David Christopher Lee - Director/Photographer

David Christopher Lee - Director/Photographer www.davidclee.us
David Christopher Lee brings a unique blend of perspectives from more than 13 years of experience photographing and filming high end, luxury resorts, restaurants, high fashion, and celebrities. From his assignments around the world, his works embody a worldview of the highest realms of the luxury market. He has photographed some of the most amazing hotels and resorts in Jamaica, India, China, France, Morocco, Sri Lanka and Spain. His billboards on the Las Vegas strip and Times Square in New York City and in Seoul, South Korea increase his client’s brand awareness. He understands the portrayal of luxury to the most discerning of consumers. Drawing from these experiences, he incorporates intimate knowledge of the luxury industry into photos that capture the imagination of his discriminating clientele. Vogue, Elle and In Style have commissioned Mr. Lee for numerous evocative editorials. His polished, romantic and stylized images draw the attention of desensitized fashionistas. From his poignant celebrity portraits, he focuses on challenging the status quo. He confronts the audience to pause and observe the change in perception of his famed celebrity clients. His architectural and interior shots capture the style of a fashion shoot with the imagination of a sculptor. His luxury resort and hotel campaigns blur the line between fashion, celebrity and architecture. These captivating videos invite travelers to journey through the luxury world through the lens of David C. Lee. With more than a decade of experience, Destination Luxury has specialized in capturing images and videos of high end, luxury accommodations and restaurants. Clients have included world-renowned villas, luxury hotels, Michelin Star restaurants and lavish chateaus. Destination Luxury’s images and videos have been featured in editorials for major travel and lifestyle magazines such as Vogue, Haute Living and Travel+Leisure. Its portfolio has been featured on television shows such as Extra!, Entertainment Tonight and The Today Show. He has a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from UC Berkeley and photographs some of the most famous people in the world. Lee is also the Editor in Chief of Destination Luxury. celebrities: Mandy Moore Billy Burke (Twilight) Misty May, 2008 Womens Olympic Volleyball Team Kim Kardashian Mark McGrath Kourtney Kardashian Khloe Kardashian Jaime Pressly Linda Hamilton, Terminator 2 Kelly Hu Lacey Chabert, Mean Girls Simon Rex Andre Legacy Casey Johnson (johnson & johnson heiress) Mimi Rogers Russell Wong Lindsay Price, Lipstick Jungle Bai Ling Margaret Cho Bobby Lee Tom from Blink182 Catt Sadler Noureen Dewulf Drew Seeley Harajuku Girls Rex Lee Jason Wahler, the Hills Lady Gaga Marie Digby Rachel Sterling, pussycat doll Raven Simone Scott Michael Foster, Greek Shawn Pyfrom, Desperate Housewives Bo Benton Steve Aoki Tomiko Frasier Cheryl Burke, Dancing with the stars James Kyson Lee, Heroes Mei Melancon, X-men 3 Pusher Deville Doug & Jackie Christie Lisa Ray (nirvana magazine) Michael Copon, One Tree Hill Blu Cantrell Letoya, American Idol Emmanuelle Chriqui, Entourage (sloan) famous models: Joanna Krupa April Wilkner, top model Britany Brower, top model Julia Beynon, Project Runway VJ, America's most smartest model Adrienne Janic Magazines People Seventeen Teen Vogue Vegas Teen Now Attitude Magazine Instinct Magazine (cover) Nirvana Magazine (cover) Vivid Magazine (cover) Surfer Girl Magazine Yellow Magazine (cover) Lucire Magazine Teen People Magazine Supermodels Unlimited Magazine Unleashed Magazine IGN.com Permission Magazine The Rafu Shimpo The SF Examiner Asiance Magazine Askmen.com Billboards: Koi Las Vegas, Vegas Strip Key Closet, Times Square

David Christopher Lee Photography
12/21/2018

David Christopher Lee Photography

A TASTING OF DALMORE 45, DISTINGUISED SINGLE MALT SCOTCH.We met up with Master Distiller Richard Paterson for a distingu...
04/17/2018
A TASTING OF DALMORE 45, DISTINGUISED SINGLE MALT SCOTCH. - Destination Luxury

A TASTING OF DALMORE 45, DISTINGUISED SINGLE MALT SCOTCH.

