About Us

Lateral Imaging is a printmaking studio in Singapore creating fine art photography prints for renowned photographers, galleries, and collectors around the world. With a cutting-edge color management workflow and advanced knowledge of lighting design, Lateral Imaging also offers photography exhibition production and colour management consultation for businesses.

James Tan, founder and master printmaker at Lateral Imaging
Photo: Eddie Sung

James TanMaster Printmaker

James Tan began his photography career as an apprentice in a commercial photography studio, and quickly rose through the ranks to become a full-fledged commercial photographer. He received a double promotion to become an Associate of the Master Photographers Association (MPA) in Architectural photography in 2007.

In 2009, James was awarded MPA’s Fellowship rank as its first and only Certified Printmaker – a special honour created in recognition of his contribution and mastery in the craft. To date, he has served as a judge in MPA’s prestigious International Photography Competition, as well as the WPPI Annual Print Competition.

As a printmaker and exhibition designer, James has been profiled by Studio, Journal Artistique, EIZO Corporation, ILFORD, Soraa, and more.

Being a master printmaker demands a meticulous eye and an uncompromising dedication to quality. Since putting his architectural photography business on hold in 2007, James has spent over 15 years perfecting the craft of digital printmaking and today, he is helping to grow the pool of quality photographers in the region with strict and careful guidance on image making and business practices. 

James’ professional affiliations include:

He also generously shares his knowledge through advanced printmaking workshops for professional photographers, as well as through our blog.