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Jul 03, 2015

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Khoo took hold of his first camera when he was 28 years old and started his professional career in the following year. In 2011, Khoo was nominated alongside American photographer Annie Leibovitz and Wing Shya for Asia Pacific Photographer of the Year.[17] His fine art print of "Tony Leung in Beijing" was sold for 150,000 SGD, making him Singapore's most expensive living artist for a period in 2012.[18] During his seven years of photography, he has photographed more than 150 international celebrities including actors like Nicolas Cage, Cate Blanchett, Zhang Ziyi and Tony Leung, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, soccer star Zinedine Zidane and the Dalai Lama.[19] The photographer was an ambassador for leading camera brands like Nikon and Leica. Additionally, he has 13 works in the permanent collection of the Singapore Art Museum.[20][21][22] Achieving his Masters Photographer's Association (UK) accreditation under two categories of avant-garde portraits and journalism, Khoo became the first professional photographer to ever qualify for two categories simultaneously.[23] Khoo's works have several layers and often contain a deeper meaning of emotions and interactions. The artist decided not use the program Photoshop: "Actually you will find that the old photographers (and the best ones at that) never even had a computer let alone Photoshop to work with – so how is it they made people look so amazing? There are a multitude of photographic techniques that can be used (…)."[24] Subsequently, the artist takes usually takes several thousand shots: "There is no second chance. Or a redo button," he says.[18] Over the years, he has worked with brands such as Hermès, Mont Blanc, Banyan Tree, Chopard, Hewlett Packard, Nikon, Epson, Baume & Mercier, Christopher Guy and SK-II.[25] After seven years, Khoo retired from photography in June 2013. He said, "God gave me a lot of guidance in the art business and hands down I'm grateful perpetually. It's been a fantastic, amazing journey and now it's time to strap on, buckle up and spring on to my next pursuit in life."[26]

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