While pursuing his pre-med degree at South Hampton College, he learned photography by studying under Ansel Adams, neoplasticism from Ilya Bolotowsky, and abstract expressionism from William DeKooning.
"My mother wanted me to be a doctor, and I wanted to be an artist and photographer," said Singer, "so my mother said, 'You can have two majors. As long as one is pre-med, I don't care what you do.' "
Singer, who had been taking photos since he was 15, took his second major in summer classes and electives. "I've been doing street photography for a couple of years (photos of graffiti or spray can art)," Singer said. "I specialize in printing giclee, a process which makes it look more like a painting than a photograph. I eliminate all the extraneous elements and focus on the image itself. I want all the details, like cracks in the bricks, and flaking on the paint, to be seen in my photography."
Singer has also moved on to create handmade, leather-bound limited books of his work and three-dimensional pieces as well. Pieces from Singer are on display in the rotunda of the William Brennan County Courthouse in Jersey City until March 9. Singer's display is the first by a single artist since the court house started hosting art shows last fall.