Lee Varis

PRO PHOTOGRAPHER / TOUR LEADER

Biography

Lee Varis is a photo-illustrator now working in the Boston area. He has been involved in commercial photography for over 40 years. He started working with computer imaging over 20 years ago and currently works with digital as well as conventional photography in conjunction with computer graphics to create images for use in print advertising.
Lee’s work has been featured on movie posters, video box covers, CD covers, numerous brochures and catalogs. He is responsible for the moth on the “Silence of the Lambs” movie poster, as well as photos of the Starship Enterprise for the Star Trek movies!
The author of 4 books, his best known book is the best seller: “Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies” Wiley Publishing 2006 & a 2nd edition in 2010.  This book has become a must-have reference for every portrait and fashion photographer.

Accreditations

  • Fuji-X Photographer
  • ASMP, APA
  • PMA/DIMA president
  • President of LADIG ( Los Angeles Digital Imaging Group)
  • Motion Picture Key Art Award winner
  • Official photographer of the spaceship Enterprise (Star Trek movie posters)
  • Adobe Professional, Adobe Influencer
  • Author
  • Educator