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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Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.