We met up with Master Distiller Richard Paterson for a distinguished tasting of the Dalmore 45 at the Nomad Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. When we got the invitation, we couldn’t resist…it’s not every day that you get to hang out with a master distiller. The Nomad Hotel is downtown Los Angeles newest addition. It […]
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We met up with Master Distiller Richard Paterson for a distinguished tasting of the Dalmore 45 at the Nomad Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. When we got the invitation, we couldn’t resist…it’s not every day that you get to hang out with a master distiller. The Nomad Hotel is downtown Los Angeles...

THE HOTTEST LOOKS TO HIT THE BRIDAL FASHION WEEK RUNWAY.Bridal Fashion Week showed off the latest in bridal gowns from t...
04/17/2018

THE HOTTEST LOOKS TO HIT THE BRIDAL FASHION WEEK RUNWAY.

Bridal Fashion Week showed off the latest in bridal gowns from the world’s greatest wedding dress designers. With inspiration coming from every source and direction, who better to describe their line than the designers themselves? Known for her feminine designs with touches of edginess, Hayley Paige gives each design special touches that accentuate each bride’s […]
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5 REASONS WHY THE OMNI HOTEL IN AUSTIN, TEXAS IS A WINNER.Austin, Texas may be known as an artsy, eclectic, laid-back ci...
04/16/2018

5 REASONS WHY THE OMNI HOTEL IN AUSTIN, TEXAS IS A WINNER.

Austin, Texas may be known as an artsy, eclectic, laid-back city, but it has elegance and luxury to offer as well. The downtown property of the Omni Hotels & Resorts reflects such sensibilities. This international luxury hotel company is one of the few that are family-owned. The company is helmed by private equity investor and […]
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HALF MOONING AT THE RITZ CARLTON – THE CONSERVATORYLocated just 20 miles from San Francisco lies an incredible property ...
04/16/2018

HALF MOONING AT THE RITZ CARLTON – THE CONSERVATORY

Located just 20 miles from San Francisco lies an incredible property that is perched on a rugged oceanside bluff. As one of the few hotel properties located directly on the coast, the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay has become an icon in the hospitality industry. The ambiance is inspired by the coasts of Scotland – […]
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WATERFRONT BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN SAN FRANCISCO WITH A RELAXATION SPA.Joie de Vivre’s Hotel Vitale is San Francisco’s only wa...
04/16/2018

WATERFRONT BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN SAN FRANCISCO WITH A RELAXATION SPA.

Joie de Vivre’s Hotel Vitale is San Francisco’s only waterfront luxury boutique hotel and has gorgeous natural light that enters it and pristine views of the San Francisco Bay. When you arrive you are greeted with lavender scented towels to refresh you. A landmark building, this 8 story building is located across the street from […]
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WHERE THE BEEFEATER GREETS YOU, SAN FRANCISCO’S SIR FRANCIS DRAKE HOTEL.Located in Union Square, Kimpton’s Sir Francis D...
04/15/2018

WHERE THE BEEFEATER GREETS YOU, SAN FRANCISCO’S SIR FRANCIS DRAKE HOTEL.

Located in Union Square, Kimpton’s Sir Francis Drake Hotel has long been the shining jewel of San Francisco. Once you arrive, you are treated by a red-suited Beefeater doorman who invites you into one of the most decadent lobby’s of San Francisco. Tom Sweeney has been the doorman of the hotel for an impressive 35 […]
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Rihanna wore Harry Kotlar and Le Vian jewels to Coachella.Rihanna went to Coachella decked out in Harry Kotlar diamond s...
04/15/2018

Rihanna wore Harry Kotlar and Le Vian jewels to Coachella.

