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Apr 08, 2005

About Me

In high school, David Christopher Lee won awards playing concertos by Bach, Mozart, and Shostakovich with the USC orchestra. After being drained from practicing hours and hours of classical music, he yearned for something more and his dad gave him a 2.1 digital camera at age 17, a Nikon Coolpix 950. The camera was the key to a whole new world as he called award shows and asked if they needed a digital photographer (the year was 1999 when the photographer world was only film). He became the first official digital photographer of the Teen Choice Awards, People's Choice Awards, Billboard Music Awards and found a passion for the entertainment industry. He was hanging out with Mandy Moore, N Sync, Backstreet Boys and even photographed Britney Spears at the 2001 MTV VMAs in New York when she did her striptease.

He has worked in over 40 Countries and has developed an innovative international style of his own. He started his first online magazine called in 2001 and was the first to publish fashion editorials online. As a young publisher, he had access to the most incredible events and innovators of the world. His job was to tell their stories. In 2009, he started which became one of the largest portals for all things luxury including 5 star properties, Michelin Star Restaurants and bespoke experiences.

As a celebrity portrait photographer, creative director, and producer, David has worked with many celebrities & major brands such as Richard Branson, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Demi Moore, Quincy Jones, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Cadillac, Lexus, Qatar Airways, Aman Hotels, Longines Masters & Damiani Jewelry, just to name a few. He continues to shoot countless campaigns that are featured in New York City at Times Square.           

David’s work has been published in major magazines such as GQ, Vogue, Instyle, People, Teen, Men’s Health, Departures & many more. He has a degree at UC Berkeley and sees beyond what is in the physical world, then translates reality into the digital era.

In 2020, David started a site called which is all about health, wellness, biohacking, and anti-aging. When covid began and all the parties stopped, he found a new passion for holistic healing and pushed his body to the limits mentally and physically. He transformed his body in 6 months and has a totally new outlook on life. David's best ideas come to him when he meditates daily for 2 to 3 hours. He loves biking, skiing, rollerblading, archery, swimming, windsurfing, and exploring. Work and play are the same to him, as long as he is broadening his horizons, challenging himself, and going outside of his comfort zone.

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Lady Gaga
Mandy Moore
Misty May, 2008 Womens Olympic Volleyball Team
Kim Kardashian
Michael Madsen
Lee Daniels
Mickey Avalon
Mark McGrath
Kourtney Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian
Jaime Pressly
Linda Hamilton
Kelly Hu
Lacey Chabert
Simon Rex
Andre Legacy
Casey Johnson
Mimi Rogers
Lindsay Price
Bai Ling
Margaret Cho
Bobby Lee
Catt Sadler
Harajuku Girls
Raven Simone
Scott Michael Foster, Greek
Shawn Pyfrom
Steve Aoki
Cheryl Burke
James Kyson Lee
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Jon Hensley
Billy Burke
Joe Mantegna
Ken Davitan
Kevin Durand
Sara Paxton

Joanna Krupa
Coco Rocha
Tomiko Frasier

Vogue Taiwan
Attitude Magazine
Instinct Magazine (cover)
Nirvana Magazine (cover)
Vivid Magazine (cover)
Surfer Girl Magazine
Yellow Magazine (cover)
Lucire Magazine
Teen People Magazine
Unleashed Magazine
Permission Magazine
The SF Examiner

Koi Las Vegas, Vegas Strip
Key Closet, Times Square
Lee Jean Youn, Gangnam, Seoul, Korea

Hotel Plaza Athenee, NY
Hotel Keppler, Paris
Homestead Inn, Greenwich, CT
Shangri La, Santa Monica
Fairmont, Shanghai
Avalon Hotel, Beverly Hills
Aman, New Delhi
Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China
Les Crayeres, Reims, France
Royal Champagne, Champagne, France
Trianon Palace, Versailles
Intercontinental, Prague
Casa Colombo, Sri Lanka
La Maison Arabe, Morocco
Imperial Hotel, India
The Pierre Hotel, New York
Hotel Josef, Prague
El Conquistador, Puerto Rico
The Mayfair Hotel, London
Gaia Hotel & Resort, Costa Rica
Villa Magna, Madrid
La Mamounia, Morocco
The Lost Iguanas Resort, Costa Rica



Jean De Merry

Kai, London
Santceloni, Madrid
The Penthouse, Madrid
21 Club, New York
Megu, New York
Spice Market, New York
Le China, Paris
Russian Tea Room, New York
Koi, Las Vegas
Koi, Los Angeles
Laduree, Paris
George Pompidou, Paris
Double Crown, New York
Armani Restaurant, New York
Citrus, Hollywood
STK, Las Vegas
Citizen Smith, Hollywood
Green Tea Room, Beijing
Whampoa Club, Beijing

Juliet, New York

Max Chaoul
Jane Oh
Lee Jean Youn
Zac Posen
Bao Tranchi

Ivanka Trump
Robert Wan
Carrera y Carrera

Patrick Mavros


Warren Tricomi

Photographer Interview: David C. Lee
Want to be a jetsetting celeb photographer? David explains...
by IGN Babes

March 27, 2007 - Here at IGN Babes, we're all about the ladies, but from time to time we like to check in with the people who have the tough job of photographing them all day. David Lee is one of those lucky chaps, and we caught up with him recently to talk about life under the lights.

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