Portraits

New Portrait – Robin Bobbé

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I took this portrait of my wife, Robin near our upstate NY home in Deposit NY with the help of some fill flash from my trusty Nikon speedlight.

Musicians 50+ Walter Lure

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is my portrait of Walter Lure guitar player with The Heartbreakers. How many of you can say that you toured with The Sex Pistols?

Musicians 50+ John Berenzy

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Ex-band mate, current soul mate and best friend, John Berenzy is an extraordinary musician. Singer, songwriter, poet and guitar play extraordinaire, John is the real deal.

Neo-Burlesque on BuzzFeed

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

A selection of my Neo-Burlesque portraits are currently running on BuzzFeed.

Musicians 50+ Kenny Aaronson

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

My latest portrait in my new Musiciacns 50+ series. This is bass player Kenny Aaronson. Kenny’s played with Bob Dylan, Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Brian Setzer, Michael Shrieve and a host of others. Recently he’s toured with the New York Dolls.

Musicians 50+ Ivan Julian

Ivan Julian © Leland Bobbé

Ivan Julian © Leland Bobbé

This is my portrait of guitar player Ivan Julian. Ivan was one of the founding members of the seminal NYC Punk band Richard Hell and the Voidoids.

Mr. President

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

To celebrate Pride London 2014 Mr. President, an advertising agency in London used some of my burlesque portraits to create an eyecatching exhibit that featured presidents of the world in some of gay prides boldest costumes. In their words “The retouched images were hung in our windows overlooking Soho Square and featured President Putin in a small pair of leather pants, President Hollande in a cheeky little rubber number and President Merkel flashing her bits whilst doused in pearls. President Obama, he opted for a rather more sensible all in one sequinned blue spandex rabbit outfit”.

Musicians 50+ – Rob Duncan

Rob Duncan © Leland Bobbé

Rob Duncan © Leland Bobb

The latest in my new B&W portrait series titled Musicians 50+. Rob is  a keyboard player/songwriter/producer living and working in NYC.

New Portrait – Binky Phillips . . . Musicians 50+

Binky Phillips ©Leland Bobbé

Binky Phillips ©Leland Bobbé

This is the second in my new portrait series, Musicians 50+. This is Binky Phillips lead guitarist and songwriter from the legendary NYC band The Planets. Binky is also the author of a book titled My LIfe In The Ghost of Planets: The Story of a CBGB Almost-Was. Read Binky’s blogs in The Huffington Post.

Gender Book Cover

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Norton Books just used one of my Half-Drag images on a text book titled Gender.