In this article we take a look at some of the best photographers in Singapore covering professional fine art photography and commercial photographers.
John Clang (Fine Art)
John Clang is the protégée of the renowned fine art photographer Chua Soo Bin. He graduated with a MFA Fine Arts from the LASALLE College of the Arts in 2015. His artistic concept is based on his fascination on time, displacement and existence with humans at the center stage.
As a visual artist specializing in photography and film, John has won multiple Cannes Lions awards for his most acclaimed work – ‘Being Together’ (2010 – 2012). The emotionally charged photo series revolved around families divided by distance and reunited for a family portrait through digital projections of a Skype call. Another notable series of work is the nostalgic ‘The Land of My Heart’, where Singapore Airlines Girls wearing the iconic sarong kebaya were photographed in familiar locations, such as a wet market or HDB block carpark.
John’s photographs have been chosen to be part of the permanent collections at the Singapore Art Museum and National Museum of Singapore. He has had solo exhibitions at major galleries such as Bank Gallery, Los Angeles (2003), Peking Fine Arts, Beijing (2012) and National Museum of Singapore (2013). He has also participated in group exhibitions including Proud Galleries, London (2002), Singapore Art Museum (2009), CCC Strozzina, Florence (2014) and Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York (2014).
Even after his booming success, John continues taking risk in his strive towards creating new photographs that change the landscape dynamically. He currently lives and works in New York, US.
PHOTO CREDITS: http://johnclang.com/
Darren Soh (Architecture)
Born and based in Singapore, Darren is an independent photographer recognized for his landscape and architecture photography. With an array of personal, editorial and commercial projects under his belt, Darren is adept in every aspect of photography. Aside from photographing architecture, Darren has also been documenting spaces that are on the verge of disappearing. His latest project, In the Still of the Night (While You Were Sleeping), features places in Singapore that are devoid of residential commercial or industrial developments. The large-scale collection of nocturnal landscapes was displayed at The Esplanade, Singapore in 2015.
With his photographic works collected by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore and National Museum of Singapore, Darren has gained significant local recognition. He has also won several international awards, including Paris’ Prix de la Photographie, Commonwealth Photographic Awards, International Photography Awards (Architecture Category). He was named as one of the PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to watch in 2009 by the Photo District News Magazine (PDN).
Darren’s stunning photographs have been showcased in key exhibitions around the world. His documentation of the Singapore General Election 2011 was displayed in Singapore’s Leica Store and the renowned Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Netherlands.
PHOTO CREDITS: http://www.darrensoh.com/
Suasti Lye (Editorial)
Best known for her editorial photography, Suasti has carried her passion in capturing beautiful human interactions from New York to Singapore. Her portfolio boasts a range of high-profile commercial clients, including Dove, Sephora, NBC Universal, Cosmopolitian, Yahoo!, and Bausch & Lomb.
Her innate talent in portrait and lifestyle photography is also extended to personal projects such as family photo shoots. With a huge positive feedback from her previous clients and her renowned warm and accommodating personality, Suasti is certainly an excellent choice if you are looking for a professional photographer to capture special moments in an event or the perfect portrait.
PHOTO CREDITS: http://www.suastilye.com/
Tay Kay Chin (Photojournalism)
Kay Chin is a highly acclaimed photographer who has been under the limelight in the documentary and photojournalistic industry. In 1992, he graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in photojournalism. He furthered on as a photographer and presentation editor for The Straits Times, Singapore and The Sun, USA.
Kay Chin’s outstanding photographs in his project, Panoramic Singapore, has earned him the tile of one of 12 Hasselblad Masters of the world in 2003. He held major exhibitions in China, Australia, Bangladesh, South Korea and China. His works have also been collected by prominent institutions such as the European House of Photography, Paris; Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Les Amis Group in Singapore, as well as private collectors.
PHOTO CREDITS: http://eastpix.com/blog/
Vinay Busi (Wedding / Corporate & Events)
Vinay is an exceptional event photographer to go to if you are looking to document some memories for a wedding, corporate or personal events. Aside from his deep understanding of the technical skills – light, composition, aperture and shutter. Vinay has the innate ability to candid moments that transports you into the event.
Vinay is highly professional and brings a personality that puts his subjects at ease, enabling him to find the right angles and moments to snatch exquisite shots in time.
PHOTO CREDITS: http://memorymusk.com
Christopher O’Grady (Architectural & Interior Photographer)
PHOTO CREDITS: http://chrisogrady.com
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