About the photographer
Felix Hug was born in Switzerland at the beginning of the carneval (Fasnacht) season in 1964, the 11th day of the 11th month, at almost at 11.11 am to be precise.
How much that indicated, what would become, an unconventional lifestyle is unknown, but heavily influenced by his late father (who was passionate about painting) he followed his passion for design and the arts.
In the 1980′s he started a career in design and architecture, only to be interrupted when an offer to shoot hoops in a basketball team in Europe was too interesting to turn down.
Felix then began his journey as a professional basketball player, and with basketball came lots of traveling. Armed with the Konica he had inherited from his beloved father his first travel images were born.
However, it took Felix until 2003 to turn his back completely on his attempt at a traditional career in Project Management to decide that travel photography is what he loved and would be doing for a living.
Since then he has tirelessly worked on a career in travel & destination photography that has brought him worldwide recognition in the field. He has won Best Image Awards in the following competitions:
@ The Asian Geographic Grand Prize, Singapore
@ The International Photography Awards, USA
@ American Photo, Image of the Year, USA
@ Travel Photographer Of The Year, GB
@ The New York Photography Awards, USA
In 2007 he founded together with Jamie Boyd Eyes on Asia in Singapore. Jamie brought to the team experience in production and representation, as well as experience in the modeling business. Their clients include Singapore Airlines (Silk Air), Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts and others. His images have been published in countless magazines, Including GEO, GEO Saison, PHOTOGRAPHIE, Nat Geo Traveler, Australian Traveler, Conde Nast, Travel & Leisure.
Jamie and Felix now run travel photography workshops in Singapore and travel photography Getaways the region. The aim: Inspire people through positive travel images to have an alternative view on life.
Felix lives in Singapore and his images can be seen in changing exhibitions at the restaurant SPRUCE in Singapore.
Exhibitions: Amongst other things his images were exhibited in London, Sydney and in the National Museum in Singapore.