AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IVAN JOSHUA LOH
Lens Magazine|April 2021
Ivan Joshua Loh, Is a Fuji X-photographer, an International award-winning photographer, known for his quirky and different approach through his lens.
JOSÉ JEULAND

He has received numerous accolades from the International Photography Award, New York, and Photography Master Cup. Most Recently a Gold, 1st Place at the 2014 PX3 Prix De La Photographie in Paris.

Ivan started shooting in his teenage years with his father's Nikon SLR, and he hasn't stopped since. He has lensed campaigns for clients such as Singapore Airlines, MTV Asia, Nike, Bossini, Nanyang Technological University, Caltex, Ascendas-swingbridge group, Allianz Insurance, Manulife Insurance, HSBC Insurance, DHL. TNT, UOB, CAAS, Hilton Group, BLINK, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Raffles Hotel, Diego, Embraer, Fujifilm, Carlson, and many others.

His editorial works have appeared in magazines such as Home+Living, TopGear Singapore, Her World, Cleo, Seventeen, FHM, Parents World, and Home & Decor. His works have also glossed the pages of international magazines such as Conde Nast, Quattroruote, and Asian Photography.

José Jeuland: Hi Ivan, it's a pleasure to interview you. Can you give us an introduction about yourself, where you reside, and your hobbies?

I. J. L.: Hello Jose, I was born and raised in sunny Singapore. Basically, I am a commercial photographer. (www.pigscanfly.com) As for hobbies, that is a tricky question. Wow! I think I am a pretty boring chap. I have none. Hahaha! When time permits, I do enjoy leisure cycling with my Brompton bike. I do have a dream hobby. I would like to be a full-time tourist. I guess this dream will be put on hold for a much more extended period with the pandemic.

J. J.: For how many years have you been doing your photography professionally?

I. J. L.: Professionally, for over twenty wonderful years. It's a fantastic journey. It brings me to many exciting places, and I have the privilege to meets even more interesting people.

J. J.: You specialize in fashion, commercial, portrait; which specialization do you prefer? And why?

I. J. L.: I mostly enjoy photographing people. It doesn't matter if it's fashion, portrait in the studio, or commercial portraits for a company. I love meeting people and listen to their stories. Everyone has one. It's through the chat before the shoot session that I get to know them briefly. And through that process, It's helping me as a photographer capturing them in a more personal way, like a friend. In fact, many of my clients became a friend. That is one of the perks of being a photographer.

J. J.: When was your golden moment in your photography career until now? And how was it?

I. J. L.: Wow! A golden moment? I am afraid I can't find a golden moment. But each time I am about to embark on a shoot, I feel like a golden moment. It is an opportunity to create new beautiful images. This gets me really excited.

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