Today we’d like to introduce you to Christopher Lee.
Christopher, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Photography has been part of my life since I was seven. My parents had a 1-hr photoshop in Los Angeles where I would help out on weekends processing films the old fashion way before we had digital cameras. It wasn’t until I started working as a Floral Designer in the Event Industry that I discovered my passion for photography. I started by snapping photos with my smartphone whenever I came across something that inspired me. I found it was a creative medium that allowed me to capture and express those special moments of life in a way only a camera lens could. Friends, family and co-workers started noticing my work and suggested that I should consider making photography a career. So I got myself a professional camera and made the switch.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The most challenging aspect was establishing a clientele base. But once my work got out, I got repeat business and new clients through word of mouth, social media and press.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
Self-taught, my images draw inspiration from landscapes to architecture to editorial lifestyle. My style of photography is influenced by organic compositions with a mix of fashion, editorial, and photojournalism. My images feel natural, organic and editorial.
I specialize in interiors, but I also photograph architecture, landscapes, gardens, events and lifestyle – families, couples, headshots and pets.
I’m basically a one man show. Although I’m based in Los Angeles, I travel wherever work takes me.
Good lighting is essential and I love working with natural light whenever possible because it produces the best natural results.
I pride myself on image quality, professionalism, attention to details and client relationships.
The difference between my photography and others is that my approach is organic, design and editorial driven to elevate the clients’ work; thus, helping the clients (interior designers, architects, developers/builders and product companies) build their brand and tell their story.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My grandmother ‘Ama’ and my mother both inspired me to do what I do today. Ama was always spending her time in the garden tending her herbs and vegetables. My Mom, on the other hand, was a great chef. She taught me how to cook. Their love and passion for life and beauty continue to support my creative endeavors.
- Website: www.christopherleefoto.com
- Phone: 626.818.4179
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: christopherleefoto
- Facebook: christopherleefoto
- Other: https://www.houzz.com/professionals/photographers/christopher-lee-foto-pfvwus-pf~1476953571
Interior Designer Credits: Diana Tomei Design, Keith Carroll Design, Fixe Design House, Urban Shore Interior Design, 805 Interiors, Madison Modern Home, Shelby Wood Design