Lee John Mann is based in Kendal, Cumbria, specialising in food and interiors, and has over 20 years experience in professional photography.
Lee spent 15 years in London following his dream to become a fashion photographer at the age of 22, and has worked with clients including ASOS, Debenhams, Sainsbury’s, shot many an editorial for magazines and regularly shoots for Jojo Maman Babe. His experience in the fashion industry has helped Lee develop a keen eye for detail and styling and has built up an extensive resource of props and backgrounds.
Although Lee’s years of hard work in London paid off in the fashion industry his passion for food and interior photography grew, along with his desire to move back home to The Lake District.
Lee hasn’t left London or the fashion-world completely, and often visits and continues to work with some long-standing clients.
Since moving back, Lee has built an impressive client list of hotels, restaurants, bars, interior designers and artisan food producers such as……. Brimstone Hotel, Langdale Hotel and Spa, Lake District Hotel, Sarah Jane Nielsen, Daffodil Hotel and Spa, The Robert Parker Collection, Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa, Cartmel Cheeses, Jin Juu, The Creative Branch, Make us Visible and many more.
“ We’ve used Lee on a number of occasions across our group of hotels, each time we’ve been over the moon with the results. His eye for detail is outstanding, he knows what will make a great picture and is capable of creating the right setting. All of the images that Lee has produced for us has gone beyond our expectations.”
Leah Davies - Marketing Manager - Lake District Hotels
“ During the last year, Lee has done more than a dozen photo shoots across our collection of five hotels. Not only is his work second to none, but his easy going, unobtrusive manner means that he consistently gets the job without impacting staff or customers. He works tirelessly from dawn to dusk to get the shots he knows we’ll love and it’s always a joy to see the finished results. For us, he’s the complete package, someone who is as happy photographing fine dining and spa therapies as he is bedrooms and portfolio work and an all-round good egg too.”
Alix Reeves - Digital Marketing Manager - The Robert Parker Collection
“ Working with Lee is a pleasure; he is extremely professional with a fantastic eye for detail. Lee understood our brand straight away and has helped us to capture some really unique images with the iconic Daffodil style. It was great to work with somebody who could not only help us achieve the look we wanted but also bring his own creative ideas and suggestions. This combination has led to end results which we are thrilled with.”
Victoria Bowe - The Daffodil Hotel