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About timleeseye

Tim Lee is a commercial still life photographer. His love of collecting has evolved into a successful business dealing in vintage industrial finds specializing in the offbeat. Fashioning doll head molds into sculptures or dealing in vintage glass. His latest project is making sculptures from shells and photographing them. This blog will chronicle the development and progress of all his latest projects. All photographs displayed on this blog were shot by Tim Lee. Reproduction of photographs not permitted without expressed written consent from Tim Lee/Photography.

New metal sculpture on slab of glass.

New metal sculpture on slab of glas

 

It may end up being called ma’s for the little metal cube on top that says “ma’s ” It took five days to complete the piece form start to end. Mostly because the pieces just fell into my hands.  I was lucky this time around. Once I hade the right thickness of glass all the other pieces just fit into place. It started as a wall piece, but was more suited horizontal on a table. Hope you enjoy it. It goes to Neoteric tomorrow to add to my section.


New Space at Neoteric Gallery

Shells @ Neoteris Fine Arts Gallery

 

I have a new area/ space @ Neoteric Gallery for several weeks. I’m excited to show my shells and other of my vintage industrial finds, and doll head sculptures. It’s a great space and I’m grateful to Scott for it. Pleases come visit if you’re on the East End of Long Island , Main Street Amagansett.  Private showing  ( 917 7516199 ) or contact Scott ( 631 8387518 ) for his hours of showing.  Thanks.


Shells in hand

Shells in hand

 

Love the visual of the hand holding the shell sculpture. The articulated hand is mounted on a teak base which is glued to an old pewter dish. When I show this it’ll probably go under a hand blown bell jar to make it look more like a specimen piece. Again, I collect all the pieces and they just come together in the end.


Chinese New Year 2013

Chinese New Year 2013

This is part of the grand finale, end of parade from Chinese New Year in New York, just yesterday. My family’s troupe has been doing this for over 40 years. My nephew started this as an 9 year old kid in Chinatown, who wanted to start his own Lion troupe and 40 years later it’s grown into a huge troupe of some 250 “off the street” kids, doing good things and keeping the kids out of trouble. This was shot, slow shutter speed and flash on camera to get that effect. The troupe CAN be hired for private functions and they make a great entrance to your special party. They’re the Chinatown Community Young Lions.


Lab glass still life

lab

 

Started a series of still life photos of my vintage, industrial antiques. This is of lab glass, and assorted bottles. Had fun lighting this.


Work Desk

Work Desk

 

Felt like doing a still life of my desk, a little overcrowded, of course. The Dremel bits were bought at a yard sale. They’re a little rusty, but nice anyway. Bought the old metal type at Brimfield. It’s hard to make a crowded tabletop work, but I like this one. It’s shot with just a Dazer architects’ lamp and a mini spot and a repro “Edison” bulb for light.


Shells in water and stone mortar

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The shells are mounted on a small pillar in a stone mortar that’s filled with water. There’s a little water in the shells, too. It’s overall a little soft which I like. The water reflecting light gives it an ethereal feel. The texture of the granite through the water is pretty, too.