Lee Reeder



My work has always combined photography with writing. From the time I was in junior high I was writing stories for my school newspaper, and was chosen to be the editor of the school annual. I became interested in photography at the age of 12 and by the age of 16 I was spending much of my free time in the darkroom. At the age of 19, I began working professionally as a photojournalist in the U.S. Army in West Germany and ran a public affairs office for a 9,000-member military community in four German cities.

In 1987 I became editor in chief of the largest weekly community newspaper in San Diego County. A year later I was chosen as editor of a new national magazine for fire and rescue personnel. Eight years later, I was promoted to editorial director for Rescue Magazine, JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services), AirMed, Air Medical Journal, EMS Insider and Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. In 1998 I began working as a freelance photographer, writer and ghostwriter, creating Winning Words, which has served a diverse group of clients from all over the country.

In 2004, I started my retail scenic and nature photography business, 1000 Words. Over the past decade, my clients have increasingly taken advantage of both my writing and photographic talents—a unique package for any type of business seeking to promote products, people, projects and programs.

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