Ted Chen - photographer, artist, writer from SingaporeI take pride as a visual artist with almost 7 years of professional experience. I started off with three years as a reporter and later a photojournalist at The Straits Times, where my multimedia work helped garner a Gold for Best in Online Media at the 2011 IRFA Asia Digital Media Awards. Editorial work brought me to Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia and Malaysia, in addition to covering local major events such as the Singapore Grand Prix, National Day Parade, and the 2011 General Elections. Over time I developed an affinity towards portraits, intrigued by how people are only separated by nuances, but that a photo of someone cannot be copied by another person.

Recently, I’ve been keen to explore unconventional imagery, first in the abstract contributions to the tribute photo book “Thank You, Mr Lee,” after the passing of Singapore’s first Prime Minister. In 2016, I released a fully self-funded personal project – titled SGXY – which everyday fashion with seemingly mundane items, concluding that Singapore culture is sexy.

Clients:

Singapore Press Holdings | Singapore International Foundation | Singapore Cancer Society | HR Magazine | Ministry of National Development | Chu Cheong | Dodo Fishball | City Developments Limited | People’s Association |

Beyond the Image

In every project, I do my best to offer value beyond the image. Some of which include, but not limited to, are:

  • Writing/Scripting. Before photography, I put my heart into literature and also hold a degree in Creative Writing. Am more than happy to weave some flavourful words to accompany a photo series, if needed.
  • Digital Compositing. Constantly learning to become an expert-level wielder of Photoshop, I look forward to tackling digital imaging and manipulation challenges.
  • Social Media Blasts. The more word gets out, the better. Be it part of a large campaign or a short company statement, I will use my social media channels to spread the message.  
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