Ernest Wu uses the camera as a tool for meditation, exploring the possibilities of image-making. His work challenges traditional ways of looking at photography and explores unconventional methods of creating images structured around the limitations of the camera. His projects adopt these unique methods to explore questions of existence and the mortal nature of things. By adapting ideas from painting and zen Buddhism, his poetic images aim to see the world as it truly is and not what we think it is.
Ernest studied film at Ngee Ann Polytechnic from 2008 to 2011 and graduated in 2018 from Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media with a BFA (Hons) in Photography and Digital Imaging. His work has been exhibited in festivals and exhibitions internationally in Auckland, Dali, Paris and Singapore. For his work, he was awarded the Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Photography 2018.