Star Alumni

ND Chow

Singaporean photographer ND Chow relocated to Tokyo in 2000 to pursue his dream of becoming a successful portrait photographer. Earlier, ND had spent two years globetrotting to discover the world and himself. His travels laid the foundation for his visual sensibilities, aesthetics and philosophy in photography.

His gift of playful intuition and keen insight into the human nature has disarmed his subjects before the camera lens, producing authentic images of beauty, character and honest vulnerability. In 2004, ND published his first photobook which chronicled the life of Seiji Ozawa, music director and former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has also created album covers for pop star Ayumi Hamasaki, as well as photographed cultural icons such as Takeshi Kitano, Pharrell Williams, Cyndi Lauper and Patti Smith.

ND’s work is widely seen in major Tokyo publications as well as prolific international magazines such as WERK and West East. He has also photographed for many global brands including Shiseido, Kose, Puma, Coca-Cola, Seiko and Panasonic.

ND currently resides in Tokyo where he continues exploring new boundaries in his editorial and creative projects. He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2019.

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