My 1970’s Street Photos in The Museum of the City of NY

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I’m proud to announce that 18 of my gritty street photos from NYC in the mid 1970’s have been accepted into the permanent collection at the Museum of the City of New York. Little did I know that as a 25 year old roaming the mean streets that these photos would end up in a museum. I first approached them with this work about 3-4 years ago and I can tell you that persistence pays off.

 

Winter Barn

©Leland Bobbé

©Leland Bobbé

I shot this during a winter drive in upstate NY. Shot in color and processed into B&W using Topaz software. Whenever I the a shot like this it reminds me that there are potential great photos all around us, it’s just a matter of seeing.

On The Subway

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is the latest in my new series On The Subway. I love those off beat, strange and random expressions. Shot on m y iPhone and processed using Snapseed.

Neo-Burlesque in Dohdo Magazine

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

A  selection from my Neo-Burlesque project along with an article about the series is now appearing in Dohdo Magazine. Dohdo is an online photography magazine out of Barcelona featuring photographers from around the world.

OneEyeland Award-New York City Wall Art

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I just received my second award in the 2015 OneEyland Awards in the category specialty cameras.  All of the photos in my Wall Art series were shot using my iPhone.

 

One Eyeland Award

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

A selection of my portraits from my Musicians 50+ series was just awarded in the 2015 One Eyeland Awards in the category People/Portraits. Above is bass player Kenny Aaronson.

 

Mobile Photo Award Winner

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

 

My photo titled Streetlight was just awarded an honorable mention in the 5th annual Mobile Photo Awards in the category Silouhettes. There was a first place winner and all other awards were honorable mentions.

On The Subway

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Every day in NYC I see something that catches my eye, not always pleasant but usually real and often moving. In this case as soon as I hit the subway platform it’s bam, right in my face. After I snapped the photo the gent on the end said something really nasty to me but hey, I gotta do what I gotta do.

Blizzard

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I know this is probably one of the most photographed buildings in New York but I was out walking during the height of the blizzard last weekend and just happened to have my camera with me. This was what I saw. There was so little definition that the auto focus wouldn’t work on my Nikon and I focused this by hand barely being able to see anything. I converted to black and white and added a vignette to give it that old New York City look.

Neo-Burlesque Published on Flashbak

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Flashbak, a very cool website/blog that features interesting photography and art work is now running a selection of  my Neo-Burlesque Portraits.