• The world through my lens.

  • Photography is the recording of strangeness and beauty with beguiling precision.


  • She had a wild heart, almost, insane. A dream catcher soul and a rainbow for a brain.

    Qiu Fanyuan

    Undergraduate, Year 2

    Fanyuan is a Year 2 Industrial and Systems Engineering student at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Despite her background in engineering, she is strongly passionate about photography and design. In her free time, she enjoys exploring various means to express her creativity and documents her results on Instagram.


    Her Instagram account @squirreldiaries was featured twice by Instagram as a suggested user. As of January 2016, she has 51k followers.


    She is inquisitive by nature and yearns to venture out into the unknown, learning from myriad sources from books to documentaries. Above all, she wishes to express her view of the world through the perspective of her lens.



    • Advance Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
    • Basic Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    • Basic Adobe Illustrator CC


    • Digital Photography
    • Film Photography
    • Videography
    • Designs


    • English
    • Chinese

    "Every experience, good or bad, is a priceless collector's item"


    National University of Singapore

    Industrial and Systems Engineering, Undergraduate

    August 2014 - Present

    • NUS Photographic Society - Project Director (2014-2015)
    • Ridge View Residential College - Student Fellow (2015-2016)

    Anderson Junior College

    General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

    February 2012 - December 2013
    2 Distinctions (H2 Math, H1 Economics)

    • Anderson JC Photographic Society - Chief College Photographer (2012-2013)

    Montage 2015 Photo Festival

    Project Director



    MONTAGE Photography Festival is the annual flagship event of The Photographic Society of National University of Singapore (NUSPS). It is a series of photography events, usually comprising workshops, seminars, a competition and an exhibition.


    Theme: Reminiscence; Moments today, memories tomorrow.


    • Share the world of photography with members of the public and spark greater interest in photography
    • Enable the young photographers to explore new skills and develop in photography
    • Serves as a medium for NUSPS to engage with the local photography community in order to contribute to the growing photographic scene in Singapore.


    • Overall in-charge of planning and execution of event
    • Collateral design alongside the Creative Director
    • Web management


    • 61 new page likes, approximately 254 participants for workshops and seminars and over a thousand submissions
    • Full Report

    Building and Construction Authority

    Temporary Assistant

    Mar 2014 - Jul 2014

    • Drew building profiles using Photoshop for audited buildings.
    • Drew maps of various areas as requested using Photoshop, receiving praises from various directors.
    • Efficiently checked through Excel sheets of audited buildings.

    Vitol Asia Pte Ltd


    Jul 2015, Dec 2015

    • Greet guests, in person or on the telephone.
    • Handle telephone inquiries.

    Prudential #InstaSGLifeMatters


    Instagram Competition organised by Prudential Assurance Company Singapore.


    Top 10


  • More on Instagram


  • @squirreldiaries

  • If there is no feeling, you will not achieve the perfect shot. It's not only about photography here, it's about showing the world, from my point of view​.