Texas Road Trip

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

A few years ago my wife and I did a road trip through Texas. We tried to stick to back roads as much as possible and I found some really great buildings along the side of the road. Lots of charm and old school feel. I particularly liked this shot because of the color and the potted plants. I could have done without the telephone/electric lines against the sky but was not about to retouch them out. I go for real . . .

Interview on my 1970’s NYC Street Photos with Marla Hamburg Kennedy

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I recently did an interview with art consultant Marla Hamburg Kennedy which was just published to her Art and Living blog. Through answering these questions I actually realized a few things about some of my favorite photos that I had never really thought about before. Each one of these 3 photos has the juxtaposition of being stuck and having time move on at the same time. Please read the interview to see more.

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

© Leland Bobbé

© 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

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

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

 

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Carmine Appicce

 

© Leland Bobbé

© 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

© Leland Bobbé

© 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

© Leland Bobbé

© 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

© Leland Bobbé

© 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.