Suddenly the Grass Became Greener
Self-published, Hardcover 156pp
225 x 175mm
Plant and soil experts came to Singapore in 1978 to study our soil conditions. Our harsh equatorial sun and heavy Southeast Asian rains were not favourable to growing healthy green gramineae. The rains would wash away our topsoil and leach all nutrients.The experts recommended constant layering of heavy compost fertiliser and lime to our porous soil. The gardener at Istana tested this on his lawns. Suddenly the grass became greener. - Suddenly The Grass Became Greener by Kevin WY Lee is a book of photographs made in Singapore during her 50th year as a nation, and the coincidental death of her gardener. First Edition limited to 500 copies only.
Suddenly the Grass Became Greener / Kevin Lee
Kevin WY Lee is a photographer and creative director based in Singapore. He has worked in the creative industry in Asia and Australia for almost 20 years. In 2010, he founded Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), an influential platform for Photography & Visual Arts in Asia. Through IPA, Kevin participates vigorously in photography and art across the region as a practitioner, curator and educator. In his own practice, Kevin is interested in Singapore – her temperament, aesthetic and growing pains. A broader canvas is marked by a curiosity in mortality, and how people cope with the finiteness of being mortal. Kevin has served as curator and jury for various festivals and programs, including the Angkor Photo Festival (Cambodia), WMA Masters Award (Hong Kong), Prix Pictet Award, PhotoQuai Biennale (France), Hong Kong Photobook Awards and Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards (Malaysia), to name a few. Most recently, he published a book of photographs titled Suddenly The Grass Became Greener and was the 2017 guest curator of Odessa/Batumi Photo Days Festival in Odessa, Ukraine. Kevin WY Lee is a Design Graduate from the College Of Fine Arts, University Of New South Wales, Australia.