08.02.2019 Ivan Joshua Loh

Personal Best vol.33 | Ivan Joshua Loh

Ivan Joshua Loh

Ivan Joshua Loh, A Fujifilm X-photographer. He is known for his quirky and different approach through his lens. A commercial photographer base in Singapore (www.pigscanfly.com)


“I have always love photographing people. They certainly are the most fun, challenging, unpredictable, occasionally scary and rewarding to photograph.” 


Ivan is the founder of FujiFanBoys. (IG @FujiFanBoys) With this platform he weaves the Fujifilm community through workshops and photowalks. He also organizes FujiFanBoys Best of Show. 2022 celebrates their 4th year running with more than 10,000 submissions globally. 

The winner’s photo will be exhibited in 7 cities across the world.  Thus, making this the biggest international photo competition for Fujifilm community. 

Ivan Loh may be a X-Photographer, if we take a few steps back and look at him; he is a FujiFanBoys at heart.


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Story: Old Resident

As a commercial photographer Ivan is always challenged to meet the client’s requirement. He brings this same attitude when shooting street photography. There are many elements that is required to make that shot.  Be it the location, that perfect moment, lucky timing or the rare strange  encounter that lead to that final shot. Above all, the photographer and his tool; the camera must be ready to nail it. They must be One.

Ivan loves shooting series. Just like advertising photography; here is a series on street photography blending with environment with a subject. Sometimes  the moment is indeed a stroke of luck. Most of the time is a waiting game for  that decisive moment. That may or may not turn out the way we envision.  If it doesn’t, we try again.

This last photo is Lai Tak Tsuen. It’s a public housing built in the 70’s on Hong Kong Island. It’s also known as the the “father of public housing”. When I arrived, I realized it’s not that public as one needed an excess card to get in for security reasons. I was tempted to just go back and forget about this location. Instead I waited for a while and boldly blend in with the crowd and just walk
in. It’s truly a classic architecture marvel. After checking this building I found my spot and waited for a resident on the right level to walk pass. I was fortunate to nail it.

I only stayed for 15 minutes before I was busted. Wish I could stay longer. A security officer found me and ask me politely in cantonese to leave as I wasn’t a resident. Was it worth the risk for this shot of an old resident in Lai Tak Tsuen”?  It certainly was and I can’t promised I won’t do it again.

This photo won 2 Honorable Mention in 2017. International Photography Award and International Color Award.