Raymond Lum (1952 - 2019) was a Vancouver-based photographer who was active starting from the the late 1960s. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in film and theatre from UBC, he pursued a BFA in photography from the Art Center College of Design (Los Angeles). Returning to Vancouver, he opened his first freelance studio in 1982, working out of the basement of the family’s home on West 49th Avenue. Raymond Lum Inc. operated from its location near Granville Island from 1985 -2019. During the early 2000s Lum was an instructor at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, where many students sought after his expertise in studio lighting technique. With a career spanning over four decades, his portfolio includes work for a variety of professional and corporate clientele.