The Kandid manages collaborative social spaces that provide creative services to businesses, especially start-ups and entrepreneurs.

We've staged events such as parties, pop-ups, photoshoots in-house workshops and other social gatherings, right here in the heart of Hong Kong.

We also provide packages such as portraiture, product styling and social media consultancy, through Justin Lim, our founder and principal photographer. Justin regularly offers consultation to world-famous brands on issues of visual identity, social media presence and photography. Justin is also often consulted as one of Hong Kong's most prominent #flatlay stylists on Instagram.

The original space, now renamed The Kandid Soho, is a small workshop venue located in Sheung Wan, which can be rented as a venue for private parties and workshops of up to 15 people. 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 Bottega Veneta and MR PORTER.

Our newest space, The Kandid Social is a dedicated blank space for pop-ups and private events with a larger floor area. It also serves as a commercial photography studio and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2016.


Rustic salvage wood accents / Recycled and repurposed surfaces for shoots and styling / Industrial-style feature walls / A wide variety of of ambient light features / Our own range of unique backdrops, wall decals, photobooth props and alphabet slates / Seated bar area for entertaining guests and clients / Vintage board games and amusements

Capacity: 15 standing

The space is accessible via our building's main Queen's Road Central entrance and is 2 minutes from Sheung Wan MTR station A2, but overlooks the quiet side of Gough St, allowing for complete privacy.



Opening in Summer 2016, a new concept in pop-ups, social gatherings and modern photography.

Capacity: 30 standing

Justin Lim Founder & Chief Creative

Born in Hong Kong to Malaysian-UK parents /
Studied in HK and UK /
First used a film camera aged 15 in 1996 /
Degree from LSE /
Founded Justin Lim Photography in 2007 /
First published work featured in Kee Club Magazine / 
Shot backstage at first ever Clockenflap festival / 
Featured by Flickr and VSCO as a global influencer /
Twice featured by Instagram as a Suggested User /
Guest Editor, world's fastest growing photography community - /
Clients include MR PORTER, Alexander McQueen, The Upper House, Home Journal, Sohofama, Kee Club, Mrs. Pound, Azure, Mandarin Oriental HK /
LifestyleAsia - featured on "10 HK Photographers to follow on Instagram" /
Head of Communications and Visual Identity, MaltMastersHK

Justin is one of "21 Global Photographers who will change your Instagram experience" -

To see a day in his life, see the Lifestyle Asia interview with Justin here.