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.

 

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 . . .

Photo For a Rainy Monday

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Jon Paris

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is bluesman Jon Paris, keeper of the flame. Jon’s played with many greats including Les Paul, BB King, John Mayer and Levon Helm. You can catch him every Monday night at BB King’s Lucille’s Bar and Grill in Times Square. My project continues . . .

Times Square 1980’s

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I shot this on 42nd street between 7th and 8th Ave in the heart of Times Square during  the time this area was transitioning from the down and dirty place it was to a cross between Disneyland and Las Vegas. I now call it Las Disney. For a while all of the businesses were shuttered and closed and the whole street was painted in these bright colors. It was very surreal and I haven’t seen too many photos shot here during this time.

Musicians 50+ Randy Pratt

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Bass and harmonica player Randy Pratt from Cactus, The Lizards and Rickity.