Singapore is known as one of the easiest places to do business in the world. For starters, it consistently ranks among the highest gross domestic product in the world per capita. It also exists as the 3rd largest foreign exchange center in the world, and because of these factors, success has become a part of Singapore’s identity. But this didn’t happen overnight. Overcoming many turbulent years of foreign occupation and lacking the size and natural resources as the countries around it, The Lion City embraced hard work and international trade to emerge as one of the greatest centers of economic growth in Asia. Nowadays, this city-state is one of the first places one can think of when considering business hubs around the world, and for the many businesses that call it home, competition is inherent to existence. This makes corporate photography in Singapore one of the most important services a company can seek, for it not only has the ability to portray the best possible image for a business, but also quite often exists as its first impression towards many potential customers, shareholders, and employees. Identity, reliability, and camaraderie all weigh heavy in what becomes a company’s image to the public, yet corporate photography also brings a sense of humanity to the business world that can go a long way in establishing trust.
At Wonderful Machine we define corporate photography as broadly encompassing the world of business, often showing people dressed in business attire in business environments doing business-like things. This can be shot in reportage, lifestyle, portrait, or conceptual styles. Here is a list of the seven best corporate photographers in Singapore.
Jonha Sue is a dynamic photographer who is very dedicated to creating images that his clients can sell. Beginning his craft by assisting prominent photographers, Jonha brought their decisive actions and outcome-focused efficiency into what has become a very prolific career:
It takes a skilled photographer to be able to style, direct and frame the shot professionally to bring out the candid moment of corporate portrait photography.
Jonha’s images show a fluid ability to capture people within their own business environment as well as a studio to bring out their best qualities. Using quick judgment in either setting, he allows their personalities to glow and often captures them in the midst of actions that further introduce them to the world. Jonha’s skill in bringing out the humanity in everyone he photographs conveys the enthusiasm and teamwork that translates into the confidence of a business that potential customers and partners will notice first. He also writes editorials about his craft, including several about the value of corporate photography in Singapore.
Sam Chin utilizes activity to show the best side of the businesses he photographs, often catching subjects speaking, laughing, and most importantly, engaging with one another. This shows a team that is serious about what they do, yet also presents them in a very down-to-earth manner where we can actually imagine ourselves working with them. His work often incorporates a Lifestyle edge, embracing positive emotions and interactions. Sam shoots all kinds of work settings, as well, from office to industrial to educational. What they all have in common is Sam’s eye for naturalistic lighting and his knack for capturing people in their best spirits.
Carlina Teretis is a self-taught photographer who began by working in the corporate world. Perhaps it is through her experience working within the environments that she shoots that makes her so able to provide a notably candid approach to capturing her subjects. You can tell their laughs are genuine, their surprise is authentic, and their interest in what they are doing is real. She also is very active in mentoring younger photographers and partners with Nikon Singapore to hold workshops for promising young talents.
As the founder of Capture Asia Photography, Ricky Gui is as hardworking as the city he lives in. This is probably his secret to bringing such a sense of pride out of the people he photographs.
A photographer’s journey is not effortless. The strength that keeps me going is the burning passion and the desire to capture more captivating images.
With experience of shooting many diverse businesses, Ricky’s work centers on people existing within their element. One could say everyone is working, but with Ricky Gui behind the camera, it’s a lot easier to find everyone flourishing by doing what they do best. It’s an authentic sense of pride, which is the best thing a corporate photographer in Singapore can capture in a business. Ricky Gui’s Capture Asia Photography is also award-winning, most notably for ‘Best Photographer’ is the SkyVille @ Dawson Photo Competition.
As anyone could see in her long list of glowing testimonials for Oh Dear Studio, Melody Ling is efficient as she is pleasant to work with. Because of her strong background in portraiture, Melody is an expert in directing a shoot, quickly pinpointing effective poses, and working with her subjects to bring their personalities out through wardrobe and environment. This makes her a perfect match for corporate photography in Singapore, where both life and business happen fast! The result is an unmistakable sense of these individuals being at ease with themselves and with one another. Though her backdrops and settings are quite diverse within the spacious Oh Dear Studio, everyone presented in the work of Melody Ling is at their best and happy to be who they are, with dignity and a readiness to get started.
As a commercial photographer for two decades, Rory Daniel has become an expert at shooting businesses and the people who work within them. This experience gives his work a masterful quality across the diverse settings he captures, yet Rory’s success is also due to the focus he brings to each shoot
Every shot is carefully considered through the filter of what the purpose is.
Always keeping the end result in mind, Rory is passionate about presenting an image that his clients can actually use. With a strong emphasis on color, he creates a bold and confident mood in the atmosphere he captures his subjects. To add to this, you can often see a look of excitement in their eyes in being presented in such an assured way.
Beginning as a filmmaker, Juliana Tan shows that she is a dedicated storyteller in everything she photographs. Having spent time in both New York and Los Angeles working on countless photo shoots as an assistant, Juliana utilizes lighting and color as second nature in her work and the results are often stunning. Now settled in Singapore, Juliana brings a unique focus towards the individuals she photographs, tapping into a seemingly limitless well of creativity to find, or even create, the perfect environment to allow each personality to shine. As striking in traditional approaches as she is in youth-oriented settings, Juliana is easily one of the most versatile corporate photographers in Singapore, able to reflect the special magic of each business outwards to a world waiting for it.
In a city as fast-paced as Singapore, to the point of being known for literally having the fastest walkers in the world, first impressions matter. They not only introduce a company but also present a confident face of an organization that you can trust. With these sharp-minded champions of corporate photography in Singapore, any business would be stepping out with its best foot forward within a city built on the philosophy of working with the world.