NUS BBA 02 February 2017

Image maker with impact

Recently walter1named by Female Magazine as one of Singapore’s rising star photographers, you’d be surprised to find out Walter Tan (BBA Year 2) only “officially” launched his photography career last April.

What started out as a hobby since secondary school, Walter now counts Nathan Hartono, Jamie Pang, Elaine Jasmine, Mongabong as some of his collaborators. He’s also worked with brands such as Fossil, L’Oréal, Coen Anders, Sketchers, Garnier, just to name a few. He humbly credits his stardom to “being lucky and meeting the right people at the right time”.

Walter recalls, “I first helped Lovet produce a couple of look book videos, and subsequently became Jamie’s photographer. That’s when I started gaining some recognition for my work.” And they say, the rest is history.

Today, you will find a mix of past works, landscape, fashion, food, portraiture, and a peek into his personal life on his Instagram account @WalterTan. Doubling up as his online portfolio, he feels this allows (potential) clients to know his style and character – less is more. See his video works here!

“As a student juggling both studies and this new venture, I feel walter2like I’m providing a different perspective to the work I produce,” says Walter.

Like his idol Orin Fleurimont, Walter hopes that through his photography and videography, he’s able to tell an engaging story, while still making an impact for important causes.

You can next see his works at the upcoming On the Mend – a social campaign targeting young men in Singapore to seek help for depression. Find out more at the next roadshow, 7 to 8 Feb, at NUS FASS benches (walkway between Central Library and AS1 Block).