I was born and raised in Washington D.C. and currently live in Bowie, Maryland. I graduated from Drake University and have been employed as a band director, a professional musician, a mainframe computer security specialist, and photographer.
I use photography as a means of displaying how I see or feel about a subject. I love to capture images and manipulate them in a manner that enhances the image or alters it a way that captures one's interest upon viewing. Like jazz, photography enables me to create pretty images, which I relate to "jazz ballads", or abstract images, which I relate to "free jazz". As an artist, I express how I see an image with the hope that it will be pleasing to others.
- Leon Allen