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

Photo: Rae Lam.

Her photography focuses on urbanism.

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.

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.

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.”

Photo: Rae Lam.

Photo: Rae Lam.

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

Photo: Rae Lam.

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

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.”

Photo: Rae Lam.

Doyle is also celebrated for his experimental cinematic style and use of saturated light.

Photo: Rae Lam.

Photo: Rae Lam.

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