Rihanna went to Coachella decked out in Harry Kotlar diamond studs and gold bracelets and Le Vian diamond rings. Dressed in a tan wrap, she paired it with a Gucci headband and decorated her hands with Henna. Harry Kotlar Spanning six decades of beauty, art and perfection, Harry Kotlar is recognized as the premier source […]
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THE BEST WAY TO HIRE A LUXURY CAR IN LONDON.Londoners and tourists: are there any upcoming events you want to enrich by ...
04/14/2018

THE BEST WAY TO HIRE A LUXURY CAR IN LONDON.

Londoners and tourists: are there any upcoming events you want to enrich by arriving in a luxury car? Hiring a luxury car can be tricky if you don’t know where to start. Here, we guide you through this process of hiring a luxury car stress-free. First off, why hire a luxury car? Hiring a […]
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2018 AMERICAN LODGING INVESTMENT SUMMIT AWARD RECIPIENTS.This year, Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) was co-hos...
04/13/2018

2018 AMERICAN LODGING INVESTMENT SUMMIT AWARD RECIPIENTS.

This year, Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) was co-hosted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and Burba Hotel Network (BHN). The event was held at the JW Marriott and Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. With nearly 3,000 attendees, ALIS is globally known as the leading and largest hotel investment conference. ALIS features […]
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FIRST OUTDOOR GRASS POLO GAME TO BE PLAYED IN LAS VEGAS.The Las Vegas Polo Classic is several days away from hosting its...
04/12/2018

FIRST OUTDOOR GRASS POLO GAME TO BE PLAYED IN LAS VEGAS.

The Las Vegas Polo Classic is several days away from hosting its first ever-outdoor polo game. The polo field created at Star Nursery Field next to Sam Boyd Stadium (7000 E Russell Road) is going to be a beautiful place to be on April 14 & 15. To start off the day at Noon, accomplished […]
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SUN VALLEY, IDAHO – SKI PARADISE.Sun Valley, Idaho is where the location of the first chairlift in the United States, lo...
04/12/2018

SUN VALLEY, IDAHO – SKI PARADISE.

Sun Valley, Idaho is where the location of the first chairlift in the United States, located at Dollar Mountain. If you love to ski, enjoy no lift lines, hop on the chair lift and ski down the mountain. DOLLAR & BALD MOUNTAIN There is a variety of terrain from the beginner slopes of Dollar Mountain, […]
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KATANA ROBATA OFFERS JAPANESE ROBATAYAKI CUISINE.Katana, located in West Hollywood, California, gives guests a dynamic d...
04/12/2018

KATANA ROBATA OFFERS JAPANESE ROBATAYAKI CUISINE.

Katana, located in West Hollywood, California, gives guests a dynamic dining experience with modern sushi and authentic “robatayaki” made with the finest prepared ingredients. The upscale, casual Japanese tapas style restaurant has a fancy, yet creative ambiance with a sleek vibe, reminiscent of a castle in France on its exterior. Along with its alluring dining room and […]
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A ROAD TRIP TO PARK CITY IN A LEXUS IS 300.There’s no better feeling than that of freedom as you embark on an amazing ro...
04/12/2018

A ROAD TRIP TO PARK CITY IN A LEXUS IS 300.

There’s no better feeling than that of freedom as you embark on an amazing road trip and drive through miles of unexplored interstate. I’ve found flying to be quite stressful and the cool weather of January made it a perfect time for me to hit the road and just go. Even though my destination was […]
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VISIT OMAN, THE JEWEL OF THE DESERT.Oman is the Middle East’s best-kept secret. It’s a nature lover’s paradise, home to ...
04/12/2018

VISIT OMAN, THE JEWEL OF THE DESERT.

Oman is the Middle East’s best-kept secret. It’s a nature lover’s paradise, home to sweeping deserts, dramatic mountain ranges, and pristine coastline. Foodies will delight in its Portuguese and African inspired Arab cuisine, and architecture buffs will be treated to cities dotted with fine mosques, fairy-tale palaces, and fantastically-detailed forts. For the ultimate mix of thrill […]
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THE ULTIMATE DESERT SAFARI EXPERIENCE IN DUBAI.While there are numerous companies offering safaris, there’s no better wa...
04/11/2018

THE ULTIMATE DESERT SAFARI EXPERIENCE IN DUBAI.

