Leland Y. Lee

Photos & works on paper (15-works)

Leland Y. Lee Elrod House Hummingbird View
Elrod House - Hummingbird View, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
22 x 17.25 in
Leland Y. Lee Lunch with Arthur
Elrod House - Lunch with Arthur, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
17.25 x 22 in
Leland Y. Lee Curves in and Out
Elrod House - Curves in and Out, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
22 x 17.25 in
Leland Y. Lee Elrod House Mitered Glass
Elrod House - Mitered Glass, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
22 x 17.25 in
Leland Y. Lee Mountain Habitat
Elrod House - Mountain Habitat, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
17.25 x 22 in
Leland Y. Lee Elrod House Overlook
Elrod House - Overlook, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
22 x 17.25 in
Leland Y. Lee Elrod House Red Fire
Elrod House - Red Fire, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
17.25 x 22 in
Leland Y. Lee Elrod House Warming Hearth Palm Springs
Elrod House - Warming Hearth. Palm Springs, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
17.25 x 22 in
Leland Y. Lee Elrod House A Place of Welcome
Elrod House - A Place of Welcome, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
17.25 x 22 in
Leland Y. Lee Elrod House Invitation to a View
Elrod House - Invitation to a View, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
22 x 17.25 in
Leland Y. Lee Elrod House White Phone
Elrod House - White Phone, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
17.25 x 22 in
Leland Y. Lee Silvertop Hollywood Dawn
Silvertop - Hollywood Dawn, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
17.25 x 22 in
Leland Y. Lee Elrod House Lautners Landscape
Elrod House - Lautner's Landscape, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
17.25 x 22 in
Leland Y. Lee Buff_Hensman Desert Living
Buff & Hensman - Desert Living, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
28 x 22 in
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Leland Y. Lee Cocktail Hour
Elrod House - Cocktail Hour, 1968
Archival print from Ektachrome transparency
17.25 x 22 in
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Leland Y. Lee

Leland Y. Lee

Leland Y. Lee Biography

LELAND Y. LEE
(American, 1918-2016)


Leland Y. Lee is 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 his fading Ektachrome transparencies and show the house exactly as interior designer Arthur Elrod envisioned, at the pinnacle of his career when it was first built, before his untimely death in 1974 at age 49. The Elrod House was immortalized in 1971 as the sophisticated modern location for the James Bond film, Diamonds are Forever, with Sean Connery.

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