Anyone who has walked around First Friday Scranton or picked up a local newspaper in the last few years has probably seen the work of Alex Seeley, a talented young photographer who has already amassed an impressive body of work that ranges from raging metal bands tearing up Montage Mountain to tender moments captured during private wedding ceremonies.
His first photography experience was at Keystone College in a black and white class, and since then, the 26-year-old Lake Ariel resident has freelanced for several newspapers and independent websites like Highway 81 Revisited while shooting events and portraits for clients throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. In September, NEPA Scene learned through a fundraiser held at the AfA Gallery in Scranton that Seeley was undergoing chemotherapy for a cancerous tumor that has returned from when he was 12 years old.
He is hoping to make a full recovery, but bills for treatment and surgery are piling up fast, so we asked Seeley to gather a wide sampling of his work to generate interest in his business, Alex Seeley Photography.
You can donate any amount of money directly to his PayPal account using the button below, but he told us he’d rather work for it, so contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or his website to hire him to shoot your band photos, family portraits, wedding day, or anything else you have in mind. He’s up for the challenge.
And as you can see below, you won’t be disappointed by the results.
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, adequate photographer, podcast co-host, and practicing poet. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.