Adele chan

Leica M Ambassador

A Leica Ambassador, Editor, Author and Photographer based in Singapore, with close to 20 years of experience in the media industry, Adele is currently the Editor-In-Chief of NYLON SINGAPORE, and has also written, photographed and published three books, Editing Beauty I, II and III. She gained international recognition with a number of her works tagged as the Leica Master Shot by the Leica Fotografie International Gallery. 

"The M is the way cameras should be - back to basics. The fully manual controls force you to think of the composition and the right settings for your shot, and when you achieve that picture you envisioned, for a photographer, there's no better feeling in the world."

Munster cheong

Leica SL2 Ambassador

Munster is obsessed with the power of the visual language. He believes it has a profound influence to life and that of its symbolism, mood, emotional energy, elements, and tone can expand life by way of creating new realities and experiences for the viewer.

As a visual artist, he feels that he has major responsibilities and is always in a state of transition and self reflection, elusive from his commercial practice. The primary purpose of the visual arts is to help people not only get to know and understand something with their minds but also opening up their perceptions to the unfamiliar. Sometimes we are not able to see ourselves for who or what we really are, because we get stuck in our ways of thinking, or we often may become disillusioned. The impact of visual art often materialises in the subconscious; the audience consumes the work which provokes an innate response thus intrinsically resonating with the artist emotionally. 

"My obsession with the power of visual language, and influence of human perception begins with the SL2."

Jeryl Tan

Leica Guild Member

An autodidact photographer, Jeryl's innocuous fascination with capturing the world through his lens. He has since grown from strength to strength, having accumulated a repertoire of international brands under his stewardship, of which includes Allen & Gledhill, Accor Hotels Chain , Adobe, Contiki, Clubmed, Samsung and Red Wing Shoes. Jeryl has also given photography workshops with Apple and Jaguar and continues to enrich  the lives of others through the art of crystallizing delicate moments into photographs that will last a lifetime. 

"I live for moments captured knowing it will never happen again in the future. With an intuituve touch screen focus on SL2S, I am able to pin point the subject without having to worry there's a chance of subject  being out of focus."

Shot by Leica Guild Member, Jeryl Tan
Shot by Leica Guild Member, Jeryl Tan
Shot by Leica Guild Member, Jeryl Tan
Shot by Leica Guild Member, Jeryl Tan

Leslie Heng

Leica Guild Member

Leslie is a self-taught photographer whose interest for photography was sparked by the Instagram revolution.  

Based in Singapore, a country known for its ultra modern architecture, his works are focused on buildings and spaces with strong architectural elements like lines, symmetry, and colours. 

Leslie grew up with an affinity for the arts but only picked up the camera in 2014. When he was younger, he always enjoyed dabbling around with point and shoot cameras and mobile photography. Despite the lack of exposure to the creative industries, it was Leslie’s determination that bore the fruit when he was selected by Instagram as part their list of suggested users. He became an online sensation with a strong following on Instagram. He decided to take it a step further to produce visual content from his travels and explorations, developing a strong trait for storytelling through his visual works and creatives.
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"I love exploring and getting acquainted with new spaces through my photography. With the versality of SL2S, I feel well equipped and empowered when I go about my shoots."

Shot by Leica Guild Member, Leslie Heng
Shot by Leica Guild Member, Leslie Heng
Shot by Leica Guild Member, Leslie Heng

Hosanna swee

Leica SL2 Ambassador

Hosanna is a Creative Director based in Singapore. Photography, to her, is second nature, and has always been an integral part of her life. She seeks beauty in the mundane, approaching her subjects with authenticity and simplicity. Her photography captures moments rich in subtlety and textures. These elements, have in one way or another, influenced the way she perceives things, and the type of photographs she take. She had held 2 exhibitions at the Leica Galerie Singapore, with the most recent Challenge The Limits - (Dis)Parity of Light together with AikBeng Chia, fellow Leica Ambassador and veteran photographer.

