Photo credit: Dennis Stierer 2020


Lee Williams is a freelance artist, taking inspiration from the history and the beauty of the area he lives in.  Born and raised in Western New York, Lee received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SUNY at Buffalo. He is an experienced printer, having worked in the industry for over 30 years. As a self-taught photographer, Mr. Williams documents detail in his subjects.  Light, shadow, and texture are prominent elements of his work. Examples can be seen at area galleries as an exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artists and the Western New York Artists Group. 

Lee currently lives in Lockport, NY with his wife Jennifer, and a collection of rescued dogs and cats. He is involved with the local business community in promoting the rebirth of the city, highlighting the role it has played in the history of the Erie Canal.  A large share of his work is inspired by the current restoration of the famous Flight of Five Locks. Large prints are currently on display in the city courthouse.


“Photography would seem to be the most literal form of expression when in fact many elements factor into making an image with a camera. The artist’s final piece is only a small part of their surroundings as they pressed the shutter button. And those surroundings absolutely affect what ends up in the image.
I rarely envision an image before I leave the house. I am captivated by the beauty of our landscapes and the history that we have inherited. Being able to find interesting details in a larger composition stirs up a passion toward creating a final piece to print and share. The opportunity to meet people who appreciate my work has been an unexpected and inspiring part of this process that drives me to create through these challenging times.”


“Thank you for your interest. 
Please feel free to leave a comment and/or contact me regarding prints or commissions."

Lee Williams; Locking Westward from Kenan Center on Vimeo.

08 - Lockport's Flight of Five from Low Bridge Productions on Vimeo.


Lee Williams  2022