John Lee specializes in gastronomic still life, portraiture and reportage.
John's roots are in photojournalism and studio work. He spent ten years as a staff photographer for the Chicago Tribune — covering presidential campaigns, the rise of China, civil unrest in Haiti, Islamic fundamentalism in Pakistan and Indonesia, and the war in Iraq. While at the Tribune, John honed his expertise in portraiture and feature photography, and was one of the primary photographers for the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine.
John left the Tribune in 2005 to pursue culinary photography and portraiture in his hometown of San Francisco. Since then, he has shot dozens of cookbooks.
John is co-author of "Lavash: An Armenian Cookbook," with Kate Leahy and Ara Zada. The cookbook is being published by Chronicle Books, to be released in Fall 2019. https://www.lavashthebook.com
The Guardian Weekend Magazine
House Beautiful Magazine
The Sunday Times Magazine
Ten Speed Press