Kid Chan

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Kid Chan
Kid Chan Photographer.jpg
Born (1978-01-15) 15 January 1978 (age 45)[1]
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Known forPhotography
Notable workKid Chan's Guide to the Business of Photography
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese陳文傑
Simplified Chinese陈文杰[2]
Hanyu PinyinChén Wénjié
Yale RomanizationChàhn Màhn-giht
JyutpingChan4 Man4 Git6
Hokkien POJTân Bûn-kia̍t

Kid Chan (born 15 January 1978) is a wedding photojournalist,[3] portrait and celebrity photographer from Malaysia.[4][5][6][7]

Life and career[edit]

Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, Chan attended the Sri Cempaka school before pursuing a degree in international business from the Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia.[5] He began working in the corporate world as an executive assistant before taking up photography as his exclusive job. After two years in his position, Chan left his position to take up an apprenticeship at a photography studio.[8][9]

In 2000, he took over Portrait One, a company he renamed "Kid Chan Studio".[8] In the beginning, Chan concentrated on corporate photography and photographed his clients' children's weddings.[3] He has since photographed royalty, politicians, artists, celebrities[5] and the weddings of Asian celebrities.[3] He was the official photographer for the Royal wedding of Tengku Aslahuddin Jaa'far and Sofia Erica Lane, and was featured in the cover of Harper's Bazaar.[10]

In 2010, his photo collection of three cancer survivors and their families was exhibited in 50 Courts Malaysia's stores nationwide as part of an exhibition to raise funds for the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) through its "Hope for Our Children" campaign.[11] In the same year, he also photographed the shooting of Britain's Next Top Model Cycle 6 in episode 11, which was filmed in Kuala Lumpur.[12][third-party source needed] In 2012, he was appointed the ambassador for MenCare.[13] [14]


In 2013, Chan published the book Kid Chan's Guide to the Business of Photography (MPH, 2013), which covers setting up a photography business from a Malaysian perspective.[15][16] [17]


Chan was named by Malaysian Tatler as "one of the 100 people you must know in Asia" in 2006.[3][18] In the same year, Le Prestige magazine named him in their "Top 40 under 40" list.[19]

In 2008, Tiger Tales, the official magazine of Tiger Airways, mentioned him in their "annual list of trail-blazers across Asia and Australia".[20] In 2012, he was listed in Conde Nast's Brides UK's "Top 20 Extremely Talented Destination Wedding Photographers in the World".[21]

Personal life[edit]

Chan is married to Shirlyn Lim, a chartered accountant,[19] and they have two daughters Faith and Adira, and a son, Joshua.[19][5][9]


  1. ^ "Kid Chan – Official Facebook page". Facebook. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  2. ^ 陈文杰摄影厚相簿. Oriental Daily News (Malaysia). 25 January 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Khoo, Rubin (20 January 2008). "The kid grows up". The Star. Archived from the original on 6 December 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Fashionable watches for the young". The Star. 10 May 2008. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d Periaswamy, Nizha. "Bermain dengan imej dan persepsi". Kosmo!. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  6. ^ Rajem, Radzha. "Kid Chan perintis wedding photojournalism". Persona Pengantin. Persona Pengantin. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Visual storyteller". New Straits Times. 17 November 2014.
  8. ^ a b Toyad, Jacqueline (29 May 2005). "Picture perfect". Options: 10.
  9. ^ a b Tan, Celine (September 2011). "Never Give Up". Personal Money. Malaysia: The Edge: 54–56.
  10. ^ "Royal Wedding of HH Tengku Aslahuddin Ja'afar & Sofia Erica Lane as featured in Harper's Bazaar". kcwebsite. Archived from the original on 9 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  11. ^ Low, Christina (16 August 2010). "Educate children on healthy lifestyle". The Star. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  12. ^ "Britain's Next Top Model Cycle 6". Kid Chan. Archived from the original on 7 November 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  13. ^ "Company launches MenCare to educate men on breast cancer". The Star. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Men urged to join breast cancer fight". New Straits Times. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  15. ^ Jacob, Anansa (26 June 2013). "Life behind the lens". The Sun. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Bestsellers". The Star. 23 June 2013. Archived from the original on 17 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Bestsellers". The Star. 30 June 2013. Archived from the original on 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  18. ^ "100 People You Must Know in Asia". Tatler Asia: 193. September 2006.
  19. ^ a b c "Top 40 Under 40". Le Prestige: 29. September 2006.
  20. ^ Siow, Sean. "Wedding Photographer to the Stars". Tiger tales. Tiger Airways. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  21. ^ Ho, mabel. "Kid Chan Studio Among World's Best". Wedding Guide Asia. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2013.

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