Over the years, Ishak has covered war zones and disaster areas, collecting multiple national and international awards. He is no celebrity; he is just a skilled and hardworking professional who lets his pictures do the talking. Being in the journalism business, though, his photos don't please all of the people all of the time – that's the job of advertising. And so it is that a picture he shot of cyclists along Changi Coast Road has angered some fellow cycling enthusiasts (yes, he is an avid cyclist himself) and sparked anti-mainstream-media netizens into action.
They alleged that his photo, republished in MyPaper, was Photoshopped – digitally altered to introduce cyclists in the middle of the road, in order to deceive readers about cycling habits on Singapore streets.