Chilling in Harlem.

Equipped with a tiny pocket camera in my hand at the age of six, I’ve always loved exploring my surroundings and creating. Although my little camera never had any film in it, that didn’t stop me from using my imagination and discovering my passion for photography at an early age. 

Fast forward to today and not much has changed—except this time, the images are real. 

A Toronto-based street and lifestyle photographer, I have a passion for exploring the city’s diverse neighborhoods and capturing their unique personalities.

Always with a camera in hand, my goal is to capture humans interacting with their urban environments and freezing those singular candid moments in a fast-paced world.

People always ask me to define my style. Like all artists, I hate to pigeon-hole myself, but there’s something about street photography that always gets me. There’s nothing better than capturing an honest moment. Nothing planned, nothing contrived and nothing forced. That’s always my goal—unfiltered reality. Literally and figuratively.

I’m also an avid traveler—shooting the streets of New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Havana, La Paz and Nairobi, just to name a few, and I’m always looking for my next adventure.

You can find his most recent work on my Instagram (@dleeezy).

Image courtesy of  Sanjeev Kugan

Image courtesy of Sanjeev Kugan

Check out my Instagram to see my latest work.