Alastair Lee has been taking photographs since he first went travelling at the age of twenty. The main focus in front of the camera has always been his fascination for wild landscapes realised through many rock climbing and mountaineering adventures. The author of two travel guides to Australia and New Zealand, Alastair's first full colour photography book was Eyes Up (2003), a selection of images from his worldwide travels. This was followed by Forgotten Landscape (2004), and his acclaimed Pendle (2009), a collection of photographs of his beloved Pendle Hill. Further books about the Lake District (2010) and Baffin Island (2011) have both received rave reviews from the photographic press. Over the past seven years Alastair has also developed his film making skills: his films have won over 50 international awards. Visit the 'Posing Productions' website to see the extent of Alastair's film making work. His latest offering PSYCHE II scooped the Grand Prize and Best Climbing Film at the 2010 Kendal Mountain Film Festival.
An Eye for Quality
All prints are lovingly prepared by Alastair himself. From the capture of the photograph right through to the output of the print, Alastair personally oversees the whole process ensuring his own high standard of image quality are attained for all the work purchased through this website.
Equipment - Alastair uses a variety of equipment to deliver the images you can see on this website, mainly a large panoramic format Fuji GX617 camera (right) producing glorious 17 X 6 cm slides. Alastair also employs a medium format Mamaya 645 and occasionally a Canon 5D camera. Images are then scanned on a high-end Hasselblad/Imacon virtual drum scanner before being carefully colour checked for print.
Prints - The photographic prints are manufactured using the latest print technology incorporating Ultra Chrome inks which have in excess of 70 years light-fastness, printed on 260gsm satin finish archieval papers.
Framing - Framing and mounting is carried out by Alastair's local framers Dysons Arts (Est 1878 Professional Guild Commended), run by Richard Davies a fine art craftsman who also shares Alastair's eye for detail and excellence.
Alastair hopes to share his passion and energy for the wilder places in the world through his photographic work.
“As a photographer and film maker, Alastair Lee has done much more than keep pace with the innovations in multi-media since the beginning of the 21st century. He has proven that the mastery of technology is only a part of the artistry. Al Lee has an eye for images which capture the essence of landscape, and the desire for adventure.” Banff Mountain Book Festival Jury