Lester Ali is a world renowned architectural photographer who fell In love with skyscrapers as a child growing up in New York City.
After graduating with a degree in photography from FIT, he assisted several well known architectural photographers in NYC.
He then took the opportunity and accepted a full time job in Dubai for two years, photographing the massive amount of skyscrapers being built over a short period of time in the UAE.
He has amassed a great portfolio of work recognized by American Architects, Architect News and is a featured photographer for Design Middle East, Construction Week Online and Middle East Architect Magazine.
Now permanently residing in his studio in midtown Manhattan, he documents the rising buildings constantly going up in New York.
In his spare time, he travels the world and keeps up with the great work being done by architects in countries such as China, the…
Skyscraper Center Editorial Board, Member (2022 – Present)