About Yoricko

Self portrait taken in a dimly lit hallway

Yoricko Liu is a lifestyle photographer born and raised in Singapore. Since childhood, he had always been a visual communicator — sharing ideas through drawing and photography. Growing up, he learnt photography largely on his own, studying the great photographers and their pictures.

Early beginnings

Since childhood, Yoricko always had a unique eye for things. His parents recalled when he was tasked to colour an apple, he chose to smother it jet black even with all the colours of the rainbow to choose from. Perhaps that was the origin for his aesthetics in all things black and white.
2005

Dabbling in design

In his teenage days, Yoricko started to dabble with digital design and media from his familiarity with computers. After school, he would surf various forums to learn and create web media: forum signatures, game loading screens, web templates, and so on. Naturally he became proficient with a myriad of image editing softwares.
2005
2009

First camera

Yoricko’s first taste in photography began in 2009 when his father gave him a Nikon D90. With no specific subjects in mind, he decided to find the one most abundant to him: the streets. He soon quickly discovered the discipline of street photography and the art of crafting powerful pictures from unmediated random encounters.
2009
2010

Dive into film photography

Back then, Yoricko noticed there was clearly something lacking in his pictures. He soon discovered the great street photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, and Robert Frank. One thing in common was all three of them used and praised the Leica rangefinder camera. Clearly inspired by the masters, he got himself a Yashica MG-1 and dove deep into the world of film photography.
2010
2011

Artistic studies

Instead of viewing the camera as a tool for people who cannot draw, Yoricko started to see photography as a legitimate art medium. He decided to dedicate his life to study the arts with some guidance from Ben Lifson, a photographer and art critic.
2011
2013

Nothingness

But things took a turn for the worse after Yoricko’s photography mentor and music teacher both passed away. Without any guidance, he quickly lost his purpose in life and spent a significant amount of time brooding over it.
2013
2017

Spark of life

Thankfully, a spark reignited for Yoricko in 2018. He started to appreciate the little everyday moments in life — one day at a time. With the little money he had left, he bought a compact camera for himself.
2017
2018

Renaissance

Yoricko got his renaissance in photography when he had his first solo trip to Hokkaido, Japan. He brought the little camera along and took thousands of pictures of travel, street, landscape, and food. The trip helped him understand the importance of keeping an open mind and exploring new things.
2018
2019

Photographing for people

Exploring his photographic technique, he began to work closer with people to capture their everyday moments to show the beauty in everyday life and leave a positive impression on the world.
2019
2020

Began Freelancing

Receiving a number of positive feedbacks from the people he photographed, he decided to begin freelance photography and hopes to capture their beautiful moments.
2020