Democratic Convention 1976

 

I took these phot

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I took these photos at the Democratic National Convention in New York City right outside of Madison Square Garden where the convention was held. At the time it didn’t even occur to me that I was able to shoot this close to the convention with no credentials or hassles from any type of security. Today I wouldn’t be able to get within blocks of a convention. Man, have times changed . . .

Both of these images are in the permanent collection at the Museum of the City of New York.

Underground NYC

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

From the peace and tranquility of my previous blog to the subways of New York City. I guess my vacation is over . . .

West Branch of the Delaware River

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© Leland Bobbé

I was on vacation last week in my Upstate NY home where i spend a lot of time fly fishing for wild Brown Trout right outside my front door. I shot this with my iPhone just before I left the water. There’s something about casting for trout during the magic hour that can’t be described. I’ll let this photo do the talking . . .

70’s NYC Photos in Dazed Digital

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© Leland Bobbé

Dazed Digital just did a nice feature on my NYC 1970’s street photos that were recently taken into the permanent collection at the Museum the City of New York.

Underground

 

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© Leland Bobbé

Another goodie from the NYC subway system. To me this image illustrates the beauty of photography. Most people would never really see this but as viewed through a camera the viewer is forced to deal with disparate elements.

Texas Cop

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

About 10 years ago I went on  road trip through Texas and found this cop at a roadside fast food burger joint. I fought off my intimidation and asked him if I could snap a portrait of him. I recently rediscovered the image and started to play around with converting it to black and white. Using 3 types of Topaz software this is what I came up with. I like this version much better than the color.

Interview in Dohdo Photography Magazine

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A good interview (with images) with your’s truly just came out in Dohdo Magazine, a great photography magazine out of Barcelona. Please check it out.

Underground

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

The homeless situation in NYC shows no signs of abating. This was shot on the subway platform at 28th Street and Broadway on my iPhone and proceed using Snapseed.

Instagram Takeover at The New Republic

 

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Little Brooklyn © Leland Bobbé

I have been asked by Stephanie Heimann, the senior photo editor at The New Republic to take over their Instagram feed for one week starting tomorrow 4/30 through the following Friday and post two of my Neo-Burlesque portraits per day. Their one request . . . not too much skin. They can be found on Instagram as @newrepublic

On The Subway

 

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© Leland Bobbé

Another day on the NYC subway’s. Never a dull moment if you keep your eyes open.