Hard Hat NYC Project

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Another from my street portrait project of people who work in hard hats in NYC

Hard Hat NYC Project

 

 

© Leland Bobbé

 

One from my Hard Hat NYC street portrait project. Shot on 5th avenue and 30th Street.

Two Of My Images In A Feature Film

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I just licensed these 2 images for inclusion in a feature film based on the James Baldwin novel “If Beale Street Could Talk”, about a couple in Harlem in the 1970’s in NYC. The film’s director is Barry Jenkins who Directed Best Picture winner Moonlight. It will be premiered at the next NY Film Festival.

Portrait at a Summer Fair

 

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Portrait of Joseph Smith shot at a summer fair in upstate NY. Part of a series I’m currently shooting for Getty Images. I shot a series of these about 5 years ago and my Getty art director asked if I would revisit this project with them in mind. I love this kind of guerrilla approach to shooting portraits. It doesn’t get much more real than this.

Hard Hat Project

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Here’s the latest portrait from my Hard Hat Project, street portraits of people who work in  hard hats. There aren’t too many women out there but I’ve managed to find a few. I found her on the corner of 86th St. and Lexington Ave. I didn’t have my equipment with me but asked her if I could come back and shoot her. She agreed.

Awarded in the London International Creative Competition

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A selection of images from my Underground NYC series was just awarded in the 2017 London International Creative Competition.

Award Winner – International Color Awards

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This portrait of a NYC construction worker was just awarded in the 2018 International Color Awards in the portrait category. This is part of a new project I’ve been working on titled Hardhat. I’ve shot about 40 people so far (including some women). After I shoot another 20 or so i’ll do an edit and put them on my website. This is the first one that has been unleashed upon the world.

Loving Street Photography

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I shot this on my iPhone on the streets on NYC. One of the reasons I love street photography is that if you keep your eyes open you can capture moments such as this. When i came upon this I was struck by the billboard of the sandwich eater and the orange and yellow of the newspaper dispensers. I knew that if I framed it up in an interesting way and just waited i would get people walking by. It all happens so fast that I’m never really sure off what I’ve captured until I actually look at the photos. It’s the randomness and spontaneity of street photography that makes it so exciting to me. I lucked out with this woman glancing at the poster. I think that it really ties the whole image together.

The Deuce and the Bowery. My 70’s NYC photos in Provokr

A story about my NYC 1970’s street photos was recently run in Provokr, an online publication dealing with all aspects of culture. With the release of the HBO show The Deuce, which is centered around Times Square during the early 1970’s, I’ve received many requests about my images. What goes around comes around.

New York City Wall Art in Provokr

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Provokr is a cool website  featuring film, music, video, fashion, art, photography and more, They just ran a nice story on my New York City Wall Art series. Go to this link to read about and and view some of the images from my series.