National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita calls Singapore photogenic

Photographer Michael Yamashita (top) posted photos of a bus zooming past the greenery at Parkroyal hotel on Pickering Street (above) and silhouettes of the supertrees at Gardens by the Bay (below) as part of a Temasek project.
Photographer Michael Yamashita (above) posted photos of a bus zooming past the greenery at Parkroyal hotel on Pickering Street and silhouettes of the supertrees at Gardens by the Bay as part of a Temasek project.PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR, MICHAEL YAMASHITA ON TEMASEK’S INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT
Photographer Michael Yamashita posted photos of a bus zooming past the greenery at Parkroyal hotel on Pickering Street (above) and silhouettes of the supertrees at Gardens by the Bay as part of a Temasek project.
Photographer Michael Yamashita posted photos of a bus zooming past the greenery at Parkroyal hotel on Pickering Street (above) and silhouettes of the supertrees at Gardens by the Bay as part of a Temasek project.PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR, MICHAEL YAMASHITA ON TEMASEK'S INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT
Photographer Michael Yamashita (top) posted photos of a bus zooming past the greenery at Parkroyal hotel on Pickering Street (above) and silhouettes of the supertrees at Gardens by the Bay (below) as part of a Temasek project.
Photographer Michael Yamashita posted photos of a bus zooming past the greenery at Parkroyal hotel on Pickering Street and silhouettes of the supertrees at Gardens by the Bay (above) as part of a Temasek project.

Having lived here in the 1970s, National Geographic's Michael Yamashita was recently in town on a project and says the landscape here is "so groomed"

Veteran National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita may have been a latecomer to digital photography, but he has taken to social media like a fish to water.

"The wonderful thing about Instagram is the immediacy of this medium," says the 69-year-old Japanese-American, who has 1.4 million followers there.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 25, 2018, with the headline 'Veteran photographer shoots 'photogenic' Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe