2020 / (Non-Pro)

Vertical Living

  • Company
  • Photographer
    Katherine Young

More than 80% of Singapore's population live in public housing (HDB) flats. These flats are located in housing estates which are self-contained satellite towns with schools, supermarkets, hawker centres and sports facilities. Each public housing block is considered a vertical community with common area built to promote social interaction. They have become an integral part of Singapore and their architecture is something I find very interesting. One of such developments that caught my attention is located in Yung Kuang Road.

Katherine Young is an avid fine art amateur photographer. Her interest in photography started at an early age however it has only been in the last four years that Katherine took her hobby more seriously. Katherine’s real passion is black-and-white photography as she feels that monochromatic images have a surreal and timeless quality which leaves a striking impact on the viewer. Without the distraction of colour, the photograph looks cleaner and reveals the very soul of the subject.