Martin Lui

Martin Lui

Hong Kong

Photography; a reflection of the heart through the lens

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 an SLR camera in my last year of university. Like many people, I got into photography as a hobby, 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 work 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 from my childhood, the accumulation of history and knowledge, always having my mother's support, and helping establish myself as a photographer, these all helped me start my 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 70-200 mm F2.8 GM OSS

SEL70200GM

SEL24F14GM
FE 24mm F1.4 GM

SEL24F14GM

SEL85F14GM
FE 85 mm F1.4 GM

SEL85F14GM

SEL70300G
FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS

SEL70300G

SEL35F14Z
Distagon® T* FE 35 mm F1.4 ZA

SEL35F14Z

SEL50F14Z
Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA

SEL50F14Z