Whenever I need inspiration for my projects, I always talk to myself. The young boy in the photo is a representation of the younger me when I was still living in Malaysia. Being Malaysian Chinese, I have experienced inequity and racial discrimination. I felt my voice constantly being suppressed and remain unheard. Photography thus becomes an outlet where I can voice my opinions.

This series was shot to serve as my commentary on the social-political happenings in my hometown of Pengerang, Malaysia. Unfortunately, Pengerang is currently undergoing serious environmental destruction due to the construction of an oil refinery. The scenarios presented in the images are heightened realities. Through the manipulation of the metaphorical relationship between the environment and myself, these meticulously composited imageries also aim to criticize the political situation in contemporary Malaysia.

每当我需要创作灵感的时候,我就会和自己对话。相片中的男孩代表了我对童年自我的一种意象表达。身为马来西亚华人,我亲身体验了不平等待遇与种族主义,即使有再多的不满都因为被打压而无法得到释放。摄影因此成为了我发表见解的最佳管道。

我的家乡边佳兰目前正面对石化工业的严重威胁,我希望透过影像中呈现的超现实情境加以隐喻我对发生在边佳兰的社会与政治课题所做出的评论。