Born 1981 in Singapore, Christopher Ong studied in Melbourne at RMIT University and gained a background in Cinematography and Video Production. His interest in photography was an extension of film and video work. He became one of the six founding members of the Lomographic Society of Melbourne.
In August 2001, he shot a series of architectural images of the World Trade Center in New York, exactly three weeks before 9/11, leading him to realise the importance of photography, and his place in it.
Since then, Ong has concentrated his work on portraiture and fashion. His work has been featured in CATALOG Magazine, Nylon, Harper’s Bazaar, Alexis, Lomography.com, and Surface Magazine. His commercial works include photography and filmmaking for Moynat Paris, Hermès, Lacoste, Pull and Bear, Bershka, HomesToLife, HTL International, Trends Furniture, Motorola and Mediacorp Singapore.
- 2003 Kinetic Gallery Fantastic Plastic Exhibition
- 2009 Hermès Singapore J’aime Mon Carre Exhibition
- 2012 Black & White @ Objectifs Center for Photography & Film
- 2013 agnes b. Snap Cardigan Exhibition @ The Paragon (with Royston Tan)
- 2017 Open Fields Gallery Exhibit
- 2003 Lomographer of the Month, Lomography.com
- 2018 The Independent Photographer Portrait Photography Award Editor's Picks
Christopher Ong is represented by KIND Studios and 160Works.