Singapore Street Photographers
People June 12, 2018   |  WORDS: Brand Studio

Behind the scene: Singapore’s street style photographers peel back the layers of their craft

The Social Foot
Brand Publisher

In RAW, we switch focus to put the spotlight on three street style photographers from Singapore, each with their own story to tell. 

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RAW by The Social Foot uncovers the story behind three street style photographers from Singapore: Ee Jin (left), Aik Soon (middle), Tim Suen (right)

We explore the origins of three of Singapore’s more popular street style photographers, Ee Jin (@parag0n), Aik Soon (@aiksooon) and Tim Suen (@timsuen). Meet the guys who find inspiration in urbanity to create coveted street style images and capture stunning sneaker shots. 

Inspired by these guys? Wanna take your sneaker photography skills up a notch? Register here now for RAW, a free sneaker photography workshop led by Tim Suen, brought to you by The Social Foot and Canon Singapore. Slots are limited, so bring a friend along as well. You’ll get a free tote bag, plus a shot at winning a Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II worth S$799 and S$300 The Social Foot vouchers.

Ee Jin – 17
A PARAGON OF FASHION IN HIS OWN RIGHT

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On-feet: Reebok DMX Fusion (top and left) and Reebok Rapide (right)

Photography seeped into the life of Ee Jin (@parag0n) when he started taking an interest in sneakers and fashion. While he knows how to work a camera, Ee Jin is just as well-versed in striking a pose.

“I think people know me for my unique style, I like to try out different edit styles and concepts all the time… I think it’s also because I post pictures of myself too, so people know my face and my fashion sense. Not a lot of photographers do that.”

The young photographer, who’s also a fashion design student, sees fashion as a way of expressing himself, whether he’s dressing himself or others. At 17, Ee Jin’s creativity and energy knows no bounds. Don’t believe? Just take a look at his eccentric, fashion-forward take on street style photography on Instagram.

Aik Soon – 24
Taking chances and DOCUMENTING the world, one photo at a time

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On feet: Adidas NMD R2 (top and right), adidas Originals Prophere (left)

Aik Soon (@aiksooon) is known for his diverse photography style that spans sneakers, events, music, landscapes – even weddings.

“It’s quite funny how I started out actually. I was very intrigued by how film photography works. I love how the photographs turn out so soft and grainy,” explained the photographer who has been shooting for four years now.

Today, Aik Soon counts adidas among the list of clientele he works with, but the gig wouldn’t have been his had he not conjured up the courage to approach the brand in the first place.

“I’ve always believed that if you don’t try, you would have a zero percent chance, and if you bother to try, you would have at least a one percent chance of succeeding,” he said.

Photography goes hand-in-glove with Aik Soon’s love of traveling and seeing the world. His most memorable trip so far? A mission trip to Cambodia, which he said was “life-changing”.

Tim Suen – 25
TURNING A PASSION FOR SNEAKERS INTO storytelling

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On-feet: PUMA RS-0 PLAY in collaboration with SEGA (top and left), Nike Cortez Women’s (right)

It all started with sneakers. The rest, for Tim Suen (@timsuen), is history. Four years of shooting has given him the experiences he never imagined he would get to enjoy, including a stint at the street style tome Highsnobiety in Berlin.

This is part one of RAW by The Social Foot, a series that explores the origins of Singapore street photographers. The series culminates in a free sneaker photography workshop, sign up here

All sneakers featured in this series are available at The Social Foot at Orchard Central (#01-19/20) and Suntec City (West Wing, #01-372). For the latest drops, follow The Social Foot on Instagram and Facebook.