justin lim photography

500px - Guest Editor for March 2016

Photography is a competitive business. There are a lot of photographers out there, which is why the rare accolades that come from your peers are all the more worthwhile. Thank you to 500px.com - the world's most dynamic and influential photography platform - for naming me their Guest Editor for the month of March 2016. I am delighted to be curating moments on their Editor's Choice gallery for them for the next few weeks.

To see some of my choices, check out the Editor's Choice page on 500px.com

Emirates - Open Skies, January 2016 Feature

I find it a little strange to be regarded as an "entrepreneur", as my dedication to my photography is my foremost concern, one which I also regard as very much influenced by traditional artistry rather than entrepreneurial endeavours. Nonetheless, I am extremely honoured to be featured by Emirates Airlines for the month of January 2016 in their Open Skies in-flight magazine. It's definitely a nod to some of the more diverse projects I've been conducting via The Kandid, which have been interesting detours from my typical wedding and baby briefs.

To read the full article, click here.

Bottega Veneta Cruise Collection

Bottega Veneta 2015 Cruise Collection, shot by Justin Lim at The Kandid

It has been a very busy few months, but would just like to tell you about this recent shoot I did at The Kandid for Bottega Veneta and Lifestyle Asia.

To see the feature, click here. It's wonderful to be creating, styling and shooting for brands of this calibre, who really appreciate that photography is one aspect to a great shot, but styling is another facet entirely. Luckily the studio now supports both!


TUVE, Justin Lim Photography, 2015

TUVE, Justin Lim Photography, 2015

I was recently fortunate to be granted insider access to all the rooms at the spectacular TUVE Hotel. For a long time, Hong Kong has lacked a truly boutique design hotel experience. We needed a game changer for design buffs. This hotel is an incredible tribute to minimalist design and industrial aesthetics which has been missing from the local scene for quite a while. What a privilege to see all their rooms and take in some of their philosophy. I just loved the rustic greys, the attention to detail from the woods to the little iron bath hooks. Highly recommended to any visitors, I'll have to arrange my own staycation!

The Walrus Grand Opening HK

If I had a dollar for every time I was invited to a nautical themed street party in Hong Kong... well to be honest I'd still have a dollar. But The Walrus - brought to you by the same people behind The Woods - is awesome, so thank you to their team for asking me to capture their big opening event! When the DJ spun a funkadelic version of Lennon's original song, we set sail and partied on into the evening. I'm definitely #downtoshuck now!

Follow The Walrus on IG at @thewalrushk for more fun!

The Walrus Grand Opening Street Party, Hong Kong, 2015 - Justin Lim Photography

The Walrus Grand Opening Street Party, Hong Kong, 2015 - Justin Lim Photography

The Walrus Grand Opening Street Party, Hong Kong, 2015 - Justin Lim Photography

The Walrus Grand Opening Street Party, Hong Kong, 2015 - Justin Lim Photography

The Walrus Grand Opening Street Party, Hong Kong, 2015 - Justin Lim Photography

The Walrus Grand Opening Street Party, Hong Kong, 2015 - Justin Lim Photography

For further information as to event packages contact me on justin@thekandid.com

The Kandid - Home Journal 2015

I'm delighted to let you know that my photography and social hub have both been featured in this month's edition of Home Journal magazine. I photographed an 8-page feature on small plants, which took place entirely at my own workspace, The Kandid. This shoot saw names such as Ovo Hotels and Quest Terrarium visit my little hub. A very cool shoot indeed.

Paris in Bloom

Paris is a place we all love to get behind, with its sleek, urbane sophistication and its effortless insouciance. Driven by a new minimalist aesthetic, it remains the gold standard of chic. Great to spend some time there after so many years.


For more of my reviews on Paris small plates, see my write-up on Townske.

Laine & Mark, Star Ferry, Hong Kong

Some highlights from Laine and Mark's recent wedding. I was so happy to meet and shoot for this wonderful couple whose wedding was such a fun, laid-back occasion. Their nuptials gave us all a chance to take things off dry land and stretch our sea legs a little. The Star Ferry - that old throwback to our colonial heritage - might not seem a very orthodox choice, but it was especially nostalgic to those of us who have made that crossing in years gone by.

After the sojourn at sea came the rustic and industrially-styled reception, held at The Butcher's Club near Aberdeen.

Some highlights from the day are pictured below.

A delight to be part of such a warm, intimate day with so many special memories to take away. I'm always lucky to work with couples who require something a little different in their wedding styling and photography.

Mrs. Pound

Very happy to be involved with the styling and photography for Mrs. Pound, a great new eatery in Hong Kong. These photos have been distributed to local media and magazines, and have found their way into international food blogs. Delighted for the whole Mrs. Pound team!

Japan, August 2014

Some recent personal images of the road from Hakone to Tokyo.

Clients always seem to pick up on my Iceland album on the main website. I suppose this reminds me a little bit of that. Especially the weather around Lake Ashi.