Fashion Photographers Portfolios - Warren Lee
The gallery of fashion photography featured above is from the fashion portfolios of Warren Lee. Warren Lee has a BFA from Brooks Institute of photography, and after running a photography studio in Downtown Los Angeles, CA and also another one in Hollywood, CA Warren Lee has worked with many of the top names in the industry. As a fashion photographer based in California, Warren works primarily only with models from many of the top modeling agencies, and Warren has also worked with many of the most talented makeup artists, hair stylists, and fashion designers nationwide. Warrens primary focus is high end fashion photography for high quality print advertising, but Warren will occasionally take editorial fashion assignments depending on availability.
Some might argue that editorial fashion photography is all only about the wardrobe, others might say its all about the concept, or the "story", and yet others might say its all about attitude and so on. When Warren Lee was just an intern for the celebrity photographer known as Klaus Roethlisberger, he was told that it is just only about the hair! As a photographer every one of these things can be critical to the success of the images, and none of them all at the same time. The model, the lighting, the location, the emotion, the composition, these are all important. But ask yourself what is a successful image in editorial fashion photography and therein lies the truth. To Warren Lee, the definition of a successful editorial fashion photograph comes down to one thing.. Desire. You do not need the most expensive camera equipment to capture and convey desire, & while great equipment certainly helps with quality (Warren only uses either Hasselblad or Canon 1ds MK 3 ) the secret to capturing and conveying desire in photography is not about the image resolution in megapixels but rather it is, to put it simply, to be in touch with the moment. Fashion is always about the moment. It can be fleeting, it is always the latest at its best, and being and living in the moment religiously somehow really helps! When you are living in the moment and have a zen like hyper awareness of the now, you will not only find yourself with the very best and latest gear, and every thing else that is hot right now, and you will find that in this hyper awareness the magic happens.
Some artists believe that there is a hierarchical order with respect to photography in the realm of photography as an art form. At the top of the spectrum in this order is fine art photography which to some can only consist of landscapes and nude photography or other abstractions and portraits, and then at the bottom of the spectrum is advertising photography or other work that is created with commercial intent. Every thing else is in between. Warren does not subscribe to such snobbery & likes to believe that there is no such spectrum or hierarchy and that anything can be fine art so long as it is in front of his camera, and, can later be converted to black and white. And of course he would be kidding as he is often prone to do. If you can get get a hold of Warren to talk about fashion photography you might find yourself being asked whether or not you are looking for an artist or someone who knows how to simply push a button on an expensive camera. If you answered yes to either of those two questions, then he may refer you off to another photographer because Warren believes that until he can master painting then he is neither of the two. Then in all seriousness he will ask you your budget. If you want to work with Warren Lee, it will not be because he is a cheap photographer because he is not one of the most affordable photographers in the book, it will be because you really love his style and because you are looking for someone you can rely on to help you actualize your own idea of visual perfection.
Warren Lee is known as one of the top fashion photographers in the USA. Warren Lee is available as a destination fashion photographer and this means he is available to travel anywhere to get the next fashion shoot done. Warren Lee is booking photo shoots nationwide and experienced at arranging and co-ordinating fashion photography that includes travel. If you are looking to hire a fashion photographer to travel to a specific destination to shoot, Warren Lee is a photographer that you can count on. Destination fashion photography has its own unique sets of challenges and it is helpful to hire a seasoned professional. So whether or not you have any serious travel plans of your own or whether you are simply looking for a top ranked photographer to travel to you, if you like the portfolios samples shown above, then Warren should be at the top of your list of photographers to call today at 1-800-736-0139.