director | Cinematographer | photographer | MUSICIAN
Thien Lai is a creative with over fifteen years of experience in various creative industries. He is a portrait photographer for his love of people and their stories. He is the Founder of Captus which specializes in Lifestyle photography and Co-Founder of Element Creative which is a commercial film and photography agency. In any given week, Thien could be in the midst of several projects from directing a commercial film about surfing and commercial fishing, to capturing emotive portraits of locals in Vietnam, or leading a worship service conference at his church to creating documentaries about adoption in China. His work enables him to meet his subjects where they are at in their own lives and reflect and communicate that narrative. Thien is also a husband and father, who dreams of spending warm summers on ocean shores with his beautiful wife and two boys snorkeling and surfing.