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Cig Harvey’s Magical and Inspiring Portraits

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Cig Harvey is an editorial and fine art photographer whose works invokes a series of sensory experiences. One glance at her images often inspires a sense of magic and optimism. Through the use of vibrant colors and deliberate yet simple settings, a sense of wonder, delight and beauty is conveyed that allows readers to connect with the natural world.

Bleak Fashion Story Focuses on a Dominant/Submissive Relationship

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Quentin Shih a.k.a Shi Xiaofan is a fine art photographer who focuses on portrait, fashion and commercial photography. Shih started out taking photographs of his musician friends and artists before gradually moving into fashion and commercial photography. He is a self-taught photographer and he currently lives and works between Beijing and New York. His visual style is often dreamy and bleak at the same time, with a focus on storytelling as he believes readers should always read beyond what is seen in a photograph.

Zhang Jingna, Singapore/Los Angeles

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Zhang Jingna was born in the suburbs of Beijing, to a sporting family. At the age of eight, she moved to Singapore with her family and attended the prestigious Raffles Girls’ School. She left two years later to pursue a degree in fashion design and got acquainted with photography. Within a year, she was approached by Ogilvy & Mather to do a shoot for Mercedes Benz Taiwan and became a regular contributor for Haarpers Bazaar Singapore. She went on to become the youngest recipient of Fellowship in the Masters’ Photographers Association (UK) in 2009. Her clientele includes Montblanc, Canon, Elle and various international publications. She is currently represented in Toronto and North America by Suzy Johnston & Associates.

Q&A: Kevin Ou, Los Angeles

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Kevin Ou is a celebrity and commercial photographer, originally from Singapore, but now based in Los Angeles. He has shot for a wide range of clients, including Rolling Stone, People, Surface, Entertainment Weekly, Lego, BMW and General Motors.

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How would you describe your photography journey to date? Where do you see yourself moving forward?
‘My photography journey has definitely been a fun and challenging one. The successes don’t come without failures. Before I made it to this stage, I spent many years working overtime just to get my work out and there were many times I’ve come close to being broke. It was not an easy journey, but it was definitely worth it. Now, as I move forward, my head is in creating a legacy to leave behind. I am embracing my talents as an entrepreneur more. I am focusing on my business venture (Modern Home + Living). I am starting to move into directing music videos and commercials. I am expanding to work more in Asia. And I am looking to do more non-profit projecs to give back to the community’.

Q&A: Kevin WY Lee, Singapore

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Kevin WY Lee is a street and documentary photographer and founder of Invisible Ph t grapher Asia. Kevin is also Creative Director/Partner at SPOON, a creative studio in Singapore.

Q&A: Alvin Tang, Singapore

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Alvin Tang is an advertising photographer based in Singapore. He is represented by Stone Camera Management, with clients including Asia-Europe Foundation, Ministry of Manpower, Playeur Journal and Men’s Folio.

Q&A: Alecia Neo, Singapore

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Alecia Neo graduated from the Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media with a major in Photography and Digital Imaging. With a great love for people and cultures, her work is often about common human experiences of alienation and loneliness, dislocation and belonging, and the search for self. Portraiture is the main focus of her work. Her latest body of work, Home Visits has received a Honorable Mention in the 2009 Berenice Abbot Prize by juror Tim B. Wride, Curator of the Department of Photographs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Presently, she is working on a collaborative book project on Paralympics.

Q&A: Deanna Ng, Singapore

Deanna Ng is a freelance photographer specialising in documentary, portraits and off-beat travel photos. In 2006, Ng was selected as an International Participant for the Prestigious Missouri Photo Workshop by the University of Missouri. As she started photography late in her life, she believes in teaching photography to the youth. She has taught in numerous schools in Singapore and also at Objectifs: Centre for Photography and Filmmaking. Her clientele includes Ink Publishing, the Australian High Commission and the Singapore Tourism Board among others. Her photographs have also been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions in Singapore. In 2008, Ng exhibited in her first international group exhibition for The Month of Photography, Tokyo.

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