Light is like water

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by Jasmine Seah, Jennifer Koh

Synopsis

Inspired by Jen's photographs—inscribed with a vigorous love for the mundane and the momentary—Jasmine writes her poems, not exactly describing the pictures, yet making a connection to them. 

The pictures were first taken when Jen was studying abroad. But where is this book, you may ask. And the two of them will tell you that it's everywhere.

"We like that, having no particular point of reference, and taking each day as it comes to find that place. No, it's not Singapore, and it's not England. Some of it is Thailand and Vienna, but it doesn't make a difference. There are harder places to map."

About the Poet

Jasmine Seah lives with her homicidal pet fish, Wendy. In her secret other life, Jasmine teaches and reads the newspapers, while frequently experiencing intense cravings for asparagus and/or chilli crab. She often wishes for colder climes and windy mornings. Her mum makes the world's best pai kuat (roasted pork ribs).

About the Photographer

Jennifer Koh, 23, teacher and low-tech camera geek, hates big and fancy tools although she owns one herself. She is a fan of indie music and Rilke's Ninth Duino Elegy. Always in search of an unbroken piece of sea, she loves to spend her free time with friends and taking polaroids. She is currently looking for people to play football with.

Review

The visuals, of which many are casual polaroids, are wistful, evocative and often romantic. Clear summer skies and grainy void decks; rolling English fields and Singaporean bougainvillea blooming on overhead bridges - both the local and the foreign are captured with a dreamy tenderness.
– The Straits Times

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ISBN: 978-981-05-7403-1
Published: 2007
Dimension: 190 x 190mm
Extent: 72
Finish: Paperback

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