Inspired by style seen on the streets of his hometown, Sydney, Australia, Lee Oliveira set out – armed only with a borrowed camera and a smile – to capture the most intriguing looks for his personal blog, leeoliveira.com. His photographs of everyday people were a celebration of individuality, and his growing international audience, a declaration of mutual admiration.
Within just a couple of years, Lee found himself shooting in cities known for their decadence and style – Paris, Milan, London and New York – at the height of each new fashion season. As such, he has not only honed his ability to capture the essence of some of the world’s most iconic people and collections, but his proximity and eye for detail enable him to forecast trends through his lens.
Lee has collaborated creatively with Gucci, Valentino, Tod’s, Sunglass Hut, Samsung International, My-Wardrobe, Net-a-Porter, StyleBop, Delvaux, Prêt Apporter and Gloss, and his photography has been featured in New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Marie Claire, Glamour, Lucky Magazine, Grazia, InStyle, Mail Online, GQ and was recognised by the Chicago Tribune as one of the top influencers in Street Style. He is also the official Street Style Photographer for The New York Times Fashion, Valentino and Men’s Style magazine Australia. His images are also loved and shared by thousands daily through the most popular social media applications.
Although his work takes him to other countries for many months of the year, Lee still calls Australia home – and remains dedicated to celebrating the beauty of individual style through photography.