Honorable Mention TOKYO-2017 People / Portrait_P

Paint Me a Portrait

  • Photographer
    Robin Yong

A quiet moment in the artist's room in Bali, Indonesia...The incoming window light was perfect...Quietly, I took a photo as the elderly artist gently stroked his paintbrush...

Robin Yong is a multi-award winning Travel Photographer. He enjoys traveling to exotic destinations to befriend and photograph the locals. He is best known for his work on the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia, the Venetian Masked models in Venice, the Bokator boxers of Cambodia and the Maikos of Kyoto. He calls these works his Travel Portraits, his Art of Travel Medicine. For most of his works, he does not use flash, reflectors or artificial lighting, depending solely on natural lighting alone. The photos are often dramatic, colourful and extremely beautiful.