I had the pleasure of shadowing and photographing my good friend Lee Wybranski while he worked the AT&T National out in Newtown Square, Pa. a couple of weeks ago, signing the posters he had designed for the event. Lee and I know one another since our college days, which was longer ago than should be possible based on the laws of physics, but here we are: older.
Lee has built a business using his great skill as an artist and his natural abilities at the kind of social networking done with real handshakes, shared drinks, and the occasional cigar. What started as custom pen and ink drawings of people's homes turned into country clubs, and then turned into a full-fledged art and design studio called Group W Art Works. He works his tail off regularly and couldn't be prouder of him. He's designed the poster for the US Open (yes THAT open) for the past 4 years along with many other golf events; he had a coup last year with designing the poster for the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia; and he's recently been highlighted in this Ralph Lauren Magazine article.