While there are numerous companies offering safaris, there’s no better way to experience this once in a lifetime trip than with Platinum Heritage’s Platinum Luxury Desert Experience. The ultimate retreat in Dubai is an amazing must-visit desert safari experience. Platinum is designed exclusively for global travelers with a taste for the high-end and Platinum Heritage. It […]
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LEXUS GIVES BACK WITH A NEW LINE ALL ABOUT LUV.Lexus invited us on a mission to get toys and athletic equipment for the ...
04/10/2018

LEXUS GIVES BACK WITH A NEW LINE ALL ABOUT LUV.

Lexus invited us on a mission to get toys and athletic equipment for the Boys and Girls Club. We were sent in the latest Lexus SUVs which had incredible trunk space so that we could fit all of our precious items. Lexus has always given back to the community and has a firm belief in […]
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INSIDE THE JEREMY HOTEL OF WEST HOLLYWOOD.Located at West Hollywood’s power hub of La Cienega and Sunset boulevards, The...
04/10/2018

INSIDE THE JEREMY HOTEL OF WEST HOLLYWOOD.

Located at West Hollywood’s power hub of La Cienega and Sunset boulevards, The Jeremy hotel offers a rare expanse with décor reminiscent of a welcoming modern museum. The ten-story building is that of a Scandinavian-influenced minimalism with very clean and contemporary lines that complement luxurious, artful custom brass tube lighting. An enchanting fragrance of […]
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SWIFT PUBLISHER MAKES DESIGNING PUBLICATION MATERIALS EASY.Millions of graphic designers consider Mac computers to be th...
04/10/2018

SWIFT PUBLISHER MAKES DESIGNING PUBLICATION MATERIALS EASY.

Millions of graphic designers consider Mac computers to be the best equipment for designing. But what program does one use to create presentation or marketing materials with ease? With so many options to available, it’s hard to determine which is the best to get the job done. The good news is: you don’t need to […]
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TOP TEN THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN TRAVELING TO NEPAL.Nepal has a lot to offer in terms of history, art, natural beauty, an...
04/09/2018

TOP TEN THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN TRAVELING TO NEPAL.

Nepal has a lot to offer in terms of history, art, natural beauty, and biodiversity. While it’s a small nation, Nepal is filled with many wonders that span back centuries — as rich in culture as it is in its abundance of the cerulean Himalayas and natural quintessence. The country is home to many of […]
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HOW TO PLAN A LUXURY TRIP TO FIJI.Fiji is known for being one of the world’s most beautiful tropical islands with amazin...
04/09/2018

HOW TO PLAN A LUXURY TRIP TO FIJI.

Fiji is known for being one of the world’s most beautiful tropical islands with amazing accommodations and outstanding hospitality. Whether you’re looking for luxury or adventure, you will find something that meets your needs in Fiji. Planning to visit Fiji is often perceived as tricky to many tourists, this is not the case! It’s easy […]
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TAPPAN: A MODERN APPROACH TO ART.Art collecting is often a world that is challenging to break in to. Sure, it’s easy to ...
04/07/2018

TAPPAN: A MODERN APPROACH TO ART.

Art collecting is often a world that is challenging to break in to. Sure, it’s easy to buy art, but collecting is a purposeful, directed, and long-term commitment. But how to get started? That’s where Tappan steps in. Tappan is a digitally native art gallery committed to bringing art back into the common conversation and is […]
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A RUTH’S CHRIS TASTEMAKER DINNER FEATURING PINOT NOIR PAIRINGS.Ruth’s Chris Steak House just successfully celebrated the...
04/06/2018

A RUTH’S CHRIS TASTEMAKER DINNER FEATURING PINOT NOIR PAIRINGS.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House just successfully celebrated the Pinot Noir grape at their latest Ruth’s TasteMaker Dinner event on April 5. Each portion of the 5-course meal featured Pinot Noir pairings selected by the award-winning winemaker Joe Wagner. The first course brought seared ahi tuna with Szechuan pepper sauce. It was served with Belle Glos’ […]
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A ROYAL DIAMOND HITS THE AUCTION BLOCK.Next month’s Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels sale by Sotheby’s in Geneva has ...
04/06/2018

A ROYAL DIAMOND HITS THE AUCTION BLOCK.

