Russel Wong is one of the most prolific fashion and portrait photographers in Singapore and Asia. Described as a fashion and portrait photographer, Wong enjoys the acclaim of being the first Singaporean to break into the notoriously difficult Hollywood movie industry. He is also one of an elite group of photographers assigned to photograph covers for Time magazine, 17 to date.
He has also worked with Oscar winning directors like Ang Lee and Zhang Yimou and have created images for their posters and publicity on movies like the Oscar winning “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, “Hero”, “House Of Flying Daggers” and the Venice Golden Lion winner in Venice “Lust Caution”.
Popularly noted for his photographs of celebrities like Richard Gere, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi and Isabella Rossellini, Russel has nevertheless developed a strong portfolio of lesser known but no less compelling subjects. Still-life compositions, architecture, nudes, landscapes, and conceptual pieces are as much a part of his practice as are his celebrity portraits and his prints have been sold at the prestigious Christie’s auction house.