He may be the Prime Minister of Singapore but PM Lee is an ace when it comes to social media. His Facebook Page has more than 780,000 Likes (!!!) and he’s not afraid to show
off his photos (they are the ones marked ‘Photo by me’). How is THE man talented in photography? We reveal his secret game here.
1. He has a knack for getting people to flirt with camera
Look at these 2 lads! So willing and ready to smile for the man behind the lens. Not only that, PM Lee is able to achieve some kind of poetic depth in this picture with the arch in the wall and then alleyway.
2. He’s got an eye for interesting angles and lighting
Walking past a block of shophouses? Look up, get inspired, take the camera out, and shoot the picture! Lights casting interesting shadows? All the better!
3. He plays it cool … and then hot
A spark of orange in the middle of a photo dominated by grey tones. The contrast is just … #mindblown
4. He really knows how to let the picture paint a thousand words
Stone lion guarding a temple. The stone lion is placed in the shadow so as to give it a dark, fierce look. And … as if to tell his audience the stone lion is doing its job really well … the grilles are down, telling you the temple is definitely out of bounds.
5. He makes it all look better … effortlessly!
Look at this! That sunset placed so strategically at the left, the vast expanse of green, the blue sky providing the cool contrast to the sun’s orangey tones … it’s like Mother Nature deliberately arranged all these elements together so our prime minister can put his camera’s panoramic function to good use.
6. He has a romantic, artistic soul
If you’re the sort who only has your eyes set on your daily errands, the kind who doesn’t stop to smell the flowers … would you have noticed the beauty in a puddle after the rain? Well, our PM did.
7. He loves colours and, isn’t afraid to be quirky
Who would have thought Singapore’s prime minister would walk around town with a fish-eye lens packed into his camera case?
8. He certainly has a sense of humour
No need to explain, right?
9. He is a natural in composition
Stone path set right in the centre, leading up to a little girl lost in the moment. Again, Mother Nature was very cooperative and got her trees and sky to behave.
10. He knows how to create visual interest
Bridge and pavilion perfectly reflected in the water. The setting sun and twilight in muted tones. Stillness and change captured so well in the same picture.
Seriously, sir, your photography game is on point. We are in awe.
Follow the man on Facebook (you mean you have not?!?) by clicking the pic below:
25 Nov 2016