William Ye



William Ye, 27-year-old multi International award winning portrait and fine art photographer based in Toronto.

My passion for fine art photographyignited 3 years ago, under the influences of famous contemporary artists andphotographers of our generation, such as Annie Leibovitz, Erwin Olaf, JuliaHetta, Jennifer Thoreson (formerly Jennifer Hudson) and to name a few. Sincethen, I worked hard to form my own photographic style and develop my ownphotographic vision, which ultimately rewarded me with several International photographyawards.

My favourite subjects are psychology, emotionsand feelings. I cannot literally photograph them as they are highly abstract,non-visual and intangible concepts, so instead, I try to photograph the variousimageries associated with these concepts to translate something abstract intotangible visuals. 

I love photography and use it as a medium for creation. Since I recently started my full time PhD at University of Toronto, my commitment is somewhat limited due to hefty school work. However, if you like my work, and wish to collaborate or book me for photoshoots, please feel free to drop me a message from the contact page.




Client portal: gallery.williamye.com



Chromatic Awards (International Color Photography Contest), 1st Place in Nudes Amateur

London Photo Show, Competition 2017, Finalist

IPA (International Photography Award), 1st Place in Fine Art Nudes

MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards), Silver in Fine Art Nudes

Px3 Paris Photography Prize, Silver in Fine Art Collage

Fine Art Photography Award, Nominee in Fine Art and Fine Art Nudes catogories


One Eyeland Photography Awards, Silver in Fine Art Nudes

International Photographer of the Year Award, 3rd Place in Fine Art Nudes

PDN (Photo District News) & Rf (Rangefinder) Celebrate the Body Award, Winner in Fine Art Nudes category

IPA (International Photography Award), Honourable Mentions in Fine Art Nude, Fine Art: Digitally Enhanced, Fine Art: Other


Hart House Camera Club 93rd Annual Award, First Price in People and Altered Image Category  


Toronto Youth Day 2014


Westcott Shootout Competition 2013 Third Prize


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