Nick Yoon was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was educated in Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand. As a photographer Nick is largely self-taught, having been interested in photography since his high-school days. His move to Switzerland in 2002 for his corporate day-job rekindled his interest in photography and he progressed rapidly from making vacation photos to seeking a deeper and more thoughtful approach to his photography.
A major catalyst in his development has been his participation in photography workshops and portfolio reviews with leading photographers. In 2008 Nick held his first solo exhibition “Hasta La Victoria, ¿Siempre?” on the theme of ongoing change in Cuban society at the Ziegel Restaurant in the Rote Fabrik arts and culture centre in Zurich. Nick held his second solo exhibition “Faraway, So Close” in 2014 at the Leica Store in Kuala Lumpur. He has published 5 books of his photography with the global publishing online service Blurb.com.
Nick is currently resident in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I have started a project documenting how Malaysians display the Malaysian flag in response to the government's call, whether the flags are displayed out of genuine patriotism, obligation or merely paying 'lip service'. This project is ongoing.