Lai Lon Hin

b, 1982, Hong Kong

Lai Lon Hin has been practising photography since the early 2000s, including a focus on the material of instant film, and is best known for his snapshot aesthetics. In 2013, he discontinued the use of professional cameras, turned his focus exclusively to the phone camera, and has since ceaselessly published his works on social media. Lai practises a mode of seeing through framing and zooming in, which forces his personal vision and perspective upon the viewer in a nearly hysterical manner.

Lai has participated in several group exhibitions, including “Inside China [Journées Thématiques]” (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015); “Hong Kong Photography Series 2: City Flâneur – Social Documentary Photography” (Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 2010), and Pingyao International Photography Festival (China, 2008). His work is collected by Hong Kong Heritage Museum (Hong Kong) and M+ Museum (Hong Kong). He was also an editor for the art magazine KLACK. In 2018, he published his first monograph Teleportation.

Lai currently lives and works in Hong Kong.