I am a photographer based in San Francisco, California doing food and wine, lifestyle and portrait photography, with work appearing in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Magazine and San Francisco Chronicle. You can also find me at my website, www.craigleephoto.com.
My portrait of Michael Ohlrogge, a joint degree student pursuing a PhD in Stanford’s Department of Management Science and Engineering and a law degree from Stanford Law School. Click on the photo for link to the story and photo on the Stanford University website.
Scandinavian Airlines has just launched a nonstop Copenhagen to San Francisco route. Scanorama, the in-flight magazine for Scandinavian Airlines assigned me to photograph some of San Francisco’s finest dining hots spots. Two restaurants voted Best New Restaurant in the country by Bon Appetit Magazine are also featured, Mission Chinese in 2011 and State Bird Provisions in 2012. Swan Oyster Depot restaurant always knows how to serve up a fun time.
My latest portrait for the San Francisco Chronicle of pastry chef, Emily Luchetti, in her home kitchen with a chocolate cheesecake she made. Emily is taking over writing “The Baker” column for the Chronicle and her first one was this past Sunday. She is the executive pastry chef at Farallon and Waterbar and the James Beard Foundation Pastry Chef of the Year in 2004. Click on the photo for link to the San Francisco Chronicle article.
Photo I took of the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge fireworks show on Sunday, May 27, 2012. It was a great time for the many people out there set up with their cameras and tripods. I got to visit with a couple of photojournalist colleagues who were also photographing the fireworks show, Karl Mondon and Ezra Shaw.
The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook, by Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans, photography by Craig Lee, food styling by Ethel Brennan, book design by Kristine Brogno. I am proud to be part of this book as the photographer and am excited on its release, April 7, 2012 at the Davis Farmers Market.
I am thrilled to have photos in Sunset Magazine, April 2012 issue of a gourmet Passover meal by Wise Sons Deli. It was a “pop-up” seder at the Coffee Bar in San Francisco. Wise Sons Deli has since set up shop in a permanent location in the Mission District of San Francisco. They have a cult following for their tasty Jewish delicatessen food. http://wisesonsdeli.com