Jim Lee

by Peter York and Jim Lee
Ammonite Press

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Pub Date: 2012
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 288 pp.
Size: 12.00 x 15.00 inches

ISBN: 9781907708121
TB Code: 1802039
Availability: 88 in stock

"Arrested" is the biography of idiosyncratic London-based photographer and film director Jim Lee. Lee established a portfolio photographing bands such as the Kinks and the Who and later became in demand as a fashion photographer, notably working with "Vogue" editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Lee's earlier photographic work is included in a permanent collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Born in 1945 to parents who were both MI5 operatives, Lee's life has followed anything but a conventional route. Dyslexia and an independent spirit saw Lee at the age of just seventeen emigrate to Australia where his passion for photography was kindled. Rescued from fighting in the Vietnam war by his parents' intervention, Lee returned to the UK and began to establish a portfolio photographing bands. As his reputation grew, Lee became in demand as a fashion photographer for magazines during the late sixties and seventies. He collaborated with some of the most influential fashion designers, including Yves St Laurent and Gianni Versace, and his work appeared in "Elle", "The Sunday Times Magazine", "Harpers & Queen" and "The New York Times".