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Award-Winning Commercial photographer and creative retoucher Lee Howell is based in Edinburgh UK, specialising in advertising, fashion and contemporary editorial portraiture.

Equally at home working out on location and in the studio, his work is distinctive and unique in style, producing strong, vivid imagery, us… Read More
Award-Winning Commercial photographer and creative retoucher Lee Howell is based in Edinburgh UK, specialising in advertising, fashion and contemporary editorial portraiture.

Equally at home working out on location and in the studio, his work is distinctive and unique in style, producing strong, vivid imagery, using a combination of photographic capture and postproduction technique to achieve his trademark style.

No stranger to success his talent has already won him numerous awards over the past few years in the categories of advertising, fashion and portraiture, receiving acclaim in 2013 for winning Gold at the Towergate Fine Art Awards with his image ‘Twins of Red Riding’.

His image ‘False Advertising’ was awarded 3rd place in the Prestigious IPA Awards 2013, in the category of Advertising, along with three honourable mentions in the categories of Portraiture, Fashion and Beauty.

Last year, after graduating in a BA in Professional Photography, Lee was awarded his Associateship into the British Institute of Professional Photography, securing BIPP Best Student Portfolio 2013.

Adobe recently recognised Lee’s work, naming him as one of their ‘Adobe New Creatives’, featuring his TRIBE project on the front of their Adobe Inspire Magazine, as well as choosing his TRIBE images to advertise the launch their new Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 on the Adobe website, along with the launch of their new Bēhance Wallpaper App in the Apple store.

International interest in Lee Howell’s photography has seen him recently join Team Bowens, one of the industries key photographic lighting suppliers, as one of their advocate photographers, as well as being asked to talk about his work in Rome & Milan as part of the Creative ProShow team.

Recent projects have featured extensively on leading photography online recourses such as SLR lounge and Phlearn and his website now regularly receives in excess of 130,000+ page views a month.

More recently Lee was awarded BIPP Scottish Photographer of the year 2014 after winning several awards in the categories of Advertising, Industrial, Commercial, Open, Pictorial & Illustrative.

His work was featured extentively at the RETINA Scottish International Photography Festival 2014 and his Beaute Aviaire fine art series, where fashion meets feather was exhibited throughout the month
of August on the busy streets of Edinburgh as part of both Fashionscape Europe 2014 and the Edinburgh Festival, before moving on to Oslo in September.

With more exhibitions planned for both the UK and overseas, interest in Lee’s photography continues to grow from all corners of the globe.

One Eyeland have Lee ranked in the top 10 photographers in the UK and in the top 50 of world photographers for this creative style of image making.

‘Lee Howell Rising Star’ – Photo-grapher Magazine
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  • Owner /Partner
    37 Degrees Studio — Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Photographer
    Freelance Commercial Photographer — Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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*Awards*
2015 - BIPP Scotland - Commercial & Advertising Photographer of the year 2015
2015 - BIPP Scotland - Open Award Winner - Beauté Aviaire project for Fashionscape

2014 - BIPP National - Merit - Non-Commissioned - FreeFall Series.
2014 - BIPP National Awards - Merit -Visual Arts - Beaute Avieire Series.
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*Awards*
2015 - BIPP Scotland - Commercial & Advertising Photographer of the year 2015
2015 - BIPP Scotland - Open Award Winner - Beauté Aviaire project for Fashionscape

2014 - BIPP National - Merit - Non-Commissioned - FreeFall Series.
2014 - BIPP National Awards - Merit -Visual Arts - Beaute Avieire Series.
2014 - IPA International Photography Awards - Honorable mention - Advertising Other AD
2014 - Kôntinent Awards 2014 - Official Selection.
2014 - BIPP British Institute of Professional Photography - Scottish Professional Photographer of the Year 2014

2014 - BIPP Scotland - Advertising / Commercial - 1st
2014 - BIPP Scotland - Pictorial / Illustrative - 1st
2014 - BIPP Scotland - Open Category- 1st
2014 - BIPP Scotland - Portraiture - 2nd

2013 - IPA Awards - 3rd place - Category: Advertising Other AD non pro
2013 - IPA Awards - 3 Honourable mentions - Categories: Fashion - Beauty - Portrait

2013 - British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) - Awarded Best Student Portfolio 2013

2013 - BIPP UK - Portraiture, Student - Winner
2013 - BIPP UK - Portraiture, Student - Merit
2013 - BIPP UK - Visual Arts, Student - Winner
2013 - BIPP UK - Commercial, Student - 2nd
2013 - BIPP UK - Commercial, Student - Merit
2013 - BIPP UK - Best Single Image - 2nd
2013 - BIPP UK - Best Single Image - Merit

2013 - Lee Howell ABIPP Awarded BIPP Associateship

2013 - BIPP Scotland - Photojournalism, Student - Winner
2013 - BIPP Scotland - Open Category, Student - 2nd
2013 - BIPP Scotland - Portraiture, Student - 3rd
2013 - BIPP Scotland - Open Category, Student - Merit
2013 - BIPP Scotland - Open Category, Student - Merit

2013 – BIPP Towergate Camerasure Fine Art Photography - Student - 1st
2013 – BIPP Towergate Camerasure Fine Art Photography - Student - Merit

2013 - LPA Lisa Pritchard Agency Challenge - 2nd

2012 - BIPP UK - Student Photographer 2012 - Runner up
2012 - BIPP UK - Stevenson Award - 1st
2012 - BIPP UK - Stevenson Award - 3 x Merits

2012 - BIPP Scotland - Portraiture, Student - 3rd place
2012 - BIPP Scotland Photojournalism, Student - 2nd place

2011 - BIPP Scotland Advertising & Fashion, Student - 2nd place

2010 - National Trust Scotland: Biodiversity Campaign - 2nd place Read Less
*Exhibitions*
2015 - Retina International Photography Festival - Urbane Art Gallery - August
2014 - Freja Designer Couture - Edinburgh - November
2014 - Beauté Aviaire by Lee Howell, Fashionscape Europe, Oslo - September
2014 - Beauté Aviaire by Lee Howell, Fashionscape Europe, Edinburgh - August
2014 - RETINA Inter… Read More
*Exhibitions*
2015 - Retina International Photography Festival - Urbane Art Gallery - August
2014 - Freja Designer Couture - Edinburgh - November
2014 - Beauté Aviaire by Lee Howell, Fashionscape Europe, Oslo - September
2014 - Beauté Aviaire by Lee Howell, Fashionscape Europe, Edinburgh - August
2014 - RETINA International Photography Festival: New Fashion Photographers Creative Ex - Edinburgh - July
2014 - RETINA International Photography Festival: Emerging Talent - Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh - July
2014 - Freefall collection - WhyNot? Scotland, April - August
2013 - Writers Pictures - Traverse Fifty - Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh - October
2013 - Free Range, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
2013 - Exposed 13, Out of the Blue, Edinburgh - June
2013 - Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh - March
2013 - La Culture Parisienne - Brass & Copper, Edinburgh - January
2012 - Exposed 12, Out of the Blue, Edinburgh - June
2012 - Chambre des Métiers et de l'Artisanat de la Seine-Saint Denis, Paris - May
2011 - National Trust Scotland Biodiversity Campaign, Royal Zooalogical Society of Scotland - Summer Read Less
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