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Jay Yao

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Jay Yao

Born: 1977

Hometown: Singapore

Based in: Singapore & Dubai

 

Jay uses photography as a form of art to express his creativity and social cause. With his background in the art & film industry, he loves to create different moods and feel to bring out the beauty in the subjects he shoots. As a commercial photographer and a film producer, he travels extensively and enjoys collaborating with creative minds.

His work for Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) was published in a series of books ‘Location Singapore’. On his personal work, he uses photography to bring awareness to social injustices for a better cause. He has recently showcased some of his work in a social movement in Singapore" The Best of You 2015" where he exhibited his work for this non-profit movement. He is the winner for Haper’s Bazaar Art Prize 2015 for his “Reflection” Series. Jay is also widely known in the social media space with his YouTube channel garnering more than 14,000 subscribers and more than a million hits for his top videos. He is currently based in Singapore and Dubai.


Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 ­ “REIMAGINE “exhibition, Singapore
2017 ­ Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
2016 ­ Harpers Bazaar Art Fair, Singapore.
2015 ­ “The Best of you” Singapore.
 
Publications and Media:
Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) published in a series of books ‘Location Singapore’.
 
Honors and Awards:
“Reflection” Winner | Harpers Bazaar Art Prize 2015
“Reflection” International Photography Awards 2016 (Honorable Mention)

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Jay Yao, Singapore

Limited Edition Prints

US$ 1,200

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Wood | 木 | # 001 by Jay Yao

Jay Yao, Singapore

Limited Edition Prints

US$ 1,200

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Reflection | 002 by Jay Yao

Jay Yao, Singapore

Photography

US$ 4,000

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Reflection | # 001 by Jay Yao

Jay Yao, Singapore

Photography

US$ 4,000

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About Jay Yao


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What inspires you?

Besides the usual movies, painting, music and travel. I draw the most inspiration is at any present moment in life experience through interacting with people, place and time.


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Describe your creative process.

Rojak = Messy | Tasty | Flow


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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Beautiful | Emotional | Slick


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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Banksy, Callen Schlaub,many to be named


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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

Camera & Tripod


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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Learn & Forget


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Where do you go for inspiration?

Going to Nature and do some meditation.

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