Eddie Lee is a landscape and portrait photographer based in Sligo Ireland. The inspiration for Eddie’s work comes primarily from the wild Atlantic coast where he has spent all his life, and Sligo’s Neolithic landscape of mountains, lakes, hills, valleys and cairns regularly features in his work. Eddie is also passionate about night sky and astrophotography, taking advantage of the few clear nights the west of Ireland offers up. Eddie’s work has been acclaimed far and wide, from actor Chris O’Dowd to Astronomy Ireland magazine and his prints and canvases hang on several continents. A successful musician all his life, Ed describes his full-time pursuit of photography in the first Covid-19 lockdown of 2020, as “bit of an epiphany – it was like I’d been waiting for this chance to be free to go and photograph the night sky and the Sligo landscape. I know it’s been on my doorstep but I’d always been otherwise preoccupied!”
In 2020 Eddie worked on photography projects for a huge variety of organisations and individuals, including Sligo Walks, promoting Sligo as a tourist destination worldwide, VHA Architects, the Heritage Council and Sligo Credit Union. He also started his portrait photography career with a very colourful portfolio including singer Mabel Chah, dancer Maeve Foley and actors Brían F. O’Byrne and John Carty.
2021 has already showed much promise for Eddie and his work, his first solo exhibition has been set for late July into August 2021 in Hyde Bridge Gallery, and Eddie is the principle photographer on the RIOT (ReImagining our Town) project in Sligo. Check out the online store here.