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Mariveles Sunsets

Alvin Lee is a passionate analogue photographer who believes in the process of printing. He believes in printing photographic works, and exhibiting them to inspire and at the same time move people.



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Sunset in Mariveles

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Across Manila Bay

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Alvin Lee

Alvin Lee was introduced to photography at age 12 when his grandmother gave him a Kodak Instamatic. In college, his interest in photography took a more serious turn when he served as the De La Salle University Camera Club president and met other notable photographers like Toch Arellano, Luis Nepomuceno Jr., Willy Co, Voltaire Yap, and Hubert Lizares. Influenced by W. Eugene Smith’s approach to photojournalism, Lee's photographs of ex-convicts and Smokey Mountain was included in the Cultural Center of the Philippines ASEAN Road Show.


A staunch advocate of photography as a print medium, Lee systematically develops and prints his negatives a week after he takes the photographs to keep the images fresh in his mind.


For him, a photograph will never be complete without seeing it on print. “There are many things that you can’t see in a photograph flashed on the screen,” Lee says, “like the different tones found in the shadows or in the darker parts of the photograph which you can only see when printed on quality paper.” 


Excerpt of Alvin Lee profile from https://www.luzviminda.ph/

If you are interested to purchase his works, you may connect with him through the details below:

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All images shown at the Ortigas Art Festival 2021, and on this website

are copyrighted by their creators and protected by born in film and PhotoNation International.