Lai Yat Nam Bio


LAI Yat-nam was born in 1978. He enrolled in the Hong Kong Academy for

Performing Arts (HKAPA) in 1997 for Diploma in Film and Television. Upon

graduation, he continued studying in Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television,

majoring in Cinematography/Lighting Design and graduated with honor in 2002.

In 2003, he joined Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK, a publicly-funded

broadcaster) as Director of Photographer. 2007 his HD Drama “Below the Lion

Rock: Farewell Shek Kip Mei” got Chicago International Television Silver Hugo

Awards in Special Achievement at Cinematography / Videography.

In addition to be Director of Photographer of RTHK, he insist on creating script

and directing his own films. His first short film “Weight Of Light” is an Official

Selection of the Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2007. In 2008, he joins

the Fresh Wave short film workshop project, which is organized by the Hong

Kong International Film Festival. And his second short film “Until the Weeping

Day” was awarded “Special Mention” in the competition.

2009, he participates in the co-production project between NHK and RTHK TV

station. It is a two-hour HD drama, shooting in Hong Kong and Japan. He is the

Director of Photographer in this drama.

His first photo exhibition “Tell Me How Not to Think About Her” was display at

Fringe Club Hong Kong on 2010. It is about the last moment of Ngau Tau Kok

Lower Estate (Hong Kong Public House). A Photo Book will publish this year. He

started taking iPhone photographs a year ago. Six months ago he fell in love with

using Hipstamatic for street photography.

By using the new technology, he hope through “The Underground Scene 2012”

exhibition, to highlight a new approach to photography.

2012, four featured photographers include Lai Yat Nam, set up 「PHOTO

NOW」Group. The principles of Photo Now is using documentary snapshots,

exploring each corner of the city and recording each special moment. That

moment of time is captured each time the shutter is pressed.

Right now he have been preparing his first feature length film “Messiah”.


Short Film


《Until Dying Day 》2008

Feature Film



Series Photography

《Tell me how not to forget her》2011

《Taipei Story》2012

《The Underground Scene》2012

《Photo Now》2012

《Distortion & Montage》2013


International Photo Festival

2012 China Pingyao International Photography Festival

2012 Hong Kong International Photography Festival

2013 Kaohsiung The Piert Art Centre「SNAP * HERE & THERE」

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