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Arrested is the biography of idiosyncratic London-basedphotographer and film director Jim Lee. Born in 1945 to parents whowere both MI5 operatives, Lee's life has followed anything but aconventional route. Dyslexia and an independent spirit saw Lee atthe age of just seventeen emigrate to Australia where his passionfor photography was kindled.

Rescued from fighting in the Vietnam war by his parents'intervention (on the grounds of national security), Lee returned tothe UK and began to establish a portfolio photographing bands suchas the Kinks and the Who. As his reputation grew, Lee became indemand as a fashion photographer for magazines during the latesixties and seventies, notably working with Vogue editor-in-chiefAnna Wintour in London and New York on fashion and advertisingshoots. He collaborated with some of the most influential fashiondesigners, including Ossie Clark, Yves St Laurent and GianniVersace, and his work appeared in Elle, The Sunday Times Magazine,Harpers & Queen and The New York Times.

Turning to film direction in the late seventies, he produced arepertoire of more than 400 distinctive advertising campaigns forbig name brands including Levi's, Elizabeth Arden, BMW, Shell,Esso, British Airways and Black & Decker. He worked on numerousfilm productions, including directing the 1992 full-length featurefilm Losing Track, starring Alan Bates.

Lee's earlier photographic work is displayed in art galleriesaround the world and is included in a permanent collection at theVictoria & Albert Museum. His gritty, photojournalistic styleof the sixties became, during the seventies, what Lee describes as"a romantic soft-focus frenzy". Always drawn to the world of filmmaking, Lee sees his photographs as"still moments of movies", andthey frequently display the hallmarks of empowering women.

Firmly established as an art photographer, Lee still collaborateson a variety of advertising and fashion projects, including shootsfor Bjrn Borg's fashion label, and has covered fashion shows forsuch greats as Alexander McQueen and Zandra Rhodes for TheIndependent.

Arrested traces the development of Jim Lee's photographic and filmcareer, including rarely seen images among the most iconic of hisphotographs.
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