JUS VUN - FASHION, PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN TOKYO, JAPAN
Jus Vun was born on the island of Borneo, migrating to Australia during his childhood years and graduated with a Business degree. After 5 years working in Universities & the Australian Government, he escaped a lifeless career in Financial Systems and moved to Tokyo.
He discovered a burning passion for photography whilst immersing himself in Japanese arts, culture and his new environment. After much deliberation, he moved to Paris in 2012 to pursue a European MFA in Photography at SPEOS Photographic Institute which influenced him to shift his focus to fashion photography. Working in the field of education, he continues to endeavor his life to photography, fashion, the arts and travel in which he has been to over 25 countries.
An asynchronous observer and learner, his fashion and portrait work reflects the duality of the human psyche (dark vs light, night vs day, male vs female, symmetric vs asymmetric, perfect vs imperfect, permanent vs impermanent, love vs hate).
In addition, he has a keen interest in the human condition, urban & underground subcultures and the beauty of the female form. His interest in photography extends beyond fashion and portraiture as can be seen in his personal work which focuses on documentary projects with social issues occasionally working with NGO groups.
He is available for fashion, portrait & editorial assignments in Paris, Tokyo and internationally. He is fluent in English and can converse in Japanese, Mandarin Chinese & a few lines of French. His Universe is black and he is happy with that.
1989 - Immigrated from Malaysia to Australia
2000 - Graduated from Australian University with Business degree
2001 - 2006 Worked in Australian State Government and Universities
2006 - Moved to Tokyo and worked in education industry and freelanced as Documentary photographer
2012 - Moved to Paris & graduated with MFA from SPEOS Photography Institute
2013 - Finalist Vandals Magazine Fashion Now Contest
2014 - Returned to Tokyo and started working as Fashion & Portrait photographer
2015 - Began Le Grand Billet, a website dedicated to documentary and event photography