Leopold (Lee) A. Whiteman, Jr. received his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He combines his love of photography and music to create several musical photographic essays. Lee's photographs of musicians have been featured at the:
- 1994 Syracuse Jazz Festival in Syracuse, New York
- 1995 International Art of Jazz Concert Series in Bethpage New York
- 2000 New York State Fair’s Third World Cultural Festival in Syracuse, New York
- 2002 Mercer County Division of Culture & Heritage Black History Exhibition in Trenton, New Jersey.
- 2004 Cultural Heritage Celebration in Lawrenceville, New Jersey
- 2005 Gallery 100 Jazz Festival Exhibition in Saratoga, New York
- 2008 Lee Whiteman's World of Music Exhibition at New Jersey Chapter of the Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts (ECVA) at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton, New Jersey.
- 2009 Contributor to the Princeton Photography Club Year In Review, Princeton, New Jersey
- 2009 Contributor to the September, 2009 Radio 4 Fine Music Publication; Kowloon, Hong Kong
- 2010 Contributor to the New Jersey Chapter of the Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts (ECVA)
- 2011Contributor to the Princeton Photography Club Year In Review, Princeton, New Jersey
- 2012 Sanctuaries Exhibition at New Jersey Chapter of the Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts (ECVA) at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton, New Jersey.
- 2013 Contributor to the October, 2013 Drum Magazine; San Jose, California
He is a contributing member of the Washington Township Council of the Arts in New Jersey, and a member of The Princeton Photography Club. He sites as his photographic influences Gordon Parks, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, James Van Der Zee, and Moneta Sleet.
From 1975 through 1984, Lee Whiteman used a Yashica Electro AX for his photography - he stole it from his father while in college. In 1984, he switched to a Pentax K1000 and a Pentax Super ME - he borrowed this from his wife. In 2009, he acquired a Pentax K20D. In 2017, he upgraded to a Pentax KD. He has used a variety of lenses from 18 mm Wide Angle to a 500 mm Telephoto.
3/4 In The Afternoon