Back in 2007 in search of an authentic tropical lifestyle in Singapore we moved to a colonial ‘Black & White’ house at Seletar Airbase, a small airport built by the British in the 1920s.
It was a tranquil place with an abundance of flora & fauna, a variety of wild life, small single engine airplanes rattling in the sky, many interesting friendly neighbors and rustic historic buildings scattered all around.
In the same year the Singapore government notified the Seletar Camp residents about its plans to redevelop the area into a new aerospace park, would finally be implemented.
This meant that many of the old buildings, trees, plants, animals and residents would be affected and had to make way in search of economic progress.
All the images for FRACTIONS were shot at ‘Magic Hour’, during a two year period (’07-’08) and aim to capture pieces of the fading beauty of the many now demolished structures at Seletar Airbase. The photographs originate on 120 Medium Format Film and were shot using an old but perfectly working 1959 Rolleiflex T1 and a Mamiya 645 AFD using a 120mm Macro Lens.