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 . . .

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Jojo Mayer

 

Jojo Mayer © Leland Bobbé

Jojo Mayer © Leland Bobbé

Drummer extraordinaire Jojo Mayer. This man can play . . .

Photo For a Rainy Monday

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Jon Paris

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is bluesman Jon Paris, keeper of the flame. Jon’s played with many greats including Les Paul, BB King, John Mayer and Levon Helm. You can catch him every Monday night at BB King’s Lucille’s Bar and Grill in Times Square. My project continues . . .

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.

Musicians 50+ Randy Pratt

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Bass and harmonica player Randy Pratt from Cactus, The Lizards and Rickity.

Musicians 50+ Ricky Byrd

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

My series continues with guitarist Ricky Byrd, about to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Joan Jett And The Blackhearts. I added a slight tone to this image using Topaz software.

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.

Musicians 50+ Annie Golden

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Continuing my Musicians 50+ series, this is singer/actress Annie Golden. From The Shirts at CBGB in the 70’s to Hair on Broadway, to films to currently appearing on Orange is the New Black where she just won a SAG award. Next up recently elected to the R ‘n R Hall of fame with Joan Jett, guitar player Ricky Byrd.

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.