Coney Island Portrait

Simone © Leland Bobbé

I shot this portrait on the boardwalk at Coney Island, NY one of the areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. I saw Simone hanging out on the boardwalk and although she wasn’t wild about the idea of having her portrait shot, I was persuasive and talked her into it. That’s the old parachute jump in the background.

2012 Loupe International Award #3

Miss Fame © Leland Bobbé

My third award in the 2012 Loupe International Awards. This time a Silver . . .

2012 Loupe International Award Winner


Corset © Leland Bobbé

My shot titled Corset has just won a bronze award in the 2012 Loupe International Awards

Neo-Burlesque Poster Prints Now Available

Apathy Angel © Leland Bobbé

I am now offering 16 x 24″ poster prints of selected images  from my Neo-Burlesque series for only $49 each at

Perfect for under the Christmas tree, no?

2012 Loupe International Award Winner

Vava © Leland Bobbé

My portrait of Vava has just won a bronze award in the 2012 Loupe International Awards in the People & Portrait category.

Robert Bacall Represents in Archive 2012 Volume 5

Hot off the press in the latest issue of Archive Magazine.

Half-Drag in Business Insider

Jordan Fox © Leland Bobbé

I don’t think one would think of Half-Drag in terms of a  business publication but here it is in Business Insider from this past September.


GLAAD Art Auction

Heidi Glüm © Leland Bobbé

Last night I attended the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Art Auction where I donated my Half-Drag portrait of Heid Glüm to help raise money for the organization. I’m happy to say that the photo, which was a signed open edition 12×18″ print sold for $800. This was $200 more than the value that i placed on the piece. The was was a silent auction and the bidding was hot and heavy during the last 15 minutes with 3 prospective buyers battling down to the wire. I was pleased that I was able to help raise money for a great cause.

Neo-Burlesque – Kat Mon Dieu Channels Marilyn

Kat Mon Dieu © Leland Bobbé

This is one of the last portraits I did for my Neo-Burlesque series. Here we have Kat Mon Dieu doing her best to bring back Marilyn.

New Promo Piece – Location Portrait

© Leland Bobbé

This is a new promo piece featuring one of my portraits shot on location. This particular image was shot at an upstate new York summer fair. Natural light and a silver reflector did the trick.