Observations

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.

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.

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 . . .

Photo For a Rainy Monday

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

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.

New York City Wall Art

kiss © Leland Bobbé

Kiss © Leland Bobbé

The newest from my New York City Wall Art series. Four of these along with four from my Half=Drag series will be showing at POP International gallery in Soho, NYC this Spring.

New York City Wall Art

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is one of the earliest images from my NYC Wall Art Series. Four images from this series will be on the wall at POP International Gallery in Soho, NYC this Spring.

New York City Wall Art

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Another from my New York City Wall Art project coming to POP International Gallery in Soho, NYC this coming Spring.

 

New York City Wall Art

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

From my New York City Wall Art series. One Eyed Woman