Bob Lee started his career as a graphic designer, but he discovered that his real passion lies in photography. He worked as a photojournalist with Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore’s national Chinese language daily for 10 years, before he left the newsroom and started The Fat Farmer, providing corporate photography and videography services.
His strength is in portrait photography. His clients love him for his unique ability to get his subjects to relax in front of his camera, resulting in spontaneous, natural and compelling portraits.
He has taken portraits of iconic figures such as the founding father of modern Singapore Mr Lee Kuan Yew, as well as international artistes such as Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen.
His work both inside and outside of the newsroom has achieved much critical acclaim and he has received many awards including the Gold Award in the Best in Feature Photography category in the IFRA Asia Media Awards 2008 and the Jurors’ Choice in the Philip Morris Arts Award 2005. He also received honourable mentions in both The International Photography Awards in 2007 and Prix de la Photographie of Paris in 2009.