Lee Towndrow

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Lee Towndrow is a visual artist based in New York City. He has photographed Lena Dunham,[1] Martin Amis,[2][3] Dan Brown,[4] Michael Chabon,[5] and Sheila Heti.[6] He was the cinematographer for the title sequence and reenactments in the film Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief [7] His work has appeared in Time Magazine,[8] The Paris Review,[9] Das Magazin.[10] He has worked as a visual effects artist on the feature film Carol (film),[11] commercial campaigns for BMW,[12] HONOR NYC,[13] Morgan Stanley,[14] TD Bank.[15]


Towndrow began his career as a designer and photographer at a design firm he founded. The firm was best known for creating the album cover artwork for prominent Canadian bands such as Sloan,[16] The Flashing Lights,[17] The Inbreds and Michelle McAdorey.[18]

Lee Towndrow became a Flame artist at TOPIX Computer Graphics, where he created visual effects and design for television commercials, music videos, and feature films.[19][20][21]

From 2004-2005 he lived in Buenos Aires, where he worked with Roberto Jacoby,[22] the m7red center, fr:Raumlabor Berlin [23] Kiwi and Cecilia Sainz and Eugenia Herrera [24] on conceptual art installations, such as Proyecto Venus,[25] Darkroom and ArteBA.[26]


Lee Towndrow worked as a cinematographer on three feature films, including Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,[27] Margaux Williamson's Teenager Hamlet, starring Sheila Heti and Sholem Krishtalka.[28] In 2010 he collaborated with Gonzales, Peaches, Tiga and Adam Traynor on the 2010 film Ivory Tower, which received special mention at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland.[29] He has also photographed music videos for The National,[30] Born Ruffians,[31] Junior Boys [32] and The Great Lakes.

Visual Effects[edit]

Lee Towndrow has worked as an Flame and Smoke[33] artist creating visual effects for the feature film Carol (film),[34] advertising campaigns for BMW,[35] HONOR NYC,[36] Morgan Stanley,[37] TD Bank.[38]

External links[edit]



  1. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2111231,00.html
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-10. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  3. ^ http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/09/06/on-leaving-england-finding-america-and-finally-thinking-about-mortality/
  4. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2143565,00.html
  5. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2125024,00.html
  6. ^ http://blog.dasmagazin.ch/2013/04/19/aus-dem-aktuellen-heft-7/
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4257858/fullcredits/
  8. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2111231,00.html
  9. ^ http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2012/06/18/sheila-heti-on-how-should-a-person-be/
  10. ^ http://blog.dasmagazin.ch/2013/04/19/aus-dem-aktuellen-heft-7/
  11. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402927/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
  12. ^ http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2015/bmw-i3-newfangled-idea/
  13. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbiENA6ocyE
  14. ^ http://vimeo.com/50162415
  15. ^ http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/dcp/news/hot-spots/44368
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-21. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  17. ^ http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,899535,00.html
  18. ^ http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,2789369,00.html
  19. ^ http://www.postmagazine.com/Publications/Post-Magazine/2002/May-1-2002/Bud-spot-a-Blast-for-Topix-Astropolitan.aspx
  20. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1437859/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
  21. ^ Magazine/2002/February-1-2002/Tortilla-Trailer.aspx
  22. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  23. ^ http://www.raumlabor.net/?p=399
  24. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUheKWoQA2g
  25. ^ http://proyectov.org/
  26. ^ http://proyectov.org/venus2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3638&Itemid=2
  27. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4257858/fullcredits/
  28. ^ http://www.teenagerhamlet.com/teenager_hamlet_credit_summary.html
  29. ^ http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2010/19/c3794.html
  30. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KehwyWmXr3U
  31. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-13. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  32. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbpHL130lgk
  33. ^ http://www.autodesk.com/products/autodesk-flame-family/overview
  34. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402927/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
  35. ^ http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/2015/bmw-i3-newfangled-idea/
  36. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbiENA6ocyE
  37. ^ http://vimeo.com/50162415
  38. ^ http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/dcp/news/hot-spots/44368