notes from jamaica

I have always been a curious person in search of answers and truths - both personal and universal. For me, photography is about discovery and finding ways to better understand the world around me. I think of my images as intuitive responses to what I am seeing and feeling at a particular moment.

The purpose behind my work is to raise awareness. I am continuously motivated by the idea that my photographs have the power to help others, inspire change, and bridge gaps between people from all walks of life.

For over 30 years, Jamaica has provided me with endless memories and photography that captures the hard-working yet fresh-spirited energy of the people and their culture. It took me years to develop their trust and it is not something I take for granted. They have become some of my most favorite people on the planet. My relationship with Jamaica is an ongoing love affair, one that I hope to enjoy for the rest of my life.

Past Exhibition:

My photograph Sinko was chosen to be a part of the RJD Gallery 10th Annual Hamptons Juried Art Show in April 2019. The "We Believe" exhibition raised funds and awareness for The Retreat, an organization that provides safety, shelter and support for victims of domestic abuse and to break the cycle of family violence.

In April 2019, my solo exhibition Good Morning Jamaica was on display at Local Coffee in Montclair, New Jersey.

Upcoming Exhibition:

My next solo exhibition Notes from Jamaica will go on display at a secret location in midtown NYC on Tuesday, June 25th. To RSVP to this event, please email us, hello@leahmichelephotography.com. Location and password will be released on the morning of 6/25. The exhibition will be held in honor of Doug Greene, Empire State NORML activist who recently passed away, all proceeds from the exhibition & online purchases will be donated to NORML.

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Sinko

Sinko

First Light

First Light

Bally

Bally

Touch A Gold

Touch A Gold

Dazed And Confused

Dazed And Confused

Pre-game

Pre-game

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The Fisherman’s Net

Nutty

Nutty

Retired Life

Retired Life

William

William

Beckford

Beckford

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Roll And Go

Roll And Go

Men On The Road

Men On The Road

Fresh Water Wash

Fresh Water Wash

Mellow Yellow

Mellow Yellow

Mini Monet

Mini Monet

Sugar Dandy

Sugar Dandy