Portraits

Black and White Portrait

 

© Dearisha

I originally shot this portrait in color eleven years ago for Getty Images. I just rediscovered it and was curious to see what it would look like in black and white. Using Topaz software I made the conversion and really am pleased with the results. I just entered this into Lens Culture’s Black and White Awards.

Hard Hat NYC Project

© Leland Bobbé

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.

Portrait at a Summer Fair

 

© Leland Bobbé

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

© Leland Bobbé

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.

Award Winner – International Color Awards

© Leland Bobbé

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.

Art of The Times

© Leland Bobbé

This is an article about me and my work in Art of the Times. To see the actual article just scroll down to the 6th window.

Diverse NYC Faces

© Leland Bobbé

Another from my series of diverse NYC faces for Getty Images. This is artist Derek Wade.

Diverse New York City Faces

 

© Leland Bobbé

For the past few months I have been working closely with Sarah Foster, the senior manager of creative content ay Getty Images creating a collection of studio portraits that represents the diversity of people in NYC. We cast close to 50 people and have so far shot 25. From time to time I’ll be posting the images to my blog. I’ve been shooting for Getty for over 20 years and so far this has by far been my favorite project. It’s right in my wheel house. Above is native New Yorker and actor, Spawn.

Rights Managed Sales Live!

© Leland Bobbé

In recent years the landscape of stock photography has changed dramatically.  Most stock agencies have turned to royalty free as their default business model and as a result its very hard to make consistent high dollar stock sales. Great for the client bad for the photographer. I just had two MAJOR rights managed sales of this shot through Getty Images to the same client for pharmaceutical usage one for print advertising and one for online use.  I spotted these twins at an upstate NY fair years ago and they agreed to pose for a portrait. It just shows that it’s best to rely on your instincts.