Unsung Heroes Featured in Creative Boom

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Creative Boom, an art, design, photography and culture website is featuring my portraits of Musicians over the age of 50. I’ve really been enjoying capturing the essence of these musicians in black and white after years of shooting primarily color. It’s taking me back to my roots.

 

Early iPhone Photo

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbe

I was going back through all of my iPhone shots the other day and found this that I had totally forgotten about. This is one of the very first shots that I ever took on an iPhone. I just happen to catch this at the right moment. I love the light and love the mood.

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ in Huffington Post

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© Leland Bobbé

The Huffington Post just published a story about my Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ project including 15 images.

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Liberty Devitto

 

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© Leland Bobbé

This is Liberty Devitto, Billy Joel’s drummer for 30 years.

 

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Carmine Appicce

 

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© Leland Bobbé

This is my portrait of hard rock drummer Carmine Appice. Carmine has been credited with influencing every hard rock drummer that came after him including Mr. John Bonhan from Zeppelin. Carmine has played with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Jeff Baeck, Rod Stewart among others.

Half-Drag at POP International Gallery

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© Leland Bobbé

 

Four images from my Half-Drag series are now being shown at POP International Gallery on West Broadway in Soho, NYC.

NYC Wall Art at POP International Gallery

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© Leland Bobbé

Four images from my New York City Wall Art series are being shown at POP International Gallery on West Broadway in Soho, NYC.

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Cheetah Chrome

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© Leland Bobbé

This is Cheetah Chrome, guitar player and song writer from The Dead Boys, one of the original punk bands from the  CBGB days. The original Sonic Reducer.

 

70’s Images Used in PBS Documentary.

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

PBS just licensed two of my 1970’s NYC Street Photos for an American Masters doc on the 1977 blackout. Production on the film should be complete within a month and it will be airing sometime in July. Above shot of hookers was taken on the Bowery near CBGB’s. You have to love those boots . . .

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Jojo Mayer

 

Jojo Mayer © Leland Bobbé

Jojo Mayer © Leland Bobbé

Drummer extraordinaire Jojo Mayer. This man can play . . .