Originally trained in Economics and the sciences, I am self-taught in the visual arts. Photography was a hobby first in 2008, and evolved into a full-time professional from 2010. 

For the next 10 years, I became a senior photographer at both The Straits Times and the Media Solutions Division of Singapore Press Holdings.

Today it has become so much more than just work or a hobby - it is a passion to create. To be able to call something your own, and take pride in it, I believe that is one of the purest motivations we can have. 

Style

I strive for vibrancy in my images, both in the technical and creative aspects. It's not just about resolution and pixels, but an attention to detail and meticulous retouching. On the creative side, I'm a big fan of artificial lighting, where I can control the mood and tone of the image. Rounding it all off with some colour grading produces a stellar image. 

Contact

Email: ted@tedchenphoto.com

Phone: +65 8782-5300

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Highlights

I love books, been at this since I learned how to. That's why I have a soft spot for book photography and jumped at the chance to shoot a stunning cover image for DJ Shan Wee's book "99 Rules for New Dads." Not only did it only hold a special connection because my son was also just born, but the creative concept was bold and the editors weren't afraid to take a risk. 

Collaboration brings out the best in us. The idea behind this photo - and won a photo contest - was actually suggested by the professional basketballer himself after seeing similar creative shoots in the NBA. No way we would've gotten this amazing shot without working together.

Personal work is so important, and I couldn't have been prouder of my "Singapore Sexy" series. I wanted to challenge the idea of the Singaporean identity. That everyday items (even plain, boring ones) also play a significant part on how we define ourselves. Check out the whole series of photos.