The things we throw away tell much about who we are. Dustbins are, essentially, a part of one’s personal space, almost akin to a type of ‘identity autopsy’. Through photographs of trash and their environment, viewers are exposed to things owned and disowned by different people. Hopefully these 'trashy portraits' will form a reality check for all of us.
Zinkie Aw is interested in recording culture visually, specifically looking at how a population interacts with trends and lifestyles in a world that keeps re-defining itself. Her photo series are flamboyant ways in which she thinks aloud. Besides conceptual photography, she enjoys street photography.