Lee Chang Ming‘s photographs capture the simplicity and beauty of the everyday, the mundane and the ordinary, each picture a study in symmetry, light and mystery.
Chang Ming is a photographer in search of meaning, an artist who looks into the particular to find the universal, who looks to shine a light on that which we take for granted; a wilted rose, a half eaten biscuit, a lone swimmer, blossoms in a forest at dawn. Through his pictures we are reminded of the intimate and quiet wonder of life, of the privilege of existence and the fact that materialism is but a meaningless surface on which to reflect the wealth of our being. Instead we are asked to consider the priceless nature of things, to see, observe and reflect on passing time, the seasons and the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth.
What makes these picture beautiful is that they see things in a new way, they refresh us, obliterate our apathy and renew our faith in the ordinary. Here’s what he has to say about his work:
The kind of works that inspire me the most are simple everyday things shown in a fresh perspective, so I try to emulate that in my pictures. My photography is more led by intuition, and my favorites are usually the unexpected spontaneous moments. I don’t like to overthink while I am shooting.