Eric is a multi-disciplined Creative Director & Art Director, born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to NYC in 2005. Eric was first hooked with photography after an advertising photoshoot. He studied studio photography while pursuing communication design. Eric started photographing in the street since 2011, and had gone from DSLR to an old film camera, and finally using only his phone camera. His photographs has garnered 48K followers on Instagram; featured in the NY Times, TimeOut New York, PSFK, South China Morning Post, Perspective Magazine,  held numerous sharing about his anti-gear approach for photography, and been shown in 14 exhibitions in NYC, HK and Taipei. 

 
 

Exhibitions (Solo)

2017   Detour: From the street of NYC to The Americas, Studio 83, Taipei

2016   In the Street, Brick Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2015   Detour: From the street of NYC to The Americas, Studio 83, Hong Kong

 

Exhibitions (Group)

2018   Ad Art Show, Sotheby’s, New York City

2018   19th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, New York City

2017   New Views – FIT Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, New York City

2017   18th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, New York City

2016   Monochrome – FIT Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, New York City

2016   Slim Cinema – A Vertical Film Festival, Genius, New York City

2016   The Art Kartel – Summer Art Exhibit, New York City

2016   New Views – FIT Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, New York City

2016   17th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, New York City

2015   The Dog Show, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, New York City

2015   16th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, New York City

2014   The Art Kartel Group Show, Bar None, New York City

2014   Bushwick Art Crit Group, Brooklyn FireProof Gallery, New York City

2014   15th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, New York City

2010   Wah Yan Alumni Group Exhibition, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong 

2009   Parsons Senior Thesis Show 2009, New York City

 

Academic Experience

2016 – present Adjunct Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, N.Y.

2015 – present Instructor, Miami Ad School, New York, N.Y.

2014 – present Part-Time Lecturer of Communication Design, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, N.Y.

 

Professional Experience

2018 – present Creative Director, Director of Content, Sparks & Honey, New York

2016 – 2017 Associate Creative Director, Sparks & Honey, New York

2015 – 2016 Senior Art Director, Sparks & Honey, New York

2014 – 2015 Art Director/Designer, TBWA Chiat Day, New York

2013 Art Director, Mcgarrybowen, New York

2013 Art Director, Jack Morton Worldwide, New York

2010 – 2013 Art Director, Saachi & Saatchi X, New York

2010 Freelance Designer, Fly Communications, New York

 

Press/Bibliography

March 8, 2016: RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong) 

January 10, 2015: “Having Designs on Life” South China Morning Post

January 8, 2015: “؛PHKAAA‮٩‬ُ”  Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association

December 24, 2015: “Detour: From the Street of Nyc to the Americas,” Perspective Magazine

September 13, 2015: “Brooklyn Bridge Park Photo Villa,” New York Times Instagram

August 17, 2015: “A South Bronx Graffiti Walkabout,”, New York Times

August 1, 2015: “10 Things To-Do in NYC,” TimeOut New York

December 18, 2013:  “The Last Days of 5 Pointz,”  Urban Photo

December 6, 2013:  “The Last Hip-Hop Battle of 5Pointz,”  Resource Magazine

November 25, 2013:  “Arts & Culture: Photographs Capture the Final Days at 5 Pointz,”  PSFK

November 21, 2013:  “The Last B-Boy Breakdancing Battle at 5 Pointz,”  Untapped Cities

October 15, 2013:  “Eric Lau’s Bushwick,”  For the Love of Brooklyn