Next month’s Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels sale by Sotheby’s in Geneva has incredible jewels for sale, including three spectacular diamonds that are on view in London as of Friday, April 6. Two extraordinary white diamonds, each over 50 carats, worth $15 million together, and the Farnese Blue, one of the most important historic diamonds […]
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5 LUXURY CHIC HOTELS FOR A GREAT DENVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN STAY.When visiting Denver and the Rocky Mountains, stay in elegan...
04/05/2018

5 LUXURY CHIC HOTELS FOR A GREAT DENVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN STAY.

When visiting Denver and the Rocky Mountains, stay in elegant style at one of these selected chic hotels. Denver is known for its outdoor activities, but with luxe hotels like these, it’s tempting to relax and enjoy your surroundings a little longer before heading into the hills. Halcyon Cherry Creek Luxe it up at Cherry […]
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EXPERIENCE SOPHISTICATION AND DISTINCTION AT THIS JEWEL IN THE CARIBBEAN.Paradisus Palma Real is where you want to get a...
04/05/2018

EXPERIENCE SOPHISTICATION AND DISTINCTION AT THIS JEWEL IN THE CARIBBEAN.

Paradisus Palma Real is where you want to get away if you desire the crystal blue sea, pristine white sandy beaches, stylish accommodations and exceptional dining. First impressions are everything, and this resort does not disappoint. It is love at first sight upon arrival where you are met with a jaw-dropping dramatic lobby offering stunning […]
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3 THINGS YOU MUST DO WHEN YOU VISIT PHUKET.Beaches are one of the most preferred tourist hotspots for people around the ...
04/05/2018

3 THINGS YOU MUST DO WHEN YOU VISIT PHUKET.

Beaches are one of the most preferred tourist hotspots for people around the world. Whether you’re a scuba diver, adventurist, water sports enthusiast, honeymooner or a family with kids who wishes to enjoy nature. On the downside, most popular beach destinations are insanely expensive and people are unable to enjoy the experience. This is where Phuket, […]
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10 WARDROBE LUXURY ESSENTIALS FOR FOR EVERY WOMAN.Every woman wants to look elegant and stylish. Classic, smart buys are...
04/05/2018

10 WARDROBE LUXURY ESSENTIALS FOR FOR EVERY WOMAN.

Every woman wants to look elegant and stylish. Classic, smart buys are timeless essentials, which can outlast trends and fads. We believe there are elegant wardrobe essentials that each woman should own, regardless of her style and age. Go towards luxury items which offer superior quality and you’ll own these pieces for many years to come. […]
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THE HOTTEST 5 FASHION DESIGNERS TO FOLLOW RIGHT NOW.Fashion Week brings out the usual big players, but it is often the u...
04/04/2018

THE HOTTEST 5 FASHION DESIGNERS TO FOLLOW RIGHT NOW.

Fashion Week brings out the usual big players, but it is often the unknown or first-time designers who wow the crowd. These designers have fresh vision, unlimited and untapped creativity, and are ready to make their mark on the world. Julia Seeman When an entire look from your graduate collection is worn by Rihanna […]
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THE THIEF HOTEL IN OSLO WILL STEAL YOU AWAY.It might be a pretty obvious joke, but there ought to be a law against a hot...
04/03/2018

THE THIEF HOTEL IN OSLO WILL STEAL YOU AWAY.

It might be a pretty obvious joke, but there ought to be a law against a hotel as magnificently ultra-modern as The Thief Hotel in Oslo, Norway. That’s what the competition is probably saying at least, but only because there isn’t a hotel in all of Scandinavia that can keep up with the incredible service, […]
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