For Eric Lau, the spontaneity of street photography counterbalances the polished images he produces in his advertising career. He incorporates images plucked from his daily life, including scenes from his subway commute and Bushwick neighborhood. Lau takes pride in capturing the everyday — unvarnished — and he believes that the best camera is the one you have with you.
Lau switched to his phone camera in 2014, abandoning his Leica and other professional gear. The change allows him to get closer to his subjects, while challenging established conventions around what constitutes professional photography. Lau's intimate images, in turn, have an intensity that brings his audience closer to the daily life in New York City.
Lau's photographs have garnered 47K followers on Instagram and have been featured in the New York Times, TimeOut New York and PSFK. Lau’s photo was exhibited in the Sotheby’s NYC in 2018 and named as the ‘Winning Artist’ after 16 other shows in NYC, HK and Taipei.