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Work / Photography

Chris Lee’s street photography is full of beautifully observed moments 

There are a few key elements that go into a photograph for London-based Chris Lee: “Body language, fashion, spacial awareness and various interactions all contribute to the stories I look for in a photo,” he says.

As one third of photo collective Tripod City with Charlie Kwai and Paul Storrie, many of Chris’ projects see him wandering the streets of various cities and countries trying to capture the “smaller things we do that make us human.” His portfolio is full of fantastically timed observations, like a man and his dog looking in opposite directions and a guy wearing a horse’s head drinking a bottle of Pepsi in a shopping centre. 

The beauty in these moments is how Chris’ subjects are so unaware of his presence. “By shooting candidly, I like the idea of creating windows into the lives of other people but I’m most attracted to the spontaneous things that keep you guessing,” says Chris. “You’ll generally find me lingering around busy places or gatherings looking to find some order within the chaos.” 

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Chris Lee: Street

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Chris Lee: Street

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Chris Lee: Street

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Chris Lee: Notting Hill

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Chris Lee: Street

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Chris Lee: Notting Hill

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Chris Lee: Street

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Chris Lee: Street

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Chris Lee: Comicon

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Chris Lee: China