Martin Lui

Martin Lui

Hong Kong

Photography; a reflection of the heart through lenses

My first contact with Fine Arts was in Year Two. My mother was a painter, so our home was full of easels and painting materials. Back then we didn't have a computer, so I'd spend my time leafing through books in the bookcase. What got me involved in photography was when I bought a SLR camera in my last year of university. Like many people, I started photography casually until the day I read about the experiences of a war photographer. Looking at his photos sparked my interest in documentary photography, so I picked up my camera and started recording. That was the start of my photography journey.

Photography since then became my career. I started a studio with several other photographers. In addition to commercial photography, I began doing wedding photography. My works and experiences over the years have taught me what kind of genres I like and what photography means to me and other people.  Being an artist, my mother gave me a lot of harsh comments on my works throughout the years – and sometimes praise too! One of the most valuable things I've gained from her is how to show reality and beauty in harmony in my photographs. She often says, "Making people look beautiful is easy. What's difficult is understanding what's in their hearts and recording a precious, unforgettable moment for them. I know you can do it.“

The bookcase of my childhood, the accumulation of history and knowledge, the many years of my mother's support, and helping establish – then departure from the photography studio. It turns out that everything we experience in life has meaning and I've put it all into Martin Aesthetics.

Martin's Gear

ILCE-7RM3

Alpha 7R III 

ILCE-7RM3

ILCE-9

Alpha 9

ILCE-9

ILCE-7RM2

Alpha 7R II

ILCE-7RM2

ILCE-7M2

Alpha 7 II

ILCE-7M2

SEL70200GM

FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS

SEL70200GM

SEL24F14GM

FE 24mm F1.4 GM

SEL24F14GM

SEL85F14GM

FE 85mm F1.4 GM

SEL85F14GM

SEL70300G

FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS

SEL70300G

SEL35F14Z

Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA

SEL35F14Z

SEL50F14Z

Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA

SEL50F14Z