Mathew Lai was born and raised in Hong Kong. He studied photography from Christian Service Kwun Tong Vocational Training Centre and graduated in 2009.
Mathew works in a legal firm. In every weekend or spare time, he walks around the streets and alleys of Hong Kong with his camera, to find out the extraordinary moments here and uses monochrome to express the real life of this city. Black & white is most suited to focus on the subjects, reveal the intimacy and the raw fundamentals of people in their everyday life and focus on the same way through the years.
Mathew is the founder of Streefoto HK, a Youtube channel that focuses on promoting street photography in Hong Kong. It is a medium that allows Mathew to further express his photography and ideas.