From being a fashion photographer at 18 to one of the most awarded and sought after advertising photographers in Asia in just a few years is a tough road to travel .But looking at Jonathan Tay ,one doesn't see any signs of his long,hard journey on him.Like most talented people in Asia, his work reveals more about him,When viewing Jon's portfolio,one is struck by the enormous creativity and technical achivement of his variegated body of work .Humor plays a pivotal role in much of Tay's conceptual work ,and he hits his mark with the bite of a seasoned comic and savage photographic eye.
Tay has won numerous awards honoring his artistic abilities and in 2001 moved to New York to further define his career ae an internnational photographer. In 2004,Tay moves back to Asia to expand his work in the fast growing Asia market.Since moving back to Asia ,Tay has been awarded for Photographer of the Year in Sinagapore by IAS in 2007.Best of photography in Asia Advertising Festival,Photographer of the Year at Shooting Award 2008 in China and many other international awards.Making him the most celebrated advertising photographer in Asia.He has also been featured in several interviews from South Kored,Ukraine,China,UK ,USA and Singapore.
Asia Advertising Festival - Best Use of Photography(2007)
ADC New York- Distinctive Merit for Photography (2008)
American Photography Award (2008)
Media Spike Awards - Best Use of Photography ,Silver & Bronze (2007)
PDN Award (USA)- Advertising and Personal Work (2004 ,2006,2007,2008)
D&AD (London) Photography Finalist (2007)
Lurzer's Best 200 Advertising Photography (2006, 2007,2008)
Creative Circle Award - Photographer of the Year (2007),Nomination (2008)
Shooting Award - Best Print Production Company, Best Outdoor Photographer ,Nomination for Best Oversea Photography,Nomination for Best People Photographer and 11 other nominations.