LELAND Y. LEE

Mid-Century Modern Architectural Photography

May 31 - August 31, 2019

Leland Y. Lee

Leland Y. Lee
(American, 1918 -2016)
Leland Y. Lee was a renowned architectural photographer who documented the work of many great 20th century architects and designers. His images have appeared in numerous prestigious publications. Lee studied and worked for eight years with the icon of architectural photography, Julius Shulman, prior to venturing out on his own in 1961. In 1968, he was the first to photograph the famous Elrod House, designed by renowned architect John Lautner, overlooking Palm Springs. Lee called this shoot his "single most rewarding experience as an architectural photographer." These photographs were rescued and printed from Lee's fading Ektachrome transparencies and show the house exactly as interior designer Arthur Elrod envisioned when it was first built, at the pinnacle of his career before his accidental death at age 49 in 1974. The Elrod House was immortalized in 1971 as the sophisticated location for the James Bond film, Diamonds are Forever, with Sean Connery.


PHOTOGRAPHS

Elrod House - Cool Dip Elrod House - Cool Dip
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
22 x 28 inches
 
Buff_Hensman Desert Living Buff & Hensman - Desert Living
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
28 x 22 inches
 
Cocktail Hour Elrod House - Cocktail Hour
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
17.25 x 22 inches
 
Elrod House Warming Hearth Elrod House - Warming Hearth
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
17.25 x 22 inches
 
Elrod House Invitation to a View Elrod House - Invitation to a View
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
22 x 17.25 inches
 
Elrod House A Place of Welcome Elrod House - A Place of Welcome
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
17.25 x 22 inches
 
Elrod House Overlook Elrod House - Overlook
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
22 x 17.25 inches
 
Lunch with Arthur Elrod House - Lunch with Arthur
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
17.25 x 22 inches
 
Curves in and Out Elrod House - Curves in and Out
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
22 x 17.25 inches
 
Elrod House Hummingbird View Elrod House - Hummingbird View
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
22 x 17.25 inches
 
Elrod House Lautners Landscape Elrod House - Lautner's Landscape
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
17.25 x 22 inches
 
Elrod House Just Steps from Heaven Elrod House - Just Steps from Heaven
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
22 x 17.25 inches
 
Elrod House White Phone Elrod House - White Phone
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
17.25 x 22 inches
 
Elrod House Mitered Glass Elrod House - Mitered Glass
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
22 x 17.25 inches
SOLD
 
Mountain Habitat Elrod House - Mountain Habitat
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
17.25 x 22 inches
 
Elrod House Bed Red Elrod House - Bed Red
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
17.25 x 22 inches
 
Elrod House Red Robe Elrod House - Red Robe
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
22 x 17.25 inches
 
Elrod House Private Spaces Elrod House - Private Spaces
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
17.25 x 22 inches
 
Elrod House Whats Cooking Elrod House - What's Cooking?
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
17.25 x 22 inches
 
Elrod House Close Shave Elrod House - Close Shave
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
17.25 x 22 inches
 
Elrod House Red Fire Elrod House - Red Fire
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
17.25 x 22 inches
 
Elrod House Tranquility Elrod House - Tranquility
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
22 x 17.25 inches
 
Silvertop South Silvertop South
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
22 x 17.25 inches
 
Silvertop North Silvertop North
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
22 x 17.25 inches
 
Silvertop Hollywood Dawn Silvertop - Hollywood Dawn
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
17.25 x 22 inches
 
Silvertop On the Edge Silvertop - On the Edge
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
1968
17.25 x 22 inches