My name is Michael Lee, photographer and Artist based in New England. Welcome to my site. I am originally from New Jersey, and have lived in Boston and Ft. Lauderdale, over a number of years. I currently reside in Western Massachusetts, and have my studio in Easthampton, situated just NW of Springfield.
I've been a photographer most of my life, starting out at the age of 12, when I got my first point and shoot camera. With that camera I used to venture into NYC from NJ , exploring the city and taking pictures. For this reason I think the urban environment has intrigued me, from the old buildings to the grafitti everywhere. When I was 18 I got my hands on my first 35mm SLR and began experimenting on my own, shooting day and night exposures and naturally learning the basic camera techniques.
I have been a mechanic and pilot by trade but continued expanding my knowledge and experience as a photographer, having attended the Applied Photography program at the Ft. Lauderdale Art Institute, where I learned valuable fine-tune aspects of lighting, exposure, portraiture and composition.
My Main specialties of photography are Model/Portraiture, Realism/Lifestyle, Sports/Fitness, and Urban/Scenic Landscapes. With the Model and Fashion industry continuing to grow, I contribute to this market by helping many beginner models build their initial portfolios and provide them wiith quality images and head shots to help them gain exposure and valuable experience. I have also recognized the needs of Musicians and aspiring actors and actresses, in providing them with ideal promotional images.
Much of my artistic photo work, includes portraying life in the cities and capturing the natural aspects of urban culture and landscapes. And then there are the green pastures and rolling hills of Switzerland and Germany, where I have captured the stillness and profound beauty.
I have taken great pride in shooting in this wide range of photography as I travel regularly between Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and parts of europe, promoting my work, shooting events, portraying new subjects and attending fashion events. As my portfolio continues to expand I plan to further market my work in post cards, books, and gallery exhibitions, always se