5 Questions With Photographer Esther Lee

Imagine holidays in Tulum, vacationing in Greece, seeing the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang while spending time in between living between LA and San Fransisco – that’s how photography connoisseur Esther Lee spends her days.

Esther Lee is a lifestyle photographer, capturing moments from weddings, travel, food and more. She has previously worked with companies like KinfolkMichael KorsUrban Outfitters and Vanity Fair while sharing her perspectives to her 85k+ followers on Instagram @eslee. Esther lives the life we dream of.

We talked with Esther Lee about her photography styles, travel bucket lists, and her passion for her craft.


How would you describe your photography style?

“My photography style is very clean and versatile. When I first started photography, I had to get my foot in the door by building a client list which had me take every job from fashion to weddings, food, and events. My passion lately has been steering towards fashion and still life, and have noticed that it’s super important to find your specialty.”


Where did your passion for photography and visuals begin?

“My passion for photography and visuals began when I went on my first trip to Kenya, Africa. I thought it would be a good way to document the experience so I bought my first camera. The culture, the people, and the food was something so new to me. My brain just started flowing with ideas and ways to capture the beauty of Africa. Being able to take photos of everything and then having the ability to look back was something I wanted to keep doing in the future.”


Your work and skills bring you to all sorts of places around the world. Which city has been your favourite to shoot and why?

“My favorite city to shoot has been Jeju Island in South Korea. You can find so many hidden treasures there. I remember I had to drive through a very narrow road of dirt to get to a glass built coffee/flower shop. The difficult car ride was what made the experience more memorable.”


What are the three things you never travel without?

“The 3 things I never travel without are my camera, contact solution and gum.”


What’s next on your bucket and travel lists?

“The next thing on my bucket/travel list is seeing the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.”