Nicholas Yeo is a fourth-year undergraduate at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Nicholas undertakes freelance photography, journalism and copywriting assignments. He also ranInky Passion, a fountain pen news and reviews site that is now on hiatus.
Nicholas reads Communication Studies at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
He was a sub-committee Member at the Communication & Information Club, and is presently Publicity and Publications Director at the NTU Current Affairs Society. He also contributed to campus newspaper The Nanyang Chronicle and was awarded for “Best Photo” in two semesters.
Nicholas graduated from the Diploma in Communications & Media Management at Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Business. He was awarded a Diploma Plus Certificate in Cross Cultural Studies with distinctions in Global Citizenship and Cross-cultural Psychology.
He was Managing Editor at campus newspaper Stop Press, authoring numerous articles and later awarded the cohort’s “Best Scoop” and “Best Photo”. He also won the GardenAsia Prize for “Best Magazine Publication”. Nicholas also produced corporate videos for the polytechnic.
Areas of Expertise
Nicholas specialises in photography, journalism and copywriting.
In 2012, he spent six months as an intern at TODAY, a high-circulation local daily in Singapore. While at the Digital Desk, he produced a slew of news reports, photo-stories, documentary videos and technology reviews. The experience profoundly shaped his work ethic in a media landscape amidst digital convergence.
While at TODAY, Nicholas covered major stories such as the Circle Line train disruption, East Village hotel fire, opening of Gardens by the Bay, collapse of UIC building, NUS fire, murder at The Arcade Collyer Quay, Hougang By-election, City Harvest Church case, visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as the arrival of giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia, among others.
For his work, he was awarded the TODAY Photo of the Year 2013, as well as the TODAY Photo of the Month Award twice – once for his photo of a firefighter at East Village hotel being treated for burns (that put the work of the SCDF DART team in the spotlight) and for his photo of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, whose apparent demise sparked an outpouring of emotion.
Nicholas has also undertaken freelance assignments for Mediacorp Press Ltd (Punggol East By Election), Tatsuya Japanese Restaurant (Corporate Video), Sentosa Leisure Management Group (Spooktacular), Fook Hing Trading Co, Singapore Swimming Club (New Year Countdowns), Eyewise Vision Clinic and Ogilvy Public Relations (TEDx The Future of Local).
He also covered news events for Red Card Productions (Richard Marx in Singapore, Retrolicious concert, Tai-Chi O press conference, Football Association of Singapore matches and press-conferences, Ng Boon Gay corruption case, NTUC Mindchamps pre-school launch).
Nicholas volunteered as a media producer at The Intan, a Peranakan Private Museum in Katong. His photos of rare Peranakan cultural artefacts were exhibited at Hawaii’s East West Centre from May to September 2013.
In 2018, Nicholas was a stringer at Agence France-Press (AFP), the third largest international news wire agency. Founded in 1835, AFP was established by the French Resistance following the liberation of Paris. It has bureaus in 150 countries.
While at AFP, Nicholas produced news report, features, photos and videos for wire syndication. He covered events such as the ASEAN Summit, City Harvest Church Appeal, Billie Jean King’s WTA Finals Launch, The Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods, IBO Bantamweight Finals and visit of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. He also assisted during the visit of AFP chairman Emmanuel Hoog to Singapore.
A collector and experienced reviewer with more than a decade of experience, Nicholas runs Inky Passion, a fountain pen news and reviews site. He was one of the earliest members of the 2000-strong Singapore Fountain Pen Lovers group.
Nicholas set up an online site for Fook Hing Trading Co, a leading retailer of fine writing instruments. He was also commissioned to photograph exclusive Omas Limited Edition fountain pens and provided product photography services to Staedtler Singapore for their Initium SG50 Flora & Fauna Limited Edition fountain pen.
Nicholas volunteered his services to photograph and design promotional materials for a set of Limited Edition fountain pens by ONLINE Germany and Fook Hing Trading Co. All proceeds from the sale were donated to the Community Chest as part of commemorative efforts during SG50.
Nicholas also provided event photography and news coverage to leading retailer Aesthetic Bay and A.W. Faber Castell Singapore during the launch of the Faber Castell boutique at ION Orchard and the Faber-Castell Karl Box launches at ION Orchard, TANGS and Marina Square.
Nicholas was commissioned to photograph limited edition Japanese maki-e and Russian lacquer art fountain pens by AP Limited Editions, many of which were published in the leading pen collector magazine Pen World.
Most recently, he was interviewed by the Moving Visuals Company for a Mediacorp Okto documentary titled “Bespoke” and a Channel 8 “Morning Express” feature – both were about fine writing instruments.
Nicholas served two years of mandatory military service as a Military Policeman in the Singapore Armed Forces. During his stint at the Ministry of Defence, he was commended for his efforts as Platoon and Company Best Soldier.
Nicholas enjoys decadent food, literature, technology and jazz music. He also plays tennis, table tennis, and has an ABRSM Grade 8 certificate in classical piano.