- German-speaking countries, beyond the stereotypes.
- Urban portraits, beneath the surface.
HERE’S THIS GUY
- Name: Henry Lee
- Function/capacity: scientist, photographer, writer, bookmaker
- Interests: Europe and Germany; geography, history, (medieval) Jewish heritage
- Languages: English, Hoisan (台山話), Cantonese (廣東話), German, Spanish, French
- Location: Vancouver, Canada
I write and photograph locations I’ve visited in person. To inquire about any or all of the following:
- commissions and collaborative projects
- the usage or purchase of my photographs
please contact me.
- To engage readers (and their eyeballs) with words and photographs.
- To encourage the beautiful art of making a photograph.
- To learn what moves people to create art
- To cultivate interest and travel to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, because there’s a lot more to these places than beer, clocks, & sausage.
Sometimes, I get the feeling, whether it’s real or imagined, that some are amazed outsiders come and visit towns which are apparently out of the way. Occasionally, it’s the sheer force and inertia of riding all that came before; we follow because masses of people before us set down the well-trodden path. The story gets real, when I stop someone and ask in German a question of history, why is this the way it is, or why they live there; when a particular moment and subsequent recognition present unique opportunities for an interaction that gets me inside a place’s history. While some view history as “boring” or “uninteresting,” it’s knowing little pieces of that background which effectively become a “feel” for the geographic-DNA or -makeup of the city and surrounding region. Sometimes, it’s ugly, and sometimes it’s pedantic It can be beautiful, but what’s important is simply about the necessity.
- old: Canon EOS450, service 2013-2018 with eventual shutter failure.
- large: Canon EOS6D with 24-105L IS USM, 50/1.4 USM, and 70-300 IS USM.
- small: Fujifilm X70, mirrorless APS-C fixed-lens prime (18.5/28)
Unless specified, all text and photos here on fotoeins.com are by Henry Lee © 2010-2018.