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Only two of Hatnim Lee’s photographs exhibited at Transformer hint at her mentorship with noted celebrity photographer David LaChapelle: “Liz,” a portrait of a child beauty queen, and “Chris and Andrew,” a shot of androgynous models lounging. Lee has a lighter touch than LaChapelle, choosing to focus the rest of her photos on the everyday—her mother, a potato farm, a literary graffiti artist—rather than the hyperdramatic. A Northern Virginia native who now resides in Brooklyn, Lee started a blog after finishing an internship in Los Angeles with LaChapelle, and the photos from the exhibit were culled from her daily pictorial musings on the site. Enlarged to 40-by-60 inches, the images are stacked atop one another and fill the gallery’s tiny walls, turning “Brandon,” a simple close-up portrait online, to a detail-rich behemoth. “Hatnim Lee Photographs” is on view from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, to Saturday, April 26, at Transformer, 1404 P St. NW. Free. (202) 483-1102. —Maura Judkis