Photo Essay: Forty and Some Things, by Peter Teh

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Next year I will be turning 40. So will 2 of my friends. The initial idea of this essay was to make a series of pictures exploring how we engage and confront our loneliness and how we embrace solitude.

Rekha is an ex-drug addict and lived on the fringe of society for over 10 years. She is now in the midst of adapting to her new life and finding her new identity. Andrew, once care-free and adventurous as a young man, now questions purpose and place. I fell in love with a man who didn’t see a future together. I am now learning to love again and to accept myself for who I truly am.

As the essay developed, it became not merely a dialogue with loneliness, but a story of longing.

Photographs & Text: Peter Teh, Malaysia/Singapore. Website:

Forty and Some Things, by Peter Teh was made during the IPA Mentorship Program. Click to view: More Mentorship Projects.

The IPA Mentorship Program is a distance learning photography mentorship initiative by Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) for those who wish to further their personal photographic vision and goals. More info:


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