“I started photography in 2003, after nine years, I switched to mobile phone. Since then, I have been taking photos and publishing them on various social media every day. When I was taking the pictures in this series, I zoomed in very closely, so that the frame can be widened as much as possible, as this is the only way to get closer to what I really want to photograph, without disturbing the people and the objects, otherwise I'd be in troubles.” - Lai Lon Hin
Lai Lon Hin, born in Hong Kong in 1982. 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). Lai is best known for his snapshot aesthetics: using his phone as camera, he practises a mode of seeing through framing and zooming in, resulting in attened and pixelated images of transience and meaninglessness. His work is collected by Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Lai currently lives and works in Hong Kong.