P O R T R A I T U R E

Lee Howell ABIPP is an Award-Winning commercial Photographer & Creative retoucher based in Edinburgh, UK.

Peace be with you…
His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, whom I was very privileged to photograph on his last visit to Scotland.

Peace be with you…

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, whom I was very privileged to photograph on his last visit to Scotland.

From the project ‘Second Life’, The Proud Jacobite

From the project ‘Second Life’, The Proud Jacobite

Beauté Avaire #10 - Jay Bird

Beauté Avaire #10 - Jay Bird

Beauté Aviaire #9 - Royal Swan
Beauté Aviaire #9 - Royal Swan


Beauté Aviaire #8 - Flamingo b
Beauté Aviaire #8 - Flamingo b


Beauté Aviaire #4 - Bird of paradise
Beauté Aviaire #4 - Bird of paradise
Beauté Aviaire #6 Raven
Beauté Aviaire #6 Raven


Beauté Aviaire #5 - Spanish Black Turkey
A series of conceptual fine art prints, exploring the feminine aesthetical quality of both the avian plumage bought together alongside the human female form.
These composite images, where feather meet Avant garde fashion, are constructed using the art of photographic capture, photographing models and birdlife on separate occasions, then digitally manipulating the captured imagery in post production, to create a new piece of original artwork in each instance.
It has always interested me in the way the fashion industry has associated a feminine or fashion aesthetic to both fur and feathers, here I have been able to explore this connection without any wildlife being manhandled, let alone harmed.
None of the models taking part in this project, at any point wore any feathers or came into contact with any birdlife.
And no birds of the avian kind donated any feathers for this project.
Models: Charlie BanksGemma Warnock
Lydia Kate PhillpotLynn MathiesonNamate SililoNikki Fox WestonOlivia TaylorSuki Kaur Sunner
Makeup Artists:Caroline StewartJenni MuirKaren Bowen
Lauren GollanRosie FraserSammy Foster
Beauté Aviaire #5 - Spanish Black Turkey

A series of conceptual fine art prints, exploring the feminine aesthetical quality of both the avian plumage bought together alongside the human female form.

These composite images, where feather meet Avant garde fashion, are constructed using the art of photographic capture, photographing models and birdlife on separate occasions, then digitally manipulating the captured imagery in post production, to create a new piece of original artwork in each instance.

It has always interested me in the way the fashion industry has associated a feminine or fashion aesthetic to both fur and feathers, here I have been able to explore this connection without any wildlife being manhandled, let alone harmed.

None of the models taking part in this project, at any point wore any feathers or came into contact with any birdlife.

And no birds of the avian kind donated any feathers for this project.

Models: 
Charlie Banks
Gemma Warnock
Lydia Kate Phillpot
Lynn Mathieson
Namate Sililo
Nikki Fox Weston
Olivia Taylor
Suki Kaur Sunner

Makeup Artists:
Caroline Stewart
Jenni Muir
Karen Bowen
Lauren Gollan
Rosie Fraser
Sammy Foster
Beauté Aviaire #3 - Pheasant
Fashion & Feathers: Pheasant - International Fashion Festival/IPA Awards 2013.

Beauté Aviaire #3 - Pheasant

Fashion & Feathers: Pheasant - International Fashion Festival/IPA Awards 2013.

Beauté Aviaire #2 - African Grey Crane
International Fashion Festival 2013.

Beauté Aviaire #2 - African Grey Crane

International Fashion Festival 2013.