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Photographer of Jazz, jazz artists and jazz artistry.
(Google: "Sealey2k")

I'm a product of the legendary "Jamaica Funk" music wave that originated in Jamaica, Queens (NY) back in the early 1970's when funk, contemporary jazz, rock and R&B fused to become a unique alternative to the Motown and Beatles sounds we heard so much on the radio. Our music was at the cutting edge of jazz. As part of a hot, dynamic four piece horn section supported by strong rhythm and vocals, I learned there's more to jazz than what meets the ear. Visualization of the many moods and colors created in music ultimately transcends the sound. I was soon introduced to a new "instrument": the DSLR camera. The management of sound transformed to the manipulation of light. I found my music background to be extremely valuable when attempting to capture the intensity of a musician's expression. The anticipated climax of a musical phrase can reverberate forever in a photograph.
Currently I am an event photographer. A large number of my assignments consist of photographing jazz performances and festivals where my camera becomes my instrument and I get to perform along with the artist. This position has given me the unique opportunity of photographing many prominent personalities and events, including arguably the "greatest show on earth" in modern history: the inauguration of our 44th President of These United States, Barack H. Obama.
My camera of preference is the Sony Alpha 700 equipped with a 2.8/70-200G lens and an F828 Cybershot as backup for special shots. Why do I choose Sony? The world can afford to be seen from a different view. And that seems to be the common denominator in my life - looking at things from another perspctive.
My photographic images have been featured and can be viewed at several internet jazz communities (Google Search: Leon P. "Sealey2k" Sealey).
I've always believed JAZZ to be more than just music. It's a way of life; a subculture. You recognize it when you see it, you recognize it when you hear it.
And the answer to the obvious question is - Yes. Sometimes I do hear my sax "calling me", but for now I prefer to keep my mouth shut with eyes and ears open.
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What instrument(s) do you play? (you can select more than one)
sax (alto), sax (sopranino), sax (soprano), sax (tenor)
What are your favorite Musical Genres?
Blues, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Acoustic, Traditional, Classical, Rap / Hip-Hop, Funk, R&B / Soul, Caribbean / Reggae, Electronic, Ambient, New Age, Cajun / Zydeco, World Fusion, Gospel, Big Band, CCM (Contemporary Christian Music)
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Leon P. "Sealey2k" Sealey


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At 7:40am on April 19, 2011, Steven Malski Niles said…

Hey Leon:

I'm interested in this group because I do some video work as well  as music. My video extends into experimental ranges,and I'm trying to think of new ways to put video together with music.  Let's stay in touch!

At 10:56pm on March 8, 2011, Leon P. "Sealey2k" Sealey said…
At 2:42am on February 28, 2011, Joani Taylor said…

Thanks for welcoming me.

hahaha, as far as Vancouver is concerned. It could be the worst city anywhere for Jazz support but it's a hockey town. Not a world class city at all. And there's no outside circuit within a expensive ferry trip or a five hour drive.

You want to work much in Jazz in Canada you have to go east. Vancouver is also transient and has very little feeling toward art or culture.  

It's great for skiing, boating, biking, hiking.  you'd think it would be alright for playing and singing because they have (ings) but sadly ... no.

At 11:12pm on February 23, 2011, Peter Berman said…

Leon, Thanks for the warm welcome.  I've got a bunch of photos in my archive that might be of interest to this community.  I'll post some as soon as I can dig them out.  Thanks again,


At 12:43am on February 20, 2011, Steve Lucas said…
Hello Leon, and thanks. I will do so ASAP as I am still getting use to the navigation. Mike's been very helpful in that regard. In the mean time, I do have a growing photo album and some stories in my Blog area.
At 11:41am on February 15, 2011, Jono Frola said…
Guitar Looks good ! Great photographer named Karen Farber in NJ Guitar is a Gretsch Synchcromatic. (Actually a prototype with Pickup made by Bob Benedetto.)
At 11:27pm on February 10, 2011, cricket cohen said…
Thank You
At 6:23pm on February 10, 2011, Tom blatt said…

Thanks Leon

     Hope to see you at a session sometime soon.


At 3:17pm on February 10, 2011, Bob Kolb said…


Jimmie Bleu asked me to shoot his Jimi Hendrix tribute show (some of those pics are posted). I shot Nikki's Janice Joplin performance that night. I was taken by her energy, emotion and passion. I'm very pleased that my images captured her as I saw her through my view finder. Hopefully, those who view my images have the same take.  

At 11:00am on February 10, 2011, Nikki Armstrong said…

HI Leon,

Thanks for sending out that very cool message, it's so true! Your work is awesome!!



At 10:27am on February 10, 2011, Bob Kolb said…

Please check out my images. Comments are welcome.


Bob Kolb

At 11:30am on July 21, 2010, LaDee Streeter said…
Hi Leon,

These flowers are Absolutely Beautiful ! A true lift to my Spirits. Thank You.


At 12:34pm on July 8, 2010, AN EVENING IN PARADISE said…
Hi Leon;
Just stopping by to check in on ya! Hope you have a peaceful weekend
At 11:55pm on July 4, 2010, Napoleon Revels-Bey said…
Thanks for the pic,hope all is well!!!!
At 11:54pm on May 18, 2010, Leon P. "Sealey2k" Sealey said…

(Image graciously contributed by AN EVENING IN PARADISE)
At 11:50am on May 17, 2010, LaDee Streeter said…
Thanks Leon.

I appreciate all your help & encouragement. All the very best to You......
At 5:51pm on May 12, 2010, AN EVENING IN PARADISE said…
Leon P. Sealy... At The End Of Your Day.. You are Welcome To Stop On By The Penthouse, Kick off Your Shoes, and Lay Your HeadBack, Unwind..And Enjoy Your Visit Here.. peace to you and yours..
At 4:18am on May 1, 2010, Aziza said…
Thanks for being there!!

At 7:57am on April 30, 2010, Mike Stokes said…
Hi Leon,
I saw the comment you made to Aziza about your relocation. I hope the decision brings you a life that you are seeking. Please stay involved with us & spread the word about our great community to your friends in Atlanta. ~ Mike
At 8:05pm on March 29, 2010, Jimmy "Bombay Jay" said…
Hey Leon, check out a great artist RAZIA.

Jimmy Bombay J


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