American Way - Cover Story

This commission marks my first major North American cover photo, which I think is a landmark that I never really thought possible when I started many years ago. This 16 page feature for American Airlines’ in-flight magazine was a real trial with the Hong Kong weather being as unhelpful as ever, but we made it through in the end!

Photography has now taken me all over the world for work, but sometimes there’s no place quite like home. Pictured are five incredible local talents, Thierry Chow (cover), Justin Sweeting, Fanny Moritz, Antonio Lai of Quinary and Chef Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room.


Working with people of this calibre, with a client who allows the flexibility to create something special from Hong Kong’s unique urban terrain, makes for the kind of job I love.

#ElectrifyGetaways X #LifestyleRetreats


This summer I was indulged once more by a travel experience courtesy of #ElectrifyGetaways and #LifestyleRetreats. Although I have often travelled to Bali in my spare time, on this occasion I saw the island from a very different perspective. Delighted to share these candids from my week-long adventure with you - a real privilege to collaborate with influencers and creatives of this calibre.

From the intimate, wellness-driven privacy of The Samata, to the sprawling natural reserve that was The Menjangan, this was an ode to Bali's diversity. After 7 days of gorgeous, sun-drenched vistas, it finished with a day at The Bale Nusa Dua, the jewel in the Lifestyle Retreats crown.

Having now been entertained by Lifestyle Retreats on two occasions this year, I can only marvel at their commitment to Bali's unique terra firma and the people who build their lives and families around the resorts. This was particularly true of The Menjangan, where the resort makes active efforts to improve the lives of the indigenous West Bali people, through education and infrastructure.

I consider myself fortunate that my photography continues to take me around the globe in such memorable ways.

MR PORTER at The Kandid

A recent special commission from worldwide fashion powerhouse MR PORTER in conjunction with Uber and Art Basel HK. Loved shooting this at The Kandid with my full array of props. The subsequent posts on MR PORTER's Instagram generated close to 10k likes.

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Sculpture Park Living

I was recently invited by New World Development to showcase my block building skills, as part of a feature on the notion of Sculpture Park Living in Hong Kong. This was a rare foray into life on the other side of the camera!

If you are interested in playing the game and winning a chance to fly to London to visit the sculpture park in Yorkshire, visit and follow the game rules on the relevant post on my FB page.

You can also see the following video in which I talk about a Hong Kong sculpture park in the following video, which features several feted Hong Kong based creatives:

Overall a very worthwhile experience given my commitment to open spaces and my design experience with The Kandid!

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!

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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

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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.

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.