"As an urban photographer who is highly intuitive and impulsive, I appreciate advancements which streamline my photography process. With its customisable interface, the SL2 is a great asset for me, doing away the unnecessary distractions and taking me closer to my subject. With this camera,  I witness more potential in my environment, more beauty that could easily have gone unnoticed."

Shot by Leica SL2 Ambassador, Hosanna
Shot by Leica SL2 Ambassador, Hosanna
Shot by Leica SL2 Ambassador, Hosanna

AIK BENG CHIA

Leica Q2 Ambassador

AikBeng Chia's photography captures moments rich in subtlety and textures. The longer a viewer spends with these images, the more layers unfold. Aik Beng has documented overlooked scenes in everyday Singapore lifeand wherever he travels.

Author of Tonight the Streets are Ours (2013), a monograph on Singapore’sLittle India district after dusk, SingKarPor (2015) and self published zines(2010 - ongoing).

He has also been a collaborator with brands like Apple, Leica, Fujifilm,Singapore Tourism Board and The Guardian. His works have been exhibited and published internationally.

"Point, Shoot and Repeat."

Avi Yap

Leica Guild Member

Avi Yap is a commercial photographer based in Singapore. While shooting commercials for a living, his true passion lies within documenting the lives of people on the streets.

 His photography gained international recognition after winning an award at the prestigious Lucie Foundation’s IPA awards, as well as having a number of his works tagged as Leica Master Shots by the Leica Fotografie International Galerie.

"When you use the Leica M System, every decision is deliberate. The camera will ask you if that is how you want to tell the story. The camera teaches you photography."

KC Eng

Leica SL2 Ambassador

KC is a self-taught Singaporean Photographer, with over 15 years of experience. He spent his formative years in Singapore and was trained in Electronics Computer Engineering before embarking on his first career as Radar Specialist with The Republic of Singapore Air Force.

KC remembered vividly, the moment when he knew what he truly wanted to do - it was the close of an ordinary work day when he caught the sun setting against the background of fighter jets, and he has been chasing light and shadows since he launched his full-time commercial photography career in 2003, and strives in his work to portray the juxtaposition of light, shadows, geometry and time.

He is fascinated with observing people, expressions, moods, atmosphere, and places - and to capture these moments in time. 

KC's training in engineering has helped him hone and master in-depth knowledge of his equipment and imaging tools for his craft - to provide an unusual perspective through the use of specialised techniques to evoke a feeling, bring back a memory, relive a moment in time, and tell a story.

He enjoys wandering the streets of Singapore, and traveling to understand and find inspiration in other countries for his photography, as evident in his eclectic portfolio of work which includes fine arts, commercial, travel/street and fashion.

KC has been a Leica Ambassador Asia Pacific in 2016. His work has been showcased in various local, regional and international exhibitions, commercial projects and print media, including the esteemed "inFashion" of Leica Fotografie International.

"Photography is emancipation from this chaotic world of madness. This freedom is but a panacea which allows myself to immortalize (shape and even reshape) the moment. I watched, listened, transpose, and yet never fully understand what's there. That said, what I captured is what I perceived in that moment. It is never meant to be studied. It is just a relief for me, taking a breath of fresh air and freeze a moment in life's passage of time. Hopefully photography could be a elixir for someone else too."

Tom Chng

Leica Guild Member

Tom Chng is a watch photographer who has been commissioned to photograph the private collections of many watch connoisseurs. An experienced collector, he is the founder of the Singapore Watch Club which serves as a platform for members to share their appreciation for luxury timepieces.

Tom has worked with top watch brands like Audemars Piguet, A. Lange Söhne, Vacheron Constantin, Cartier, Hublot, and Ulysse Nardin, amongst others. His works are widely published in magazines and on social media platforms.

"If there's one thing I've learnt on my journey of documenting some of the world's most beautiful time pieces, is that only quality can capture quality."