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HKFP Lens: Inspired by cinematic greats, Rae Lam captures Hong Kong’s bright lights in flux

Rae Lam is a Hong Kong-based photographer whose work is inspired by neon-noir cinematography.
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Photo: Rae Lam.

Her photography focuses on urbanism.
Rae Lam Hong Kong

Photo: Rae Lam.

Her photographs play with darkness and light by juxtaposing the light reflecting off tall buildings with the shadows created on the ground below.
Rae Lam Hong Kong

Photo: Rae Lam.

“I intend to convey emotion through my work by using a specific colour palette, or making good use of lights and shadows,” Lam told HKFP.
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Photo: Rae Lam.

“I hope my audience can feel many things deeply by viewing my work,” she said. “My biggest motivation is when my photographs evoke resonance among viewers.”
Rae Lam Hong Kong

Photo: Rae Lam.

Rae Lam Hong Kong

Photo: Rae Lam.

“I am heavily influenced by Wong Kar-wai’s movies and Christopher Doyle’s cinematography,” she added.
Rae Lam Hong Kong

Photo: Rae Lam.

Renowned Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai’s films are known for their bold and bright colour palette.
Rae Lam Hong Kong

Photo: Rae Lam.

Christopher Doyle is a celebrated cinematographer, known for his work on Wong Kar-wai films such as “Chungking Express” and “In the Mood for Love.”
Rae Lam Hong Kong

Photo: Rae Lam.

Doyle is also celebrated for his experimental cinematic style and use of saturated light.
Rae Lam Hong Kong

Photo: Rae Lam.

Rae Lam Hong Kong

Photo: Rae Lam.

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HKFP Lens: Inspired by cinematic greats, Rae Lam captures Hong Kong's bright lights in flux