Known as Lee Xiaojin in Chinese, was born in Chunking, China
in 1945 and raised in Taiwan. He moved to United States after
he received his Bachelor of Fine Art in painting from the
College of Chinese Culture. He then earned his Masters of
Art degree in Photography and Film from Philadelphia College
of Art and worked as an Art Director in New York until the
late seventies, at which point he made photography his career.
In fifteen years he photographed various subjects beginning
with fashion, then people and eventually still life collage.
Recent computer technology allows him to combine his various
drawing, photographic, and fine art skills in one medium.
appropriately named "Manimals" series, Lee begins
with stark portraits photographed with a large format camera,
then submits these pictorial subjects to the digital wringer,
provoking their unsettling metamorphosis into animal-like
Alternative Museum | Digitally Born