Leon Chew

Leon Chew

ImagemakerLondon, United Kingdom
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Leon Chew

Leon Chew

ImagemakerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Leon Chew is Photographer and filmmaker working in London, his practice explores the boundaries of still-life, from object study to abstract montage. He has exhibited in London and California and collaborates with brands including Vitra and Hermés. https://www.instagram.com/leon.chew/
Projects
  • Polestar Cars - speculative project
    Polestar Cars - speculative projectI recently shot the new Polestar 2 EV Photographed over the course of a weekend at East London locations including the QE Olympic Park and Docklands. The project was speculative but has since been published on https://www.wallpaper.com/transport/polestar-2-design-photography
  • Watches for Wallpaper*
    Watches for Wallpaper*Watch pictures for Wallpaper* magazine, May/June 2021. 3 very different watches required 3 photographic approaches.
  • Aston Martin F1
    Aston Martin F1The art team at Aston Martin magazine commissioned me to photograph the new Aston Martin Cognizant formula 1 car. We shot the car in a regular car studio, then created a total environment in CGI using abstract colourfield photography that I had created in advance of the car shoot.
  • WIRED - TIME
    WIRED - TIMEA new shoot for WIRED magazine's Time supplement. October 2020. Watches by Omega, Longines and Tag Heuer. Shot at my studio in East London.
  • Patek Philippe magazine - Maurice Marinot
    Patek Philippe magazine - Maurice MarinotI was commissioned to photograph a story on historical glass pieces for the Autumn 2020 issue of Patek Philippe magazine. The pieces are by the French artist Maurice Marinot and are held in the collection of The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. We photographed the pieces over 2 days in a basement studio of museum.
  • Kengo Kuma x Caran D'Ach for Wallpaper*
    Kengo Kuma x Caran D'Ach for Wallpaper*I was commissioned by Wallpaper* magazine to photograph this collaborative project for the October 2020 issue. The objects were photographed in the studio and the set was built later in 3D.
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Projects credited in
  • Wong Ping at the Camden Arts Centre - September 2019
    Wong Ping at the Camden Arts Centre - September 2019Wong Ping - Camden Arts Centre September 2019. the project was shot by photographer Leon Chew. Leon spent an hour with Ping at his show early last month. Chatted about his work and shot a few pics. Ping is being selected for the Camden Arts Emerging Arts Prize at Frieze last year which led to his solo show at CAC.
  • Wallpaper* Handmade 2019
    Wallpaper* Handmade 2019Flagship project which brings together the finest creative minds with top manufacturing talents to collaborate on one-off designs. Held during Milan Design Week 2019.
Work history
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    DirectorModern Parallax Studio
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Director/OwnerLeon Chew Photographs
    London, United KingdomFull Time
Skills
  • Photography
  • Cinematography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Directing
  • Communication
  • Campaign Design
Education
    London College of Communication, UAL logo
    London College of Communication, UAL logo
    Master of ArtsLondon College of Communication, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
    Photography (Fine Art)