Ideas come out of the blue sometimes, others are from thinking about others' work - and I try not to read too much photography related books, and look at art in general.

We love your 'Exploded Flowers' series. What will you 'explode' next?
I will still be continuing somewhat on the flowers theme - but I have a couple other projects which I am still in the midst of - and they are still life / flowers unrelated :)


Old Singapore playgrounds

If you could only work with one colour, which one would it be?
If I can only work in one color - it will have to be gray. Different shades of gray for sure.

What would you do if you've won a million dollars?
If I had a million bucks - get a digital medium format camera of course! (this is after the humdrum things like paying off mortgage, insurance etc etc)

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