Award Winner | Photo of the Day | August 10, 2010
In early January this new year I was lucky to travel to Niseko, Japan and their fresh power. I had never skied in Japan but I had only heard good things so I was pretty excited. On the way over we were delayed trying to land because there was too much snow on the runway – only a good thing when your on a sky holiday! The mountain had a huge variety of slopes and one of the days myself and my brother headed into their park. This is a photo of my brother pulling a “Truck Driver” over one of their jumps. I wish I had the flexibility to achieve this.
Photographer: Benjamin Lee (Hong Kong)
Born in Tokyo, raised in Hong Kong and with the annual trip back to the UK in the summer Benjamin Lee was instilled with a desire to travel from an early age. Early adventures included locations both East and West and when, at 21 he received a DSLR he got cracking on recording his own exploits.
He has always considered himself as a visual learner with a good memory for places and events and he thoroughly enjoy traveling and experiencing new locations. Whenever he look through the lens he is always looking to capture the scene as he experiences it.
He is currently living in Hong Kong however he spends a fair amount of time working in different locations around Asia and Europe. I would classify himself as an observant photographer (if there’s such a category) because he is always trying to capture what he sees around him, whether it’s landscapes, urban landscapes or candid street shots.