Photographers in Los Angeles

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Updated Fashion Photography Portfolios for Warren Lee Studios

Fashion Photography by Warren Lee

The new website of fashion photography by Warren Lee Studios is live as of today with a fresh new look for 2011. This is a screen grab from the new home page of the fashion photographers portfolios. In 2011 Warren Lee is going to be rolling out several national advertising campaigns including a nationwide search for other photographers to join forces under a new business called W represents. More information to be published soon. In the meantime, please check out the new online portfolios of fashion photography by Warren Lee.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Studying Stones

Black and white photography by Warren Lee
Last weekend I took my wife and my camera to a beach along highway way 1, just north of Santa Cruz and south of Half Moon Bay. The beach we stopped at was a spot where the wind & waves had eroded the rocks all around to the extent that instead of sand, there were millions of tiny pebbles. The rock formations at this beach are incredibly fascinating because if you look close enough, particularly through the lens of a camera, there lay millions of possible compositions.

We enjoyed hours away, studying the stones with our cameras looking for interesting ways to design photographs with unique cropping, trying to find interesting patterns or harmony within the lens and the surrounding nature. To see the beach from the parking lot, it would seem to many passers-by, to be any ordinary beach. But to us, it was a photographers playground.

Black and white photography by Warren Lee
I primarily shot with a hasselblad 503 cm and a fixed focal length lens on Berger film from Germany. I had only two rolls of film, or about 20 shots total, my wife had 4 gigs. She managed to shoot over 100 images while we were at the beach, but I spent most of my time on my knees in only three or four spots, studying the rocks around me. I wanted to find some order in all the dis-order around me. I was looking for some pattern or interesting composition, first I studied lines in the rocks, then the juxtaposition of the different rocks with the pebbles around. I felt as though if I looked hard enough, eventually I would find a simple and pleasing composition that was not too busy or too distracting.

Black and white photography by Warren LeeI never found the ideal composition within the two rolls of film and two to three hours we spent on that beach, I believe that there is a better photo still waiting to be made at this beach and for now it has evaded me. As I scoured about the rocks on the beach, it seemed to me that all the rocks were staring back at me, all the little holes in the rocks looked like little faces, some happy faces, others looked tormented. The composition of some holes in the rocks somewhat captures the anguish I felt trying to find a peaceful and harmonious image amongst all the busyness around me. All I wanted was to find an image that was simple and balanced, in amongst a myriad of dis-organized pebbles? Silly huh? It was like I was trying to see a whole forest from within all the trees. After a while I gave up on this pursuit and then focused my lens on a piece of drift wood.

Black and white photography by Warren Lee

Perhaps I will return to the beach again sometime and make another attempt at finding a composition within all the random pebbles that captures the design elements that I enjoy finding in abstract photos such as these.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Warren Lee Studio | New Flickr Photo Stream

Check out this new photo stream on Flickr.
Photography by: Warren Lee

This year, social media is becoming increasingly important for professional photographers.
The link above points to the Flickr profile page for Warren Lee Studio and also there are more social media network links.

You can also now get up to the minute info on Warren Lee Studio via twitter & Google Buzz.

Check us out on Twitter or Google Buzz and say Hi!!

Google Buzz @ Warren Lee
Twitter @ Warren Lee

Monday, January 18, 2010

Aid to Haiti

The earthquake in Haiti was a tragically moving event.
Saddened by this disaster we made a donation to Haiti through UNICEF.
I provided a link for others who may be compelled to do the same.
Posted by Warren Lee.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Lavonne - One of LAs Top Stylists

Go check out : http://www.lavonnebeauty.com/ This is the new web site / online portfolio for one of LA's best MUA. If you are looking for a great makeup artist in Los Angeles, Lavonne comes highly recommended. By the way, mucho kudos to Lavonne for using a photo created with Warren Lee (above) for the new websites home page!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rocks in San Francisco


Photo by Warren Lee - Copyright 2009.

A new photograph by Warren Lee that is part of a series of images of the CA coastline. This image was made with Ilford Delta 100 black and white film behind 5 stops of neutral density glass on a Hasselblad 503 CW medium format camera.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

F ArtForum Magazine Cover


F ArtForum Magazine Cover

Decided to desecrate the cover of a recent issue of ARTFORUM magazine and share with all you art lovers. This months feature issue of [F] Artforum is now a tribute to farts. Okay, I was bored, and I was feeling a tad bit immature however I thought it might be a great lead-in to blog about other artists who make similar practice of appropriating the art of others. Indeed, here is an artist who has garnered an international reputation through his art. Some might say he also creatively desecrates other art and public space among other things..But check it out and judge for yourself, - click here BANKSY

Richard Prince, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine are some other artists that come to mind.

My mother always said " imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".

So, homage or just plain illegal? What do you think? I'm sure Avedon is probably not turning in his grave ...

(The art below is by http://hotyoungbodies.org/)

(Based on art by Richard Avedon)

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