Picture taken on the Southbank in London at the height of summer in 2015.  This was   the start of the Brexit discussions in a split nation and I thought it was a humorous image of predestined result.

Steven Lee

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
London, UK
Steven Lee

Steven Lee is the founder director of Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards (KLPA).  Since 2009, KLPA has been recognising and rewarding top international portrait photographers through it’s open calls, focussing on the best in contemporary portrait photography. More recently, Steven is also the co-founder of Exposure Plus Photo Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which has just completed it’s 2nd edition in 2023. Since 2016 he has participated as a regular portfolio reviewer several international festivals including Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival in Kobe, Auckland Festival of Photography, Photolux, IWPA, Format and UPPA. Steven is also a nominator for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award since 2020 and World Press Photo 6X6 Global Talent since 2018. Steven began his career as a photographer specialising in fashion, portraiture and travel documentary and spends his time between London and Kuala Lumpur and runs photography workshops in professional personal development.

From my current project ‘At The Feet of Saints’. Flowers adorn the base of a statue of a Catholic saint. Flowers are used as offerings of thanksgiving as well of decoration in many faiths. The role of a floral arrangement takes on the prayers offered and sought by the faithful for their personal intentions. London, 2018.

"Photograph everything you think you already know but from a different perspective. That is how I keep being inspired by photography today."

Steven Lee

From the ‘Azuristic’ series. Photographed on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, the image depicts the partition of what is a private and public beach bathing areas of the beach, 2010.
As part of an ongoing personal long term project titled ‘Azuristic’, I have been photographing images of local coastal activities in this stretch of the Cote D’Azur in France. This show s a couple enjoying the view on the pebble beach at Cagnes sur Mer, 2011.
A tourist takes a picture of the famous Shibuya Scramble, Tokyo 2017. This is from a series Shibuya Colour commissioned by Tokyo-Ga.org.