Founded on the principles of collaboration, The Kandid owns and manages two social spaces that provide creative services to businesses, especially start-ups and entrepreneurs. We've staged events such as pop-ups, commercial photoshoots, workshops and other social gatherings, right here in the heart of Hong Kong.
We also provide services such as bespoke portraiture, product styling and social media consultancy, through Justin Lim, our founder and principal photographer. In addition to his conventional commercial photography jobs, Justin regularly styles, shoots and creates social media content for international brands. Many household names consult with The Kandid on issues of social media presence and promotion.
The Kandid Soho, is a small bespoke venue located in Sheung Wan, which can be rented as a space for private parties and workshops. In 2015, this space was featured by both Home Journal and Lifestyle Asia. In 2016, a full article in Emirates' In-flight Magazine "Open Skies" was dedicated to the space. Brands which have chosen The Kandid Soho as a venue for shoots include LifestyleAsia, Revolution Magazine, Shanghai Tang and MR PORTER.
The Kandid Social is a dedicated blank space for pop-ups, craft workshops and private events. It also serves as a commercial photography studio and a space for staging workshops, tastings and parties.
PROUDLY INDEPENDENT. STAYING THAT WAY.
THE KANDID SOHO
- Styled in a rustic, salvage wood aesthetic, with industrial accents
- Seated bar area, display shelving, grey feature walls
- Perfect for corporate headshots, family portraits, Instagram styling, flatlays, whisky tastings, board game night, workshops
- Suitable for creatives, weekend entrepreneurs, casual photographers
- Located 3 minutes from Sheung Wan MTR
- Capacity: 12 pax
THE KANDID SOCIAL
- Blank space styled in a minimal, Nordic aesthetic with plantlife, light woods and neon light features
- Bright bay windows with high visibility at main junction in Happy Valley
- Photo backdrops, Profoto strobes for professional in-house photography services, wide array of props, reflectors and more
- Located 1 minute from Happy Valley Tram Terminus (5 mins from CWB)
- Capacity: 15 pax
The Kandid manages two workshop spaces in Hong Kong, which have been hired for parties, talks, tastings and more. All our venue hire packages come with the unique option of a photography package, saving you the hassle of hiring externally.
We provide bespoke corporate photography via Justin Lim Photography. Packages are also available for wedding couples, families and social media users. Both locations use studio equipment by Profoto, Lastolite and Phottix.
The Kandid has hosted dozens of #photojamming parties: think a more sophisticated, special version of a photobooth with curated props, drinks, tapas, scrapbooking and more. A hit with the hen parties!
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
We have been engaged by several leading names in Asia to manage their Instagram feeds. We are also regularly engaged to produce detailed reports of the visual identity of brands. For a small fee, we can also advise and consult brands on styling of pop-up installations, identifying design elements and other interior fixtures with a view to maximising visual impact.
We currently operate bespoke tours for amateur and enthusiast photographers who are visiting Hong Kong. Email us for a list of itineraries which include food experiences and more.
Workshops are regularly available through the year at our own two venues and various other coworking spaces, covering topics as broad as DSLR photography, Instagram strategy, film photography and more. Follow our FB page for more details. Private workshops are also available.
SOCIAL MEDIA STYLING
At the core of The Kandid's work is its devotion to the production of imagery - not just technically proficient images but with the added twist of our props, flatlay surfaces and other stylistic enhancements. Brands from all over the world seek out our expertise with regard to Instagram styling.
Our founder Justin provides services via his own social media profile @hurtingbombz - a critically acclaimed lifestyle photography feed. Including his Flickr and 500px, Justin has over 60k followers on social media.
RECENTLY WE'VE WORKED WITH:
SUDIO OF SWEDEN
Bespoke content for IG
Content for IG and pop-up event promo
MOET HENNESSY DIAGEO
Pop-up promo shoot
MR PORTER x UBER
Bespoke content for Art Basel promo
BOTTEGA VENETA x lifestyle asia
Photoshoot for website feature
8 page print feature
WARDOUR & BREWER
Influencer content and styling
MORE IMAGES OF STUFF WE'VE DONE:
The Kandid Soho / Kandid Productions Limited
222 queen's road central
by appointment only
The Kandid Social / Justin Lim Photography
29 sing woo road
by appointment only
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