|About the Artist:
Light has fascinated Richard since childhood. He considers photography a mystical art where “one harvests light which comes from Above”. One of his great joys is to be able to harvest the light anywhere on earth.
In 2003, despite having a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, he made a mid-career switch from R&D engineering to photography, leaving behind three patents for inventions to his name. This unusual career move was featured in the TV programme Career Blueprints in 2007.
Richard’s photographs have been exhibited at the Singapore History Museum, the Esplanade, the Singapore Art Museum, at Chobi Mela IV in Dhaka, Pan Pacific Singapore and at PX3 in New York. He also represented Singapore at ASEAN Day 2011's photo exhibition. He has received four awards from the New York Institute of Photography and two Honourable Mentions from PX3 2009 competition. Richard also garnered two First Places and two Honourable Mentions at International Photography Awards 2011 (by the Lucie Foundation).
Photographing on assignments since 1996 (full time since 2003), Richard’s major assignments were for clients such as Singapore’s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts, Sony, Singapore Tourism Board, Johnnie Walker and Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore). His editorial work has appeared in Reader's Digest Asia, Discovery Channel Magazine and Aerospace Singapore. He has also taught photography at Objectifs and 3dsense Media School.
Richard is currently based in Singapore and runs Amaranthine Photos, mainly focusing on corporate, editorial and industrial photography.
Richard W J Koh
Tel: 65 97872411