Meet Mark Teo, one of the judges for this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon! As a professional photographer, Mark examines life through his lens in unguarded portraiture and paused moments with an abiding interest in extreme sports and urban subcultures. Check out his latest interview with Canon, as he talks about Canon’s EOS system and shares his photography experience and tips with aspiring photographers!

Mark Teo is a Singapore-based photographer with a communications degree in Film+Video and Photomedia. After graduating on the Dean’s List and being invited to the Golden Key International Honour Society, Mark hones his craft through a balance of commissioned and personal work.

markteoCanon PhotoMarathon 2013 Jude – Mark Teo

B Boy Cico Portrait
Canon EOS 5D Mark II | F/8.0 | ISO 100 | 1/160s

B Boy Badboy Radikal
Canon EOS 5D Mark II | F/7.1 | ISO 100 | 1/160s

Mark examines life through his lens in unguarded portraiture and paused moments with an abiding interest in extreme sports and urban subcultures. Through this experience he has researched and photographed cage fighters, graffiti artists, motocross riders, boxers, rappers, skaters, etc.

Matthias Dandois in Singapore
Canon EOS 5D Mark II | F/8.0 | ISO 100 | 1/200s

Matthias Dandois in Singapore
Canon EOS 5D Mark II | F/8.0 | ISO 100 | 1/200s

 

His dedication to this genre of photography has recently led him to become one of the first photographers out of Asia to work at the Red Bull headquarters in Austria, the leading advocate of action and adventure sports around the world.

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup- Downhill

One of this works was also among the top 250 finalists in the prestigious Red Bull Illume competition, touted as the world’s biggest action and adventure sports photography contest, which attracted more than 22,000 submissions from some 4,700+ photographers around the globe.

Commercial – PUMA

As an individual, Mark strongly believes that music and skate culture have long been catalysts for radical ideas and channels for creativity. Through experimenting, discovering and collaborating with proponents of these and other street cultures, Mark continues to build a body of photographic work that reveals and demonstrates the uncompromised dynamism and raw energy of these alternate worlds.

His work spans a variety of clients from editorial pieces for the likes of FHM, Timeout and Discovery Channel Magazine, to commercial shoots for F&N, Canon and PUMA.

Check out Mark Teo’s profile on EOS World for more of his works or visit his official website at www.markteo.com