Hello and welcome to my home on the web! I’m Michelle Lee, a photographer based in Vancouver, Canada. My genre of photography is primarily in travel and landscape. I have been photographing since the days of film when I took my first photography class in high school. Ever since then I haven’t traveled anywhere without my camera by my side.
I grew up in Wisconsin where the landscape is mostly corn fields and dairy farms. In the winters, everything is covered in snow, and the extreme cold causes many living things to go in hibernation. Perhaps, living in an environment like this has inspired me to travel and take photos of places different from where I’m from.
My first international trip was to Hong Kong when I was six years old. It was that experience where my desire to travel was born. Since that trip, I’ve made many more back to Hong Kong and throughout China (Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Zhongshan, and Sanya.) I also spent a summer studying abroad in Taiwan, taking photos while studying Mandarin. Other places I have traveled to include the Canadian Rockies; Vancouver Island; several cities in the US (Honolulu, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, Boston, New Orleans, Austin, Nashville); India; Italy; Iceland; and Vietnam.
The main camera I use now is a Fujifilm XT-1. The lenses I use are the 18-55mm, 35mm, and 55-200mm lenses. I also have a Nikon D300s with 20mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses. Before the Fujifilm camera, this was my primary camera. Now, I mostly use the Fujifilm XT-1 because of its light weight and the color quality of its images. It’s also more fun to use compared to the Nikon D300s camera. The camera’s design reminds me of old film cameras with dials for ISO, shutter speed, and exposure compensation.
If you are interested in buying prints or licensing any of my photos on this site, please contact me by email at contact[at]michellerlee.com.