My name is Johnny,  C.Y.  is the initial of my Chinese name - 仲賢 (Chung Yin).
I am primarily an on-location photographer, focusing on portraiture, interior, travel and documentary photography.

My home base is near Kingston, Ontario but I am happy to travel for editorial, advertising and private commissions worldwide.

Photographing people and travelling are my life passion. I have always had a strong sense of curiosity about the world and enjoy telling stories with my images through making real connections with the people I photograph.

I grew up in Hong Kong and moved to Canada with my family at age 16. Although I studied commercial illustration, it is in photography where I find my voice as an artist.  I hold both Canadian and Hong Kong citizenships and speak fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Some of my favourite things are airports, bonsai and dim sum. When I am not away taking photos, I enjoy cooking, cycling or reading photo books at home.

Best way to get in touch with me is via email.


Phone : +1  416  893  3974

Selected Commercial Clients:
Square / Mazda / Metro / Penguin  Random House  / Corus Entertainment /
Food Network / Mountain Equipment Co-op /  HGTV /  Rogers  /
The Drake Hotel / Rocky Mountaineer / Northland Power / Prince Edward County Tourism /  Brookfield Properties / University of Ottawa / Queen’s University / 
Norman Hardie Winery /  

Selected Editorial Clients:
The Globe & Mail / CBC / Maclean’s / House & Home / Food & Drink magazine /
enRoute magazine /  /Courier magazine / Quill & Quire magazine / Reader’s Digest / Food & Wine magazine / Toronto Life  / L'actualité / Time Asia / GEO / Vice /  

Gallery collection:
Canadian Museum Of Immigration at Pier 21

All contents and images on this website are copyrighted ©  Johnny C.Y . Lam.  2021.
All contents and images on this webiste is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act (R.S.C.,1985, c. C-42). All rights reserved.