Lee Abel: Reggae, Jamaica, Cuba & Portrait Photography

My photographic passions include documentary, reggae music, and environmental portraiture, and allow me to work with clients ranging from Stanford University to the legendary Steel Pulse band, along with individuals and businesses needing photos for print or web.  So far, my photos have been on over 90 reggae album covers as well as in numerous publications, a few of which are noted below.  I enjoy teaching and motivating youth as well as collaborating with non-profits.


Lonely Planet's Guide to Jamaica

The Encyclopedia of Reggae:

   Golden Age of Roots Reggae

Great African Musicians:

   Lucky Dube (South Africa)

Vibe Merchants: 

   Sound Creators of Jamaican 

   Popular Music (England)


Riddim (Germany)


UnitedReggae.com (France)

Modern Drummer

Reggae Report

Reggae Festival Guide


University of the West Indies 


Larkin Street Youth Services

Contra Costa Community

   College District


Blue Mountain Project (Jamaica)

Colectivo Artistico Trance (Cuba)


Contact Lee

(415) 713-7813