Zi Yang Lai


This website showcases my best work in landscape and cityscape photography. Photography used to be a big part of my life, but has taken a back seat as of late. This site is mostly frozen and no new content has been added since 2019.

Me after a long hike into Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness

In addition to photographing landscapes, I was also a photojournalist and did freelance portraits and wedding work on the side during my high school and college years. I have been fortunate enough to be able to work with a wide variety of equipment, ranging from the latest and greatest full-frame DSLR and telephoto lens, to the old-school 4x5 view camera with Velvia 100 slides. My photos have been printed in newspapers and magazines, featured on posters and billboards as part of ad campaigns, and probably more places I don't know about (unfortunately, Getty Images makes it hard to track down where exactly my photos are going).

My photo of Gemas on a Maxis billboard in Johor, Malaysia

I can be reached via email at info [at] zylai [dot] com. I continue to actively monitor this inbox, although it may take a while for me to get back to you.