Observations

Two Of My Images In A Feature Film

© Leland Bobbé

 

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.

Loving Street Photography

© Leland Bobbé

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

© Leland Bobbé

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.

My Work in Calcco

 

© Leland Bobbé

I found this article by chance today through a Facebook notification on a Spanish visual communication publication. With the help of Google Translate I was able to actually read it as my high school Spanish left me years ago. It covers many of my projects including Half-Drag, Neo-Burlesque, Urbanscapes, Women of Fifth Avenue, and Scapes.  Nicely done . . .

Street Photography Exhibit

Black Swan © Leland Bobbé

My image titled Black Swan was one of the  images curated into Fabrik’s 2017 On The Street Photography Competition and will be shown at Fathom Gallery in LA as part of a larger show titled Present But Not Involved, an exhibition of Street Photography. This show will be showing works of over 60 street photographers with images dating back to 1897 through 2017. The show illustrates the evolution in photographic style and technique from the inception of  street photography. April 29-May 27.

Snow Day NYC

 

© Leland Bobbé

Snow Day in New York City. The flatiron building. Classic NYC.

Winter Trees

©Leland Bobbé

The trees speak for themselves.

Times Square Pre-Renovation

 

© Leland Bobbé

 

This shot was taken around 1990 when 42nd street was shut down to get ready for it’s renovation. Before they actually  began the facelift they painted all the buildings these bright colors. It only looked like this for a relatively short time. Next came the Las Disney that it is today.

Photo for a Rainy Wednesday

Black Swan © Leland Bobbé

Black Swan © Leland Bobbé