A photographer based in Singapore, Deng Weizhong picked up photography by chance and subsequently a dSLR during an exchange program to Japan in 2008. That same year saw him taking an extensive series of trips to nearly 30 prefectures covering most of Japan’s rural and urban landscapes, and also resulted in several successful solo photography exhibitions in Japan.
Apart from a combination of simple and refined elements, his work are also commonly characterised by possessing a certain level of illusory aesthetic qualities. Being a self-taught photographer right from the beginning, Weizhong has managed to break free from established ideas and rules, but instead had to rely on practical experience and constant experimentation to achieve the level of imagery he was aspiring for.
Despite having only 3 years of experience, Weizhong has already earned a number of accolades under his belt.
In 2010, he was awarded the runner up in the Celebration Asia! category in the Travel Without Borders photography competition organised by award-winning travel magazine Asian Geographic Passport. His works were also showcased at the OneAsia Festival 2010 organised by renowned Asian Geographic magazine and were also on display at ION Orchard’s art gallery, ION Art, Singapore in the CapitaLand-National Geographic Channel photography contest.