Jasbir John Singh is an artist, fine art photographer and filmmaker based in Singapore. From an early age, Jasbir was fond of creative writing, reading and painting. In 2002 he topped his level in school in English Literature and was the recipient of the Best Student in English Literature Award.
Jasbir first took up photography as a hobby in late 2013 while he was studying Law. His interest in photography would peak to a point that he decided to drop out of law school to pursue a career in the arts industry. He started his career by taking up small freelance assignments that would later escalate to shooting at events like the premier of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Singapore.
He moved on to start working on portrait photography and fell in love with in-studio work. In 2015, Jasbir incorporated his own photography company called HyperFrontal Productions - A Company of Artists. It was around this time that he was introduced to a method acting school in Singapore called, Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity, through which he would learn more about acting and theater.
Inspired by what he had learnt in the school, Jasbir started experimenting on conceptual photography where he would mix elements of theater by writing story-lines and then hiring actors to perform them while he took the pictures. This process of creating conceptual photographic art would become Jasbir's forte. He has been described by many to be "the photographer who shoots theater in stills". This would also lead him to study more about art through which picked up skills of how painters would balance between lights and shadows to give the characters in their paintings depth and character. He would apply this skill into his work by adopting a method of shooting with only one light source. Jasbir's early interests and hobbies, from writing to painting, have all been combined into his photography to create a unique body of work.
In 2016, Jasbir's first fine art series called, Intentions was featured by Lens Culture. In 2017, he would appear on Season 4 of History Channel's Photo Face-Off. In 2018, Jasbir folded his photography company to work solely on fine art photography. He, now, mainly sells his work to private art collectors.
Jasbir is currently working on producing his book, Bedtime Tales of the Insomniac and has also directed two short films, The Tears of Kaali and Edgar.
Jasbir continues to push the boundaries of his work in terms of the technicalities and the themes he takes on. He does not subscribe to any rules or structure because he believes in the notion of creative chaos. His rebellious attitude of working against trends and norms has become his identity and through his work he aspires to be remembered.