Paparazzi on the run - Sports Photographer | About

I seek to capture those unguarded, spontaneous moments experienced on race day.

The splash of water as it hits a runner; the concentration on a swimmer’s face before entering the water; the cyclist checking his tyre pressure before mounting his bike.

I hope my images will start conversations. That the candid and intimate pictures will transport you back to that moment, recorded forever, a testament to your achievement.

My unique skill lies in my ability to capture in a photograph both mood and magic from various perspectives; not merely taking a picture, but telling the story behind the shot.

I am a Malaysian born photographer, IT geek and foodie, who moved to Perth, Western Australia in 2003. Shortly after my arrival, I was bitten by the running bug and I am now a 3 x Ironman Triathlon finisher, an ultra-marathon runner, and an avid cyclist.

My first race, the City to Surf 12km run in 2008, stirred my desire to take my long-standing love of photography further. The memories of that day have faded, as no commemorative photographs were available, and I am now committed to capturing these precious moments of great personal achievement for others to appreciate, celebrate and share.

Dennis Tan
Full Accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)