Lee Day graduated from the Newhouse School for Public Communications in 1981 and worked in a range of creative fields over the years. He started out in then 'emerging' Asia working with the photojournalism agency Black Star. Family called in 1993 and he traded in the camera for a computer keyboard in the nascent field of interactive media/web design. Eight years, and millions of keystrokes later, Lee moved on from his job managing website design projects at Smith Barney into the wide-open spaces of creative writing – producing Ashes, a fast-paced thriller set in Israel. Now, returning to photography to find a tradition transformed by the digital revolution, Lee is exploring how far he can push the algorithms of digital photography, the logic that holds together the images’ bits and bytes.
Lee showed the Industrial Abstraction series from his TrainPan project at Soho Photo Gallery in 2019 and a selection of his work from New York and Los Angeles at Mirage Gallery in Kobe Japan in 2019.