Candid documentary fine art photography


Lee Kilpatrick has been photographing most of his life, starting with near-obsolete cameras discovered at yard sales as a child, and developing further in his high school's photography club. His photography was on hiatus during college; but inspired by a trip to Japan, he joined a local darkroom collective, and when that closed, joined the Washington Street as a photography member. He is now the director of the organization.

Lee’s recent exhibitions include “More Than One,” (with sculptor Jill Comer), panoramic photographs showing group activities across the emotional spectrum, and “A Case Of You,” documenting his sister who died at 42 after years of mental illness and alcoholism.

Besides showing at Washington Street, he has exhibited at Willoughby & Baltic in Somerville, and has participated in group shows at the Griffin Museum of Photograph, Danforth Art, and other venues in the Boston Metro area. He was the ARTSomerville artist of the month in January 2006.


My work is documentary candid fine art photography in both digital and film. I usually depicts people in everyday but intimate situations; though one might say I photograph people, the real focus is people's interaction (and lack of interaction) with their environment. Along with conventional formats, I use panoramic photography to present a closer view of the subject set in a wide view of the environment.