Yong Lin Tan, also known as YongL is a 20 years old self-taught Digital Artist & Photographer who creates and resides in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Born in Penang Island, his passion for art and drawing began early on and it has stayed with him ever since. He started his photography journey when he purchased his first SLT camera three years ago which he still uses until now.
Throughout his creative career, Yong has won a number of digital art and photography competitions both locally and internationally, including E.G: Nando’s Art Initiative 2015 Digital Art Grand Prize and Nikon Photo Generation Y Awards. To date, his most notable accomplishment was being awarded Youth Photographer of the Year 2015 by the Sony World Photography Awards.
Currently, Yong is working on his final year project and thesis in order to obtain his fully sponsored Bachelor’s Degree in Animation & Visual Effects from Multimedia University this June.
Yong Lin’s mission is to make a positive impact in people’s lives through the beauty of art, all while expanding his local creative art scene on a global scale. He loves to create with a cause he believes in. A cause that will go beyond the boundaries, bring life to every pieces of precious memories and keep it eternally fresh in our world. He truly believe that the purpose of making art is to bring something to life, to deliver a message and feeling which could